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RF Cafe began life in 1996 as "RF Tools" in an AOL screen name web space totaling
2 MB. Its primary purpose was to provide me with ready access to commonly needed
formulas and reference material while performing my work as an RF system and circuit
design engineer. The World Wide Web (Internet) was largely an unknown entity at
the time and bandwidth was a scarce commodity. Dial-up modems blazed along at 14.4 kbps
while tying up your telephone line, and a nice lady's voice announced "You've Got
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PowerPCB? 1 design in 2 PowerPCB editing ??? - RF Cafe Forums
RF Cafe Forums closed its virtual doors in 2012 mainly due to other social media
platforms dominating public commenting venues. RF Cafe Forums began sometime around
August of 2003 and was quite well-attended for many years. By 2010, Facebook and
Twitter were overwhelmingly dominating online personal interaction, and RF Cafe
Forums activity dropped off precipitously. If the folks at
phpBB would release a version with integrated
sign-in from the major social media platforms, I would resurrect the RF Cafe Forums,
but until then it is probably not worth the effort. Regardless, there are still
lots of great posts in the archive that ware worth looking at.
Below are the old forum threads, including responses to the original posts.
|-- Amateur Radio
Gripes & Humor
-- CAE, CAD, &
Test & Measurement
Post subject: PowerPCB? 1 design in 2 PowerPCB editing ???
Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 1:33 am
If I had one PCB
design and wanted to give two people to edit (one person editing left
hand side part, another person editing righ hand side part), after they
finished their parts, how could I combine these two edited PCB file
into one finially in the PowerPCB? Moreover, what could I set it in
the PowerPCB before edition for final combination?
Post subject: Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 3:42
Joined: Mon Jun 27, 2005 2:02 pm
What I would do before moving to
such PCB layout is to make a hierarchical schematics that will detail
all the connections between the various blocks and by this minimized
the chances for mistakes. In addition both the PCB layouts would have
to contain the same number of layers and layer structure and maintain
the same guidelines and DRC settings.
One of my recent PCB layout
was done by more than 1 person (both on the same board one was doing
the digital and the other the RF) if you don't keep these guidelines
it can be prone to errors that can result in another spin of PCB layout.
I haven't done that on PowerPCB but these guidelines are general and
of course can match to any PCB layout tool!