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by Kraig K
08 Feb 2011, 18:07
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: 3D and Breadboard Views
Replies: 11
Views: 16841

Re: 3D and Breadboard Views

Yes, IDF capability would be wonderful. Not just a 3D viewer in DipTrace, although that is all well and good, but I want to export IDF to SolidWorks, edit there for clearance etc., and import back into DT. I too would pay for this. I am currently looking into other software so I can have this, but h...
by Kraig K
22 Sep 2010, 12:48
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Fabrication Drawing and hole callout
Replies: 0
Views: 4986

Fabrication Drawing and hole callout

I exported a DXF of my Drill_Top layer and imported into SolidWorks with the hopes that I could make a fab drawing. It seems the common look of these is the board with the holes located with symbols. My CAD guy said he couldn't find a way to get SW to automatically place different symbols for the di...
by Kraig K
14 Sep 2010, 10:57
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: Fanout and test pin pads for nailbed fixture
Replies: 4
Views: 9251

Re: Fanout and test pin pads for nailbed fixture

I have two single pin patterns now and I am attaching that to the schematic. That works fine. So If I have let's say 10 nailbed pins and I make that into one big pattern, how would I connect that to the schematic? Oh wait, maybe I could make a "connector" of sorts and attach each pin to the TestPin ...
by Kraig K
14 Sep 2010, 08:41
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: Fanout and test pin pads for nailbed fixture
Replies: 4
Views: 9251

Fanout and test pin pads for nailbed fixture

On my board layout, I took some of my device pins out to vias so I can attach a wire for testing purposes. I don't have anything on the schematic so if I do Update From Schematic, these usually disappear. Also if I check Net Connectivity, they are not found of course. Should I make a "component" for...
by Kraig K
09 Sep 2010, 08:45
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Connection lines still shown
Replies: 6
Views: 9700

Re: Connection lines still shown

Connection lines disappear if you draw a trace from pad center. If trace just touches to the pad or shapes were used instead of traces, blue lines remain in that case. If pads were connected with copper pour, open copper pour properties, go to connectivity tab and set options "Hide net connections"...
by Kraig K
08 Sep 2010, 12:23
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Connection lines still shown
Replies: 6
Views: 9700

Re: Connection lines still shown

[ They are all on the same net, just double checked, also no DRC errors. What I did originally was draw a thin trace (the size of all my other traces) on one pin, then changed the width, then positioned it so it was covering both pins. I think you're saying draw two thin traces, then increase the w...
by Kraig K
08 Sep 2010, 11:55
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Further design verfication/information
Replies: 0
Views: 4260

Further design verfication/information

In Layout and Schematic, would be nice to have the ability to see for instance, all the trace widths used, etc. Sort of like the Design Information from Layout, that is great but I may have changed my traces form say 40 mil to 45 mil and the only way I can verify that I got them all is by checking e...
by Kraig K
08 Sep 2010, 11:47
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Connection lines still shown
Replies: 6
Views: 9700

Re: Connection lines still shown

-- 08 Sep 2010, 09:46 -- Sort of related so I put in same thread. Pins 38 and 39 are connected on my schematic. I drew a wide trace (power) to cover both pins and manually centered it on the pins. The connection line is still shown for pin 39, I can understand that, but how can I get it to go away?...
by Kraig K
08 Sep 2010, 10:42
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Connection lines still shown
Replies: 6
Views: 9700

Connection lines still shown

Some of the connection lines on my layout still are displayed even when the points are connected. Unless I'm missing something and they really aren't but my board passes the Net Connectivity Check. Pin C2 of JP1 is touching the copper pour of my +5 layer, so what gives? I mean the line for LED2 to C...
by Kraig K
08 Sep 2010, 10:29
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Additional info on Pick and Place export?
Replies: 7
Views: 9639

Re: Additional info on Pick and Place export?

You can put the PN in the component properties as an additional field, then export the BOM from the schematic. Then copy/past the PN into the CPL.