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by Sid
05 Dec 2012, 13:14
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: What parts to select for simple circuits ?
Replies: 9
Views: 16439

Re: What parts to select for simple circuits ?

Thanks a lot for your very thorough response, John. I particularly liked the suggestion of using polystyrene to "test" the layout - that would never have occured to me and I will certainly do that when I get that far. I have done quite a bit of research on how to construct my circuits and I have bee...
by Sid
04 Dec 2012, 12:48
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: What parts to select for simple circuits ?
Replies: 9
Views: 16439

Re: What parts to select for simple circuits ?

I guess I must be real stupid to ask these questions, then. Even more so as I still do not have the knowledge needed to create even the simplest of PCBs. What is a stupid beginner supposed to do to learn the basics ? Keep ordering PCBs until one comes out right ? Use Eagle or another package that ha...
by Sid
30 Nov 2012, 17:54
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: What parts to select for simple circuits ?
Replies: 9
Views: 16439

Re: What parts to select for simple circuits ?

There are several I can't find, but what I have asked about so far is much more basic. I don't know the "code" used to identify components, and I can't find any reference to it online. For instance, what is the difference between RES, RES400 and RES500 ? I can't even figure out which one to choose f...
by Sid
30 Nov 2012, 17:36
Forum: Basic Schematic and PCB Design
Topic: DipTrace Team has the question to our users
Replies: 114
Views: 1155533

Re: DipTrace Team has the question to our users

I'd like to see breakaway headers, the kind that you can use on a breadboard or a PCB.

Preferably multiple combinations of them, e.g.
1x1 1x2 1x3 .. 1x12
2x1 2x2 2x3 .. 2x12
3x1 3x2 3x3 .. 3x12
(some redundancy there - you can rotate e.g. 1x3 to get 3x1)
by Sid
29 Nov 2012, 12:36
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Pin to pin connection without wire ?
Replies: 6
Views: 8584

Re: Pin to pin connection without wire ?

Right-click on the connector, select [Add to net...], select a net, check [Connect without wire], click OK.
by Sid
29 Nov 2012, 01:10
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Copper Pouring the ground doesn't remove the ratlines
Replies: 2
Views: 3741

Re: Copper Pouring the ground doesn't remove the ratlines

If you route the grounds before pouring they'll be gone. Maybe the autorouter could be used to do this in a hurry.
by Sid
28 Nov 2012, 14:54
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: What parts to select for simple circuits ?
Replies: 9
Views: 16439

Re: What parts to select for simple circuits ?

But how do I find out which component and/or pattern to select in the first place ? What do the numbers in the component names mean ? And what do the numbers in the pattern names mean ?

Do I need to measure all the components I use, or are there general rules that apply to selecting components ?
by Sid
27 Nov 2012, 05:13
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: How to put Copyright Symbol on Silkscreen
Replies: 4
Views: 5974

Re: How to put Copyright Symbol on Silkscreen

If you select a TrueType font (instead of a vector font), you can use Alt+0169.

I don't know whether it's a good idea to use a TrueType font or not. I'm new to this myself.
by Sid
27 Nov 2012, 04:07
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: What parts to select for simple circuits ?
Replies: 9
Views: 16439

What parts to select for simple circuits ?

Being new to electronics design, I've hit a roadblock. I have done a lot of research to learn what to do and I have successfully designed and soldered a few microcontroller circuits on prototyping boards. My circuits include a power supply, some digital inputs, a few simple sensors read by ADC, PWM ...