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by Tomg
13 Sep 2019, 10:08
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: PCB antenna layout
Replies: 7
Views: 2451

Re: PCB antenna layout

Adding the antenna pattern to an existing custom pattern library 1) Copy the pattern library file named " antenna.lib " (attached below) to your desktop. 2) Launch the Pattern Editor , choose " Other Libraries " in the Current Library Group selection panel (left side of display), in the main menu c...
by Tomg
12 Sep 2019, 08:57
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: PCB antenna layout
Replies: 7
Views: 2451

Re: PCB antenna layout

I have created a pattern file if you're interested in making a component out of it. Just let me know and I'll post it here along with a set of instructions.
by Tomg
03 Sep 2019, 07:29
Forum: Making Libraries in DipTrace
Topic: making vias in ground pad of IC
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: making vias in ground pad of IC

What kind of warning message are you seeing?
by Tomg
01 Sep 2019, 08:37
Forum: Making Libraries in DipTrace
Topic: making vias in ground pad of IC
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: making vias in ground pad of IC

" ...How do you make vias in the ground pad of an IC without making them into pads... " I'm assuming you are referring to the application of thermal vias to a pattern, for which DipTrace has no dedicated solution. Here are a couple of thermal via work-arounds that were discussed a while back - https...
by Tomg
27 Aug 2019, 08:19
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Mask/Paste settings dialog changes
Replies: 0
Views: 69

Mask/Paste settings dialog changes

The Mask/Paste Settings dialog window needs to be less ambiguous. Eliminate the custom check boxes and value entry boxes in the bottom section. In the top section add a " Custom " choice to the drop lists and move the value entry boxes to their right. For example... When " Common State " is selected...
by Tomg
26 Aug 2019, 09:32
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: Error message not translated
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Error message not translated

While attempting to export Gerber files for a non-existent board (empty/blank Design Area) in ODB++, an untranslated error message appears in the English language version...
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by Tomg
23 Aug 2019, 08:15
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Hide all unconnected via rings in layers
Replies: 8
Views: 2821

Re: Hide all unconnected via rings in layers

If you have finished routing the differential pair then, as a workaround, I suppose you could convert its vias to "Static" in order to give you the ability to hide the rings.
by Tomg
23 Aug 2019, 07:44
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Place multiple instance of same part in an array?
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: Place multiple instance of same part in an array?

Select/highlight the original group of LEDs and then choose Edit > Copy Matrix... (or use the hotkey combination Ctrl + M).
by Tomg
20 Aug 2019, 12:11
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: 3D render VERY slow for one particular board
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: 3D render VERY slow for one particular board

"...I presume there's no way to reduce the amount of detail without making a new STEP file from scratch?..."
Not to my knowledge. If you're feeling a little masochistic today, you could try importing the STEP file into FreeCAD to see if FreeCAD will export it as a smaller STEP file.
by Tomg
20 Aug 2019, 10:36
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: 3D render VERY slow for one particular board
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: 3D render VERY slow for one particular board

It's possible that one (or more) of the components has a very large STEP file associated with it. Sometimes a component's STEP file can be unnecessarily complex for use as a clearance model. Try deleting the suspect component(s) from the board (don't resave it, of course) and initiate 3D view again ...