Feature is based on file name rules.
Rules file access via: Windows-Start-Button / Programs / ZofzPCB / CAM_Load_Rules.txt
Command: File / Compose New / Manual
This command clears current project data. (You may be asked to allow erase of the current project data)
Additionally, it is possible to return to the manual compose (e.g. after rendering)
Command: Stackup / Manual Compose
Mouse and keyboard is involved
|PgUp-PgDn||CAM forward - backward|
|CAM shift / hoover|
|A-D, S-W||CAM pan, tilt|
|Tab||roll to level the floor|
|Space Bar||nearest rectangular|
|Left Mouse Button CLICK||center this PCB point|
|Left Mouse Button DRAG||rotate around this PCB point|
|Right Mouse Button DRAG||CAM pan - tilt|
mouse wheel peals layers from the side of camera (also F3, F4 keys)
mouse wheel click switch between single layer and layer stack mode (also F5 key)
There are 2 position
markers used to measure distances.
Please hoover the mouse over a selected object, then click keyboard key:
H – Hole
P – Pad (must be a flash)
E – Edge of the copper or mask
ESC – reset markers
if you select more then 2 markers, first
placed marker will stay on its place and 2nd will follow your next selections.
You can place the first marker again, by clicking object key twice in the same place or by resetting markers (ESC)
You can copy the dimension text to clipboard by pressing Ctrl-C
Similarly, you can use right mouse click and select the
function from right-click-menu.
There, you can also select measurement units (mm or mil)
Additionally If you use
N-Net, you can select a net (e.g. to find out where it is connected)
There are several color presets under View / Color Presets
There is Color Picker dialog under View / Color Picker.
There are two color tables: one for each layer type (left), one for each Individual layer (right).
You can use the slider (located on top) to mix colors from both tables in any proportion.
You can modify each table by selecting a table entry in the related drop down box.
The color is displayed on the radio button over the drop-down-box.
As usual, color can be selected either by R,G,B sliders or by H,S,V sliders.
There are some special items, existing only in the Layer Type table (e.g. background color)
Each table entry (in both tables) referring to object conducting current (copper, via)
also have adjustable a “Net Color” setting.
The slider is located above H,S,V sliders and appears only if such item is selected.
You can adjust how much of the Net Color is mixed into base color of Layer Type or Individual layer Layer.
Net Color is a random color selected for each detected net.
You can modify each net color (e.g. ground and power)
by hovering the mouse over it (on the PCB) and pressing N-Net key (see point4.2).
located under menu: F1-Help
6.1.2 "on-line help" page www.zofzPCB.com/help.htm (this file)
no information is send to website except request for http://www.zofzPCB.com/version/info.txt file.
This remote file contains the current version number.
This command starts external program, allowing you to send your message and your log file.
The log file is located at %APPDATA%\ZofzPCB\ZofzDebugLogFile.txt.
The log file can be revised before sending.
You can provide an email address, in case you expect feedback from me.
There is no other information send, than what is visible in the CrashReport.exe dialog-window.
The 3D Gerber Viewer
invokes automatically a request to check for the new version, every 5 days.
This request is to be confirmed by you. You can:
1. allow it, 2. allow it for ever, 3. disallow it this time.
You will get the information about the current version.
If there is a newer version, the default browser can be started to download the new program.
My internet provider counts accesses to the text file containing the current version number.
(As any other provider to any other file.)
That counter gives me some kind of feedback information.
Simply, if the counter counts too slow, I will consider to abandon the 3D Gerber Viewer support.
If it is counting fast, there will be more "post-design" tools or other software from ZofzPCB.
Please do not hesitate to send me a bug report.
To debug the program I need to reproduce the bug at my debugging workbench.
In case when the bug is related to the input data, I would need some input data from you.
I understand the delicacy of the subject.
So, if you have time, reduce the gerbers to the affected region and layers or simply trust me.
use firstname.lastname@example.org for more direct contact.
List of known bugs, version log: bug list