Thank you for giving me long feedback. Just what I need to further improve the ULP. :-)
The ULP was developed and tested with Eagle free version of 5.11 and 6.4.x in mind.
You need to be connected to the internet to see the image. It is hyperlinked to a page with titled " WORKSHOP VIDEO #56: TM220A table top pick and place overview"(Link may change in the future- may link to documentation in the wiki).
The predefined Eagle Layers #1 is Top and #16 is bottom. In the ULP if the parts does not belong to Top layer, then it will show as part of bottom layer . - Just to get all parts listed.
But I see your point here: We should only list parts that belongs to top and bottom layers and nothing in between (pads, logos, routes, names etc) then we can ignore the other layers.
the tabs (PCB Top and PCB_Bottom) layout will be the same (and will have similar problem) . They do not line up well on monitors below 1920x1080. I am still trying some algorithm to compute the pixels difference. I'm still testing it on smaller monitor.
In the Reel-Config tab- Its still the same problem with screen resolution.
Loading user stack would be nice. Currently, it retains the last stack it used based on (boardname) so that users don't have to start all over again.
In your test-2. Its not yet able to accommodate larger board and lots of parts. The ULP has a limitation as of 6.4.x (No scroll bar for dlgHBoxLayout and dlgVBoxLayout ). I hope that would change in the future.
I'll try to have some work-around in the next release, and will try to test several DP's project. Your feedback is what I need to further improve the interface.
just modifying a line of code:
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can (in theory) will allow more than 16 reels. But the scroll bar limitation of the ulp will still be a problem. If anybody can feed in some workaround for this, it will be of great help.
I am using eagle 5.11 and 6.4.x lite (free editions) on win7 machine.
And for your other questions, you can watch the workshop videos: http://dangerousprototypes.com/2013/02/21/workshop-video-56-tm220a-table-top-pick-and-place-overview/http://dangerousprototypes.com/2013/02/28/workshop-video-57-tm220a-pick-and-place-loading-reels-and-stack-setup/
or somebody in the forum might have a better answer.
The next release will have some fixes based on this info. Thanks a lot, Gil!