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by Tomg
Yesterday, 09:37
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Courtyard Design Rules
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: Courtyard Design Rules

Yeah, perhaps "rooms" or "areas" or "zones" would be a better way to do this. A via style setting should probably be included, too.
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by Tomg
19 Nov 2020, 10:30
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Courtyard Design Rules
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Courtyard Design Rules

Now that DipTrace has courtyards (and, hopefully soon, more "enhanced" manual routing features) the addition of component-specific design rules could be part of the program's natural growth. Component-specific design rules would be imposed whenever a trace belonging to a standard net class enters th...
by Tomg
12 Nov 2020, 16:51
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Import pin definitions in Component Editor
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: Import pin definitions in Component Editor

If there is a "BSDL" file available from the manufacturer, the Component Editor import tool might be able to handle it...
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by Tomg
07 Nov 2020, 12:02
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: How to convert Copper pour layer to Solder Mask layer
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Re: How to convert Copper pour layer to Solder Mask layer

This has been a feature request for years, but so far nothing has come of it. In the meantime, here is a crude workaround... 1) Select/highlight the copper pour and copy it to the clipboard ( Ctrl + C ). 2) Open a second (new) instance of the PCB Layout editor and paste the copper pour into it ( Ctr...
by Tomg
01 Nov 2020, 22:09
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: inverted text copper pour bug
Replies: 1
Views: 78

inverted text copper pour bug

If inverted text on the Signal layer is rotated to any angle other than 0 degrees, and its Anchor Point is not set to the " Top-Left " position, it will not line up with its copper void after the copper pour has been updated. The example below shows what happens when its Anchor Point is set to " Cen...
by Tomg
29 Oct 2020, 17:18
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: Tutorial does not match software
Replies: 1
Views: 205

Re: Tutorial does not match software

Which version are you using? I was able to find them in version 4...
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by Tomg
29 Oct 2020, 16:53
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: Regarding assigning values to components!
Replies: 5
Views: 4739

Re: Regarding assigning values to components!

Assuming you have version 4...
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by Tomg
29 Oct 2020, 11:21
Forum: Basic Schematic and PCB Design
Topic: Connection Manager - Combining Nets
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Connection Manager - Combining Nets

Here's one method, but be ready to use the Undo tool before resaving (just in case)... 1) In the Design Area double-click on the Q1(3) / R38(2) net to bring up the Net Properties dialog window. 2) In the Net Properties dialog window type in the name of the hidden net (replaces the original name), en...
by Tomg
24 Oct 2020, 22:06
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Diptrace menu: Can buttons be moved or removed?
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: Diptrace menu: Can buttons be moved or removed?

You can show/hide entire toolbars by selecting View > Toolbars. I don't think control of individual tool buttons is available. Toolbars can be moved by left-dragging their handles...
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