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by electronics-engineer
18 Apr 2013, 15:29
Forum: Basic Schematic and PCB Design
Topic: DipTrace Team has the question to our users
Replies: 111
Views: 1146579

Re: DipTrace Team has the question to our users

I would like to see every part used on an Arduino Uno in the library -- no exceptions. (the Arduino is an Open-source hardware board, and they provide schematics, etc, so you can build your own) This would be a nice move from a marketing standpoint; there are a lot of webpages devoted to the Arduino...
by electronics-engineer
22 Oct 2012, 00:42
Forum: Forum Suggestions and Feature Requests
Topic: Anti-Spam tools that you should consider using
Replies: 2
Views: 9338

Re: Anti-Spam tools that you should consider using

(Background for those following along at home: A while back I volunteered to check the moderation queue on weekends so that a new user posting late Friday won't have to wait until Monday to get his post approved.) I have noticed a growing number of robot spammers who keep registering new usernames. ...
by electronics-engineer
27 Feb 2012, 03:58
Forum: Forum Suggestions and Feature Requests
Topic: DipTrace comparison
Replies: 4
Views: 10398

Re: DipTrace comparison

How does it compare to more well known products? I have tried just about every PCB/Schematic package that has an evaluation or freeware version. I am quite experienced in board design - I was a certified OrCad trainer back when OrCad ran on DOS, and I taught classes in UltiBoard. Of all the product...
by electronics-engineer
21 Feb 2012, 18:25
Forum: Shared Projects and Ideas
Topic: Atmel / Arduino
Replies: 6
Views: 39944

Re: Atmel / Arduino

sacherjj wrote:Do a search for the AVR042 app note.

http://www.atmel.com/Images/doc2521.pdf
by electronics-engineer
19 Feb 2012, 11:11
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: End wire or bus by double clicking, start wire by hotkey
Replies: 5
Views: 5803

Re: End wire or bus by double clicking, start wire by hotkey

I would add the following to this request: Multiple actions on one hot key. I would like to hit a single key and place a resistor, rotate it, and move the reference designator. This implies being able to put mouse moves on a hot key. The DOS version of OrCad got this right; macro start, record all k...
by electronics-engineer
16 Feb 2012, 08:51
Forum: Making Libraries in DipTrace
Topic: Need Component MicroChip 18F25K22
Replies: 2
Views: 5717

Re: Need Component MicroChip 18F25K22

I find the following scheme to work quite well: I have four classes of libraries First are the libraries that come with diptrace. I never edit them or add delete parts. I assume that whenever I update diptrace, some of those parts will change, more parts will be added, etc. Second I have the librari...
by electronics-engineer
19 Dec 2011, 00:17
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: 2.1.9.2 Beta
Replies: 11
Views: 13837

Re: 2.1.9.2 Beta

That's a really good tip. Thanks!

It would be nice if all these tips and workarounds were gathered in one place. Perhaps a Wiki?
by electronics-engineer
19 Dec 2011, 00:13
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: Creating multi line text with edit and format control
Replies: 8
Views: 8499

Re: Creating multi line text with edit and format control

EEnh wrote: In lots of other CAD packages you need to use ctrl-enter and if you forget, you get to start over again.
Den
A good multilevel undo really helps in situations like that.
by electronics-engineer
16 Dec 2011, 19:16
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Better routing and part placement
Replies: 5
Views: 6933

Re: Better routing and part placement

One thing I would really like to see is an autoplacement that roughly mirrors the schematic - resistors at the upper left of the schematic placed at the upper left of the PCB, etc. Obviously it can't do this everywhere (consider a TTL hex inverter used in six different sections) but it would help a ...
by electronics-engineer
16 Dec 2011, 19:07
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Pin/gate swap
Replies: 6
Views: 9862

Re: Pin/gate swap

I suspect that it will be a bit complicated when swapping pin assignments on groups of logic gates... Stewart It's actually pretty easy. I recently did a bunch of swapping on a board that was driving a bunch of 7-segement LED displays with HC octal latches, and I was able to completely redo the pin...