Most of the components I used to make my PCB have the component value in F.Fab layer (standard color is yellow).
Now I’m trying to make a assembling drawing for hand soldering. For this purpose I tried to hide references (F.SilkS layer) and make visible F.Fab layer.
However after doing this there was no values on the print preview: https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/4212/855366.8d/0_b6b89_14584cda_orig.png
(as you can see F.Fab layer is ON but there is no values on preview).
If you use Plot and choose PDF instead, you’ll be able to make a printout of the F.Fab layer with values (check “Plot footprint values”).
For your second question uncheck “Plot footprint references” and plot the F.Silks layer.
EDIT: Don’t use print: it sucks. If you want a .pdf with a page per layer kind of thing plot all your gerbers, import into ViewMate, which is a crappy gerber viewer that will accomplish this. Gerbv and GerbView won’t do it last I checked.
Couldn’t get the values printed either even though F.Fab is selected as visible under render so thanks for the suggestion! It works but the values and references are in separate files, not very convenient. Is there a way to collapse the layers in the plot feature? Or another workaround to get print working?
Thank you for the input. If I get brave or if I have the chance to bring on line a new machine, I’ll upgrade. But for now everything is working. For now the solution that works is plot as PDF and run the same piece of paper through the printer twice, once for footprints, the second for values.