7 Replies Latest reply on Nov 29, 2017 8:24 AM by Autodesk Guest

    Delete lines on Dimension layer

    mschap1

      Hello fellow Eagle users,

      I am looking for some help with deleting some entries on the Dimension layer, Layer20.

      I am currently using version 4.16 of Eagle on a Windows machine and I inadvertently

      entered some text and wires on Layer20 and I do not seem to be able to delete them.

       

      I have tried to get information on the entries and all I get is the error beep indicating

      there is nothing selectable. I have also turned all layers on to see if this could allow me

      to select the desired items for deletion but this was not successful.

       

      Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

       

      Thank you.

       

      Mike

        • Re: Delete lines on Dimension layer
          Autodesk Guest

          On 11/28/2017 8:05 AM, Michael Schappert wrote:

          Hello fellow Eagle users,

          I am looking for some help with deleting some entries on the Dimension layer, Layer20.

          I am currently using version 4.16 of Eagle on a Windows machine and I inadvertently

          entered some text and wires on Layer20 and I do not seem to be able to delete them.

           

          I have tried to get information on the entries and all I get is the error beep indicating

          there is nothing selectable. I have also turned all layers on to see if this could allow me

          to select the desired items for deletion but this was not successful.

           

          Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

           

          Thank you.

           

          Mike

           

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          Hi Mike,

           

          Are you able to see the origin of the lines/text that you want to delete?

           

          Doug

           

            • Re: Delete lines on Dimension layer
              Autodesk Guest

              Am 28.11.2017 um 17:24 schrieb Doug:

              On 11/28/2017 8:05 AM, Michael Schappert wrote:

              Hello fellow Eagle users,

              I am looking for some help with deleting some entries on the Dimension

              layer, Layer20.

              I am currently using version 4.16 of Eagle on a Windows machine and I

              inadvertently

              entered some text and wires on Layer20 and I do not seem to be able to

              delete them.

               

              I have tried to get information on the entries and all I get is the

              error beep indicating

              there is nothing selectable. I have also turned all layers on to see

              if this could allow me

              to select the desired items for deletion but this was not successful.

               

              Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

               

              Thank you.

               

              Mike

               

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              Hi Mike,

               

              Are you able to see the origin of the lines/text that you want to delete?

               

              Doug

               

              IMHO it was not possible in Version 4.16 to delete a used layer.

              What you can try is to change layer 20 to the desired layer.

              For text you click on the originals, for wires you click on them or you

              group the desired area and then change layer.

               

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              Mit freundlichen Grüßen / With best regards

               

              Joern Paschedag

               

              • Re: Delete lines on Dimension layer
                mschap1

                I do not see any origin lines on either the test or lines. I have tried to change the layer

                of both the test and lines but I only get the error beep. If I try to group them together I

                get the same results, an error beep.

                 

                Regards,

                 

                Mike

              • Re: Delete lines on Dimension layer
                genebren

                Greetings,

                 

                Are these lines/markings part of a library object?  If so, you might need to edit the library object to remove them from the layer.

                  • Re: Delete lines on Dimension layer
                    mschap1

                    Hello Gene,

                    The lines and text are not a library object. They had been entered on the board layer 20 (Dimension Layer).

                     

                    Doug has suggested a number of ways to eliminate the lines and text but nothing has worked so far.

                    Instead of continuing to fix the problem I will be starting the layout from a clean board as I am under

                    a time crunch. I will return to the problem board in the near future to understand where the problem is.

                     

                    Thank you.

                     

                    Regards,

                    Mike

                      • Re: Delete lines on Dimension layer
                        Autodesk Guest

                        Am 28.11.2017 um 21:55 schrieb Michael Schappert:

                        Hello Gene,

                        The lines and text are not a library object. They had been entered on the board layer 20 (Dimension Layer).

                         

                        Doug has suggested a number of ways to eliminate the lines and text but nothing has worked so far.

                        Instead of continuing to fix the problem I will be starting the layout from a clean board as I am under

                        a time crunch. I will return to the problem board in the near future to understand where the problem is.

                         

                        Thank you.

                         

                        Regards,

                        Mike

                         

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                        Hi Mike,

                        if it is not a secret you can send me the file(s) for studying.

                        BTW I hope you use the version 4.16R2 which is the latest release of v4.

                        That will not help you on your current issue but contains some corrections

                        and your license is OK for that.

                        You can download it

                        ftp://ftp.cadsoft.de/eagle/program/4.16r2/

                         

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                        Joern Paschedag

                         

                        • Re: Delete lines on Dimension layer
                          Autodesk Guest

                          Am 28.11.2017 um 21:55 schrieb Michael Schappert:

                          Hello Gene,

                          The lines and text are not a library object. They had been entered on the board layer 20 (Dimension Layer).

                           

                          Doug has suggested a number of ways to eliminate the lines and text but nothing has worked so far.

                          Instead of continuing to fix the problem I will be starting the layout from a clean board as I am under

                          a time crunch. I will return to the problem board in the near future to understand where the problem is.

                           

                          Thank you.

                           

                          Regards,

                          Mike

                           

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                          Hi Mike,

                          if it is not a secret you can send me the file(s) for studying.

                          BTW I hope you use the version 4.16R2 which is the latest release of v4.

                          That will not help you on your current issue but contains some corrections

                          and your license is OK for that.

                          You can download it

                          ftp://ftp.cadsoft.de/eagle/program/4.16r2/

                           

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                          Mit freundlichen Grüßen / With best regards

                           

                          Joern Paschedag

                           

                          • Re: Delete lines on Dimension layer
                            Autodesk Guest

                            Am 28.11.2017 um 21:55 schrieb Michael Schappert:

                            Hello Gene,

                            The lines and text are not a library object. They had been entered on the board layer 20 (Dimension Layer).

                             

                            Doug has suggested a number of ways to eliminate the lines and text but nothing has worked so far.

                            Instead of continuing to fix the problem I will be starting the layout from a clean board as I am under

                            a time crunch. I will return to the problem board in the near future to understand where the problem is.

                             

                            Thank you.

                             

                            Regards,

                            Mike

                             

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                            Hi Mike,

                            if it is not a secret you can send me the file(s) for studying.

                            BTW I hope you use the version 4.16R2 which is the latest release of v4.

                            That will not help you on your current issue but contains some corrections

                            and your license is OK for that.

                            You can download it

                            ftp://ftp.cadsoft.de/eagle/program/4.16r2/

                             

                            --

                            Mit freundlichen Grüßen / With best regards

                             

                            Joern Paschedag

                             

                        • Re: Delete lines on Dimension layer
                          Autodesk Guest

                          Am 28.11.2017 um 17:05 schrieb Michael Schappert:

                          Hello fellow Eagle users,

                          I am looking for some help with deleting some entries on the Dimension layer, Layer20.

                          I am currently using version 4.16 of Eagle on a Windows machine and I inadvertently

                          entered some text and wires on Layer20 and I do not seem to be able to delete them.

                           

                          I have tried to get information on the entries and all I get is the error beep indicating

                          there is nothing selectable. I have also turned all layers on to see if this could allow me

                          to select the desired items for deletion but this was not successful.

                           

                           

                          Mike,

                           

                          • do switch visible only layer 20 (DISPLAY NONE; DISPLAY 20;).

                           

                          • Do you still see these entries?  Then they really are in layer 20.

                           

                          • If not visible, make visible one layer after the next at a time to

                          determine their real layer.

                           

                          • If visible, can you now MOVE them?  Then you should also be able to

                          DELETE them.

                           

                          • If not movable, GROUP ALL — is the group empty (status line)?  (Or, if

                          there are other intendend elements in layer 20, does a group move

                          include the intended elements but not your unwanted ones?)

                          Then they are part of a library element.

                           

                          • Switch additionally visible only layers 23 and 24, the origins.  GROUP

                          ALL, begin MOVEing group (be sure to abort MOVE with Escape to not

                          damage your design).

                           

                          • Do they now move together with the origins?  Then they are really part

                          of a library part, try moving one origin cross after another to

                          determine which part it is (always aborting with Escape).

                           

                          • If they still do not move, I'm afraid the file is corrupt and you will

                          have to start over from scratch.

                           

                          Good luck, Hans