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When I generate a layout documentation in Altium, I want that the outline of the PCB is always the same. E.g. not mirrored when I look at the bottom layer. But this way the bottom overlay designators are mirrored. Is it possible to mirror the bottom overlay designators in the pdf generator without manually to have to mirror the designators and move them to the right position afterwards? Mirroring them manually has the disadvantage that they have been moved around.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Do you plan to change them back before generating your gerbers? If you don't they'll be backwards on your actual PCB, which would be quite a bit worse than just being backwards in the GUI \$\endgroup\$ – DerStrom8 May 17 '18 at 10:50
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One quick solution would be to run the following query in the "PCB Filter":

IsText And OnBottomSilkscreen

Finally, in the properties tab, you can toggle the "Mirror" option.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Yes I tried that already. The problem is that the designators are moved in their position due to the mirroring. \$\endgroup\$ – electricar May 17 '18 at 8:41
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    \$\begingroup\$ Consider aligning them from the center. You will only have to move them once, and mirrorring them afterwards should not influence the position. \$\endgroup\$ – Sven B May 17 '18 at 8:50
  • \$\begingroup\$ Correct, you should set the justification to center-center (up/down and side-side) and then mirror \$\endgroup\$ – DerStrom8 May 17 '18 at 10:49

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