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by Tomg
Yesterday, 17:18
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Moving ALL "Assembly" to "Silk screen" ???
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: Moving ALL "Assembly" to "Silk screen" ???

Here's one way to do it... 1) Export the desired assembly layer (e.g. Top Assembly ) as a Gerber file named " Top Assembly " (settings - [x]Use Design Origin , same Units ) to a convenient location such as the Desktop. 2) Open a 2nd instance of the PCB Layout editor with an empty Design Area and imp...
by Tomg
14 Jul 2020, 14:40
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Maintain Component Focus When Changing Grid Size
Replies: 1
Views: 48

Re: Maintain Component Focus When Changing Grid Size

+1 Agreed. This DipTrace characteristic is annoying, especially if you have already spent some time selecting various objects only to discover that you need a special grid size not normally found in your custom grid size list. Maybe change the behavior so that after typing in a unique number in the...
by Tomg
14 Jul 2020, 09:44
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: V4.0.0.4 bug report
Replies: 0
Views: 66

V4.0.0.4 bug report

Bugs carried over into v4.0.0.4 1) Pattern Editor: Bottom Courtyard shape properties dialog window missing Line Width settings. 2) PCB Editor: Board Cutout shape properties dialog window missing Line Width settings. 3) PCB Editor: When the " [ ]Remove Loops (bow tie effect) " option is disabled, a ...
by Tomg
07 Jul 2020, 09:12
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Inversion Toggle for Silkscreen Layers
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: Inversion Toggle for Silkscreen Layers

Do you mean like this new feature found in version 4?...
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by Tomg
01 Jul 2020, 17:24
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: SC-70 patterns named SOT23
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: SC-70 patterns named SOT23

It looks like the search engine is including " Additional Fields " for some unknown (to me) reason. I see " SC-70-5 " in the Unique Name field of the first item in the search list that uses a SOT-23 pattern. ...EDIT... Assuming the Wikipedia article on the small outline transistor found here https:/...
by Tomg
01 Jul 2020, 10:29
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: v4.0.0.3 bug report
Replies: 1
Views: 136

v4.0.0.3 bug report

Bugs carried over into v4.0.0.3 1) Pattern Editor: Bottom Courtyard shape properties dialog window missing Line Width settings. 2) PCB Editor: Board Cutout shape properties dialog window missing Line Width settings. 3) PCB Editor: When the " [ ]Remove Loops (bow tie effect) " option is disabled, a ...
by Tomg
29 Jun 2020, 22:00
Forum: Making Libraries in DipTrace
Topic: QFP pattern help
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: QFP pattern help

Well, trying out the Pattern Editor's IPC-7351 pattern generator and plugging in the MicroChip-recommended dimensions (including pad size) produces the name " QFP64P50_1200X1200X120L60X22 "... MC_QFP.png If you search the standard DipTrace pattern libraries for similar names, the Nominal density " Q...
by Tomg
23 Jun 2020, 17:57
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: v4 copper pour bug
Replies: 1
Views: 222

v4 copper pour bug

Draw a true circle Obround on the Board Cutout layer, repour and watch copper pour anomalies appear. This does not happen with an identical drawing object on the Route Keepout layer.
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by Tomg
22 Jun 2020, 16:12
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: copper pour option changes - take 2
Replies: 0
Views: 179

copper pour option changes - take 2

The suggestions below were inspired by this thread - viewtopic.php?f=24&t=13464 , which is an example of a workaround that should not be necessary. I think it would improve usability if the options under the [Border] tab of the Copper Pour Properties dialog window were changed to reduce some confusi...
by Tomg
14 Jun 2020, 18:12
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: component rotation failure
Replies: 1
Views: 180

component rotation failure

1) Launch the PCB Layout editor, place a basic component (e.g. " RES_0805_N ") into the Design Area and press the [Esc] key to return to the Default Mode . 2) Move the mouse towards the component perimeter until it is highlighted in green (default Pattern Highlight color), right-click and select " ...