Tech-Tip: Setting a temporary grid in Design Force

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.

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Brian Gilman is an applications engineer at Zuken USA. He started at Zuken in 2009 after spending over 20 years at Invensys.

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