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by Tomg
21 Jan 2020, 23:02
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: Having trouble with Align Objects
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: Having trouble with Align Objects

I agree. The DipTrace method is a little confusing and example images would help. Two things to keep in mind while attempting to use the tool... * After selecting/highlighting the desired objects to be aligned, decide which one is to be the anchor and then right-click on it to access the Align Objec...
by Tomg
18 Jan 2020, 13:25
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: How to put the trademark symbol on silk layer
Replies: 12
Views: 407

Re: How to put the trademark symbol on silk layer

Another method would involve making your own symbols in vector font sizes from 2 to 72 on the Top Silk layer and saving as "patterns" in one of your custom pattern libraries. Just place the required size pattern onto the PCB where needed, right-click on it and select " Ungroup Component " in the pop...
by Tomg
14 Jan 2020, 18:44
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: Inverting parts symbols
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: Inverting parts symbols

1) Make sure all objects are unlocked before trying to move them by first selecting everything ( Ctrl + A ), then right-clicking on one of the selected/highlighted components (not its pins) and finally selecting " Unlock Selected " in the pop-up menu. (If everything is already unlocked the only loc...
by Tomg
14 Jan 2020, 16:37
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: Inverting parts symbols
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: Inverting parts symbols

Before re-orienting the component, right-click on it (not its pins) and select "Disconnect Wires" in the pop-up menu. After the component has been re-oriented, reconnect the wires.
by Tomg
13 Jan 2020, 17:50
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: 3D images tricks?
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: 3D images tricks?

Looks like somebody may have messed up the decimal point placement for the product height. Try this one instead... LFBGA_448_18x18.zip I maxed out all three outside dimensions for a worst-case scenario as per the datasheet: 18.1mm x 18.1mm x 1.27mm , +.01mm above the PCB (changeable in the Pattern E...
by Tomg
06 Jan 2020, 08:24
Forum: Basic Schematic and PCB Design
Topic: Voltage and Amps Over Traces and Pours
Replies: 3
Views: 479

Re: Voltage and Amps Over Traces and Pours

Here's a thread that might help you figure things out - viewtopic.php?f=4&t=12949&p=27049
by Tomg
26 Dec 2019, 10:34
Forum: Basic Schematic and PCB Design
Topic: Pattern property Height in Export?
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: Pattern property Height in Export?

Here's one manufacturer's explanation and recommended requirements for the centroid file - https://www.screamingcircuits.com/assets/pdfs/understanding-the-centroid.pdf So it looks like the only data that needs to be provided by the centroid (DipTrace pick-and-place) file is as shown in the example t...
by Tomg
24 Dec 2019, 22:46
Forum: Basic Schematic and PCB Design
Topic: Pattern property Height in Export?
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: Pattern property Height in Export?

Perhaps version 4's new Pattern Editor will clear up some of this confusion. Let's hope so. Here's a sneak peek - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PejMVcZk5E
by Tomg
24 Dec 2019, 17:21
Forum: Basic Schematic and PCB Design
Topic: Pattern property Height in Export?
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: Pattern property Height in Export?

As far as I can tell, the Height and Width are the automatically-measured extremes of the pattern (could be wrong, of course)… pp1.gif And how about this one where the silk dot is included... pp2.gif Text on the silk layer planted outside the normal pattern border (e.g. " + ") really messes up the f...