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  • 2 hours ago

    @PeterTecks DesignSpark moderator here. We've been back through all comments and can only find one deleted comment - which was a test comment as Sven Sager was unable to post his comment due to some code...
  • 2 hours ago

    It sounds like you have not saved your component you created with correct footprint or you have not used a unique name for the footprint which is then 'picking up' the original.
    There are lots of...
  • 2 hours ago

    This is covered in the FAQ's and discussed on the forum.
    https://designspark.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/categories/201145765-DesignSpark-PCB
    https://designspark.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/community/topics/200624545-DesignSpark-PCB-Discussion
  • 2 hours ago

    Hi, you would need to purchase an add-on to import, edit & export STEP/IGES files. No further AutoCAD file support is in the paid add-ons. The free version allows DXF export.
    https://www.rs-online.com/designspark/introducing-the-new-designspark-mechanical-add-on-modules...
  • 2 hours ago

    @pauljolly interesting! I hadn't appreciated that and good to know.
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