Rotating text in Eagle

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by sailmike, Jan 7, 2015.

  1. sailmike

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    I'm making a prototyping board for 4 different types of LED's on one board using Eagle. I need to align some of the text so it can be read from the left side and top of the board. Rotating the text doesn't work because the text can only be read from either the bottom or right side of the board. The text I'm trying to align to be read from the left is circled in the photo. I've tried rotating the entire board, but the text is still read from the bottom and/or right. How do I align the text to be read from the left or top, if it's possible?
     
  2. MrChips

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    If I recall correctly, you can SMASH the part and this will allow you to manipulate the text independently, i.e. you can then rotate the text.
     
  3. sailmike

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    The labels are not in the tnames layer. I'm adding the text to the tplace layer in the board editor.
     
  4. MrChips

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    I'm sure you can rotate text. I will look into it unless someone else gets there before I do.
     
  5. sailmike

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    The text can be rotated, but it's always read from the bottom or right side.
     
  6. JohnInTX

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    On the 2ed horizontal toolbar near the left you'll see Abc+ and Abc+ upside down. The upside down one is for spinning the text. Click it and use ROTATE or right click to spin the text.
     
  7. sailmike

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    That works! Those buttons are not intuitive at all. It took some experimenting to get the right orientation I wanted. First click on the text icon, enter the text, rotate to the side I want by clicking the right mouse button, and then click on the upside down ABC+.

    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2015
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