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by gunslinger
14 Jul 2014, 21:20
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Multiple boards layout within the same PCB project
Replies: 12
Views: 15144

Re: Multiple boards layout within the same PCB project

I think there’s another thread somewhere that describes this process, but if I remember correctly, it goes something like this: I had 3 schematics, producing 3 PCB’s and wanted to combine those 3 PCB’s onto one panel to reduce manufacturing costs. 1. Start by editing one of the PCB’s and changing th...
by gunslinger
20 Mar 2013, 01:13
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Connecting top+bottom pours to a specific pad
Replies: 10
Views: 12231

Re: Connecting top+bottom pours to a specific pad

Yep, I've had the same issue and I created the "two-pin" component as a work-around too. To me, it seems illogical to have to create a component as a work-around for the software, or worse, turn-off the error checking and hope for the best. If you were somehow able to create these boards by hand you...
by gunslinger
04 Feb 2013, 06:45
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Circular layout of components
Replies: 5
Views: 5952

Re: Circular layout of components

I knew I had to plot points on a circle and starting with degrees seemed logical. I remembered from High School trigonometry COS and SIN functions, but I had to google to find the correct method to use as I don't use any trig maths in day-to-day life (who does?). I then just popped it into a spreads...
by gunslinger
02 Feb 2013, 19:22
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Circular layout of components
Replies: 5
Views: 5952

Re: Circular layout of components

Hi Monsteryeti, Bit of mathematics really. I had to do something similar with a valve pattern. Try positioning your components with the X and Y coordinates below. The attached ZIP file contains the spreadsheet I used to create the plot points. Might come in handy... 55mm Diameter = 27.5mm Radius. Ra...
by gunslinger
18 Jul 2012, 02:45
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: [Resolved] Placing components under an IC
Replies: 3
Views: 4401

Re: Placing components under an IC

What you might have to do is create a "hybrid" component & pattern. That is, if you've got a DIP-20 pattern with 2 rows of 10 pins then you could add more pins in between these parallel rows and they could be routed in the PCB tool (you are then free to mount whatever you like on these new pins). Ob...
by gunslinger
20 Feb 2012, 19:49
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Net Class Name in tooltip
Replies: 0
Views: 3207

Net Class Name in tooltip

Hi, I'd like to see the NET Class Name in the tooltip that pops up when you mouse over a NET, in both Schematic capture and layout (but more so in Schematic capture). Makes it easier to see when you've forgotten to add a NET to a particular class (much easier than looking through the NET classes scr...
by gunslinger
13 Dec 2011, 23:49
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: An idea for default 3D objects
Replies: 0
Views: 3569

An idea for default 3D objects

Hi, Thinking aloud here.... For most components we already have a basic length and width dimension set in our pattern libraries. If a height parameter could be added to a pattern then the 3D rendering engine could draw a basic 3D "box" in lieu of objects that don't have a 3D component assigned. This...
by gunslinger
13 Dec 2011, 23:33
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Better routing and part placement
Replies: 5
Views: 7084

Re: Better routing and part placement

+1 For the auto place and auto route of "grouped" components. I've said it before, this is a visual tool. Anything that keeps you using it in a visual way makes sense and will speed up your development. It's great that loading a schematic into the PCB tool shows the components in the same layout as ...
by gunslinger
18 Sep 2011, 22:55
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: Auto-selection between Schematic and Layout
Replies: 8
Views: 9680

Re: Auto-selection between Schematic and Layout

+1 for this For a very visual tool it almost seems counter intuitive (IMHO) to have to select/search for things from lists. If you've laid out your schematic in a particular way you are no doubt very familiar with the location of various components in that layout, so being able to easily select them...
by gunslinger
02 Sep 2011, 03:19
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: 2.2 RC1 Colour Settings
Replies: 1
Views: 3562

2.2 RC1 Colour Settings

Hi,

Just upgraded to 2.2 RC1 and noticed that my BOARD colour setting had disappeared from the PCB editor.

If I go VIEW | COLORS from the menu and change the "Board Background" nothing changes - the board colour takes on the same settings as "Background".

This was ok in beta2.1.9.5


Thanks,