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by tinker1
29 Feb 2016, 18:04
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Board Orientation
Replies: 4
Views: 8954

Re: Board Orientation

im534.png
Are you trying to maintain the routing, or do you know you will have to re-route?

Does the attached im534.png describe what you are trying to do?
by tinker1
22 Feb 2016, 15:17
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: Can't find modified/saved component
Replies: 7
Views: 6524

Re: Can't find modified/saved component

Try saving it to your Documents/DipTrace/Lib folder if you have one.
Then after saving the component, in the schematic, select the component. Choose Replace Part. Then click "Filter On" and search for the modified component.
by tinker1
22 Feb 2016, 13:33
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: 2.2.9.b: Moving of Standard Libraries?
Replies: 2
Views: 4657

Re: 2.2.9.b: Moving of Standard Libraries?

Somebody may have written up something on this. In your documents folder, is there a DipTrace folder? And in that, is there a Lib folder? If so, that would be a good place to put any modified libraries. If not, I guess I must have put that there. If you are wondering where your modified files went, ...
by tinker1
21 Feb 2016, 17:35
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Miscellaneous Tips for using PCB Layout
Replies: 6
Views: 7685

Re: Miscellaneous Tips for using PCB Layout

Yes, it would. I saw that after making my batch file, but I have not tried it yet. I went ahead with my batch file on this project. I expect that would clearly be the right way to do it, and I will move to that method.
by tinker1
20 Feb 2016, 18:53
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Board Outline Flipped Left-Right in Gerber [solved]
Replies: 4
Views: 3832

Re: Board Outline Flipped Left-Right in Gerber

The other thing that I did not think of is that that setting is for the program and not for the particular .dip file! So when I tried a different .dip, even after having closed Layout, that bit stayed set. And after I cleared the bit, the samples of bugs I thought I was saving no longer exhibited th...
by tinker1
20 Feb 2016, 10:48
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Board Outline Flipped Left-Right in Gerber [solved]
Replies: 4
Views: 3832

Re: Board Outline Flipped Left-Right in Gerber

That was it. Things are working. That checkbox was selected. I am wondering why everything exported with Export All was not mirrored also. I first just unselected and exported the BoardOutline.gbr. Still was backwards. Did some fiddling around, and then everything started working. Your information w...
by tinker1
20 Feb 2016, 01:36
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Board Outline Flipped Left-Right in Gerber [solved]
Replies: 4
Views: 3832

Board Outline Flipped Left-Right in Gerber [solved]

When I generate the Gerber files, the BoardOutline.gbr is flipped left for right. It was identified by the board company. I fed the Gerbers to Gerbv and got that same backwards outline. While I had looked at the Gerbers before sending, I somehow did not notice. Had the board been purely rectangular,...
by tinker1
18 Feb 2016, 11:05
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Diptrace pcb track problem
Replies: 14
Views: 9395

Re: Diptrace pcb track problem

"...I think those pads have some kind of affinity for connecting to pours..." This is because Connect: (thermal settings) for those pads is set to " Yes " instead of " By Pour ". Selecting " Yes " forces a connection to the Copper Pour without regard to actual Net connections. Why would somebody ev...
by tinker1
16 Feb 2016, 16:22
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Via's covered up by pour?
Replies: 5
Views: 4484

Re: Via's covered up by pour?

Spent all afternoon working on this and made some nice progress. I think a lot of my issues were stemming from the fact that I was trying to design the solder mask, but it looks like it is generated automatically. That, and changing a bunch of via's to pads. ... that must have been a happy realizat...
by tinker1
16 Feb 2016, 16:16
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Diptrace pcb track problem
Replies: 14
Views: 9395

Re: Diptrace pcb track problem

I fiddled with frustration.dip in version 2.4.0.2. I first wondered why *any* pads would be connected to the pour if there was no associated net. I added some more holes and ran traces. That caused nets to be assigned and visible. Still odd behavior. Adding a pad, and running a trace on the top, and...