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by monkey123
07 Feb 2013, 14:25
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Flipping a picture file
Replies: 3
Views: 3740

Re: Flipping a picture file

I did that and the image now shows up black on the PCB, instead of white like everything else on the bottom silk layer. The images shows up white if placed on the top silk layer. Also, is there a way to place an image according to it's actual image dimensions? I can't draw a box and "guess" the prop...
by monkey123
07 Feb 2013, 02:22
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Flipping a picture file
Replies: 3
Views: 3740

Flipping a picture file

I imported a picture (.BMP) file into diptrace. It works perfect on the top layer. But if I place it on the bottom layer it is backwards. The Edit > Flip Selected command will not work with the picture file. Any idea on how to flip the image horizontally so it is not backwards on the bottom layer?
by monkey123
23 Jul 2012, 21:20
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Diptrace will not import SES from TopoR
Replies: 1
Views: 3501

Diptrace will not import SES from TopoR

I recently routed some PCBs with TopoR by exporting DSN's from Diptrace. I have successfully exported the routed board from TopoR in an SES file. I go to the Diptrace menu Route > Electra/Specctra Interface > Import Autorouter SES... and select the SES file. After clicking OK, it does NOTHING. Any i...
by monkey123
23 Jul 2012, 15:02
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Better routing
Replies: 5
Views: 6490

Re: Better routing

So far I prefer TopoR. It does crash, but I've gotten successful routes and exports out of it, which has not been the case with the free router. Granted, there is no way I'd shell out $6k for it with that kind of instability. Now if I could only get that SES file to actually import correctly into Di...
by monkey123
23 Jul 2012, 02:12
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Better routing
Replies: 5
Views: 6490

Re: Better routing

Thanks, will take a look at this. I've also been frustrated with auto placement and auto router. I have NEVER gotten auto placement to find a valid solution, when it's easy to place everything myself... Autorouter will usually work, but will make traces unnecessarily long and it's not efficient. I j...
by monkey123
19 Jul 2012, 13:20
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Diagonal autorouting .. possible?
Replies: 11
Views: 10820

Re: Diagonal autorouting .. possible?

Perhaps I am wrong. But then why does the TopoR website say (c) Novarm, Ltd. on it? Is not Novarm Diptrace? As for Eagle's autorouter: I can set copper pours and connect them to ground. The autorouter will then NOT route actual traces for ground, but will route the rest in such a way that the ground...
by monkey123
19 Jul 2012, 03:04
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Diagonal autorouting .. possible?
Replies: 11
Views: 10820

Re: Diagonal autorouting .. possible?

So wait, let me get this straight (this is a problem I'm also experiencing). I pay hundreds of dollars on Diptrace and get a fairly crummy autorouter (eagle is better and will at least take into consideration ground planes), while the really good autorouter, TopoR, is made by the same company?? And ...
by monkey123
04 Apr 2012, 04:24
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Autorouter still routing ground signals with ground pour
Replies: 1
Views: 3294

Autorouter still routing ground signals with ground pour

I've added a copper pour on a signal layer and connected it to the GND net. However, when I run autorouter the autorouter seems to ignore the ground plane and still tries to route ground wires. In the past, when using other PCB software I've used the ground pour as a method to make it easier on the ...
by monkey123
31 Jan 2012, 01:22
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Auto placement areas
Replies: 3
Views: 4239

Re: Auto placement areas

Autoplacement should use all area on both sides of a board, if placement parameters don't forbid that. To forbid placement over the switch you can add placement keepout shape on top side over the switch. To allow placement of components over the potentiometers please open placement setup and check ...
by monkey123
30 Jan 2012, 14:24
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Changing pattern side not working
Replies: 3
Views: 3302

Re: Changing pattern side not working

It is a through-hole component and has 3 through holes in the pattern. The Library Verification shows no errors.