Tech-Tip: Setting a temporary grid in Design Force

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Offsetting your Grid can be very useful when your component pads do not fall on the current Grid.

This can be done by using a Macro command “( settemporarygrid setpitch inputbasepoint”.  Enter the command in the Macro command window select Start Playback then select any pad from the component.  This will move your grid to the center of the pads.

When finished you can then release the Temporary Grid by selecting Clear Temporary Grid from the Grid menu.

Brian Gilman
Brian Gilman
Applications Engineer
Brian Gilman is an applications engineer, supporting customers with CR-8000/CR-5000 training and consulting. He works directly with the customers on a daily basis helping them work through the technical challenges they face. He loves to ski and must be on the first chairlift in the morning to lay down the first tracks on fresh powder.

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