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by Tomg
Yesterday, 09:12
Forum: Basic Schematic and PCB Design
Topic: Newbie here , How do I connect and move problem
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Re: Newbie here , How do I connect and move problem

"...this just wont connect on the last section of the net trace..." Can you provide a screenshot showing the problem? "...how do i move the complete circuit components and traces around inside the PCB outline..." Anything that is highlighted can be left-dragged around with the mouse (or you can use...
by Tomg
16 Jan 2019, 22:58
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Trace connection to hidden through hole pad ring
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: Trace connection to hidden through hole pad ring

It's possible that the connection between the pad-less plated-through hole ( Pin 2 ) and the trace ( Trace 2 ) might be susceptible to cracking/separation if mechanically stressed. Can't say for sure, but it looks like a minimum annular ring size of 0.025mm is recommended for internal layers; accord...
by Tomg
13 Jan 2019, 06:20
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: How do you move components from top to bottom of board
Replies: 9
Views: 835

Re: How do you move components from top to bottom of board

As a side note, hotkey " M " is the default DipTrace assignment for Change Mode and the Mirror hotkey is not normally defined. You will have to assign a Mirror hotkey as follows... 1) Click on " Tools " in the Main Menu and select " Hotkey Settings... " in the drop-down menu to bring up the Hotkey S...
by Tomg
10 Jan 2019, 10:01
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: 3D rendering and google sketchup
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: 3D rendering and google sketchup

It's common to use STEP files for inter-CAD 3D rendering. DipTrace can export STEP files from its 3D Preview window. From what I have read, Sketchup cannot import STEP files. You will have to find a program that can convert STEP files into whatever Sketchup can import.
by Tomg
09 Jan 2019, 10:00
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: nets inadvertantly connected
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: nets inadvertantly connected

See this thread for more information on some surprise net-merging fun with DipTrace - viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11439&p=21861
by Tomg
04 Jan 2019, 10:58
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: Problem Importing DXF file to Diptrace PCB
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: Problem Importing DXF file to Diptrace PCB

Looks like a DipTrace bug to me. In the meantime, here is a possible work-around... 1) Create a *.dxf file with 2 empty circles representing the outside diameter and positions of the two pads. Do not trim the circles, yet; they should be normal circles. Do not draw the holes. 2) In the Pattern Edito...
by Tomg
29 Dec 2018, 11:25
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: DIN Rail Connector
Replies: 3
Views: 579

Re: DIN Rail Connector

I don't know if this is exactly what you are looking for, but I suppose you could try creating a " phantom terminal block ". Be warned that the following method comes with potential "gotchas"... 1) In the Component Editor open a custom connector library and create a new connector with the desired nu...
by Tomg
22 Dec 2018, 23:40
Forum: Basic Schematic and PCB Design
Topic: Problem loading new components from SamacSys Search
Replies: 2
Views: 1739

Re: Problem loading new components from SamacSys Search

I spent a day writing/testing the procedure outlined below and it seems to work for me - so far. Give it a try and let me know how things turn out. I - SamacSys Library Loader 1) Launch the SamacSys Library Loader program, click on " Search for Parts " to bring up, for example, the Mouser website, s...
by Tomg
21 Dec 2018, 09:53
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: problem with import
Replies: 1
Views: 1314

Re: problem with import

I'm using the latest version of DipTrace and it appears to import a DXF file containing a simple arc (created in Alibre Design ) directly into the Pattern Editor as an arc. I noticed that you mentioned using fill, so I am unable to guess what's happening without seeing the actual drawing. Would you ...