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by mbelectronicdesign
Yesterday, 07:07
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Single schematic, multiple PCB layouts
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Single schematic, multiple PCB layouts

@fi2eewill
Thanks, I will try that out and report back
by mbelectronicdesign
02 Apr 2020, 09:03
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Single schematic, multiple PCB layouts
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Single schematic, multiple PCB layouts

I have a client who wants me to take a single (simple 3 Op Amp) schematic and lay it out in 9 different ways on the same PCB for manufacture and evaluation purposes - mainly testing to get rid of a crosstalk issue. I could copy the design sheet 8 times but is there any way to either: 1. Put multiple...
by mbelectronicdesign
17 Jan 2019, 10:19
Forum: PCB Manufacturing Questions
Topic: Vias in SMD pads
Replies: 8
Views: 10190

Re: Vias in SMD pads

Phil, Get yourself a good stereo microscope and buy kits for 0603 resistors and capacitors, they are easy to work with under the microscope. The PCBs get much smaller and cheaper. I use all SMT if possible and SOT23, SSOP, or SOIC devices (ones with 'legs'). For capped / plugged via in pad, how do y...
by mbelectronicdesign
13 Nov 2017, 12:11
Forum: DipTrace News and Events
Topic: DipTrace 3.2 release
Replies: 25
Views: 20655

Re: DipTrace 3.2 release

Thanks, I installed the 64 bit version on the 4k laptop and the icons are tiny! I'm after the basic concept of the rules for solder mask swell. I have some components in the libraries I made, especially for the tiny footprints, that I customized the solder swell because the default seems to be to ta...
by mbelectronicdesign
12 Nov 2017, 08:28
Forum: Making Libraries in DipTrace
Topic: Copper Between Pads
Replies: 1
Views: 1188

Copper Between Pads

I have a project that uses a 4 AHr battery that supplies power along tracks across my PCB and I designed a simple fuse (which is just an 0603 resistor with a thin copper trace between the 2 pads) in case the end of the track gets shorted to ground; if that happened, the fuse should blow first (thinn...
by mbelectronicdesign
12 Nov 2017, 08:15
Forum: DipTrace News and Events
Topic: DipTrace 3.2 release
Replies: 25
Views: 20655

Re: DipTrace 3.2 release

Great job on the update guys :D Does 3.2 fix the display issues of tiny icons when using 4k displays? Right now you still got me using the 32-bit version of Diptrace to get around this issue on my Dell XPS-15 9550 laptop with 4k display. Also, can you please point me to a description of how the chan...
by mbelectronicdesign
12 Nov 2017, 07:58
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Via in SMD pad
Replies: 1
Views: 1809

Re: Via in SMD pad

The request is reasonable but you can already have more pad numbers in the footprint than in the component. I often add extra pads e.g. to a USB connector, the component shows the normal pins 1-5 which includes a ground pin for the USB connector, then in the attached pattern dialog box in Component ...
by mbelectronicdesign
06 Jul 2017, 06:24
Forum: DipTrace News and Events
Topic: DipTrace 3.1 release
Replies: 17
Views: 19174

Re: DipTrace 3.1 release

OK thanks for the information. Keep up the good work guys.
by mbelectronicdesign
15 Jun 2017, 12:45
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: Unable to Install 3D Models
Replies: 1
Views: 2078

Unable to Install 3D Models

I have a 4k Dell XPS15 laptop that I was running 64 bit Diptrace on but changed to 32 bit until the fix for tiny icons issue comes out (apparently it's not fixed in 3.1). Having upgraded my desktop PC to 3.1, I was trying to work with footprints on my laptop but it insisted that I upgrade to the lat...
by mbelectronicdesign
08 Jun 2017, 14:20
Forum: Making Libraries in DipTrace
Topic: Import Library Parts from Altium
Replies: 1
Views: 2364

Import Library Parts from Altium

The newly released version 3.1 claims as one of its new features... "Altium ASCII import (Schematic, PCB, libraries)" so presumably you guys have done some testing on this.

Can anyone at Diptrace offer any step-by-step guidance of the best way to import parts from Altium?

Thanks,

Ted