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by Tomg
16 May 2018, 08:29
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: Keeping testpoint our of BOM
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: Keeping testpoint our of BOM

Hi John, I really don't know what the difference is between the Solid and Parts options. It's possible that it has something to do with the exported file's size, but I can't be sure. Experience tells me that some parts won't be properly rendered during export when using the Solid option, especially ...
by Tomg
15 May 2018, 19:51
Forum: Other questions and issues
Topic: Thermals and connection to power planes
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Thermals and connection to power planes

"...I was wondering if I need to make thermals for all my plane connections?..." Not unless you need to solder to those vias. Since Gerber files do not include drill holes (that's the purpose of the N/C Drill file) it will be impossible to locate any vias having direct connections to copper pours (n...
by Tomg
15 May 2018, 11:36
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: Keeping testpoint our of BOM
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: Keeping testpoint our of BOM

" ...I looked into the markings but the component does not have a "TP" anymore... " If updating the component from the library didn't help, I guess you'll have to change the RefDes manually using the Component Properties dialog window. WARNING I almost forgot one important caveat about using Netport...
by Tomg
15 May 2018, 10:11
Forum: Basic Schematic and PCB Design
Topic: Pattern views track side or top view?
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: Pattern views track side or top view?

You will find when using View > Mirror , selecting objects is unnecessary. Just change the Layer Display Mode to " Current Only " (hotkey " D " will cycle through different display modes) and then choose which layer to display (hotkeys " T ", " B " and " 1 " through " 9 " will cycle through differen...
by Tomg
15 May 2018, 09:39
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: Keeping testpoint our of BOM
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: Keeping testpoint our of BOM

1) In the Schematic Editor , right-click on the component and select Properties... in the pop-up menu to bring up the Component Properties dialog window. 2) In the Component Properties dialog window click on the [Markings] tab, choose which markings to show and then select OK . p.s. When running th...
by Tomg
15 May 2018, 08:02
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: Keeping testpoint our of BOM
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: Keeping testpoint our of BOM

"...How can I keep the testpoint out of the BOM?..."
Since its Part Type is "Normal", you can't. If you create a custom test point component and set its Part Type to "Net Port", it will be excluded from the BOM.
by Tomg
15 May 2018, 06:27
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: User Manual
Replies: 1
Views: 154

Re: User Manual

" ...Is there a User Manual for this software?... " Not that I know of. There is only the tutorial, Help files and the forums. Here is a thread with a very basic primer of sorts that might help you better understand DipTrace - https://diptrace.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=11762&p=22967 And here's h...
by Tomg
15 May 2018, 06:21
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Static vias
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: Static vias

The vias shouldn't be losing their connections. Are you employing one of the netlist import tools or the Renew Layout from Schematic tool? In the meantime you might be able to speed up the manual connection process using the following method... 1) Group select/highlight the appropriate Static Vias ,...
by Tomg
14 May 2018, 15:29
Forum: Basic Schematic and PCB Design
Topic: Can aSolder mask be edited / trimmed away?
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: Can aSolder mask be edited / trimmed away?

You can create custom mask shapes, but it seems like you may not be aware that masks are automatically created. This is a common trap for new DipTrace users because automatic masks are not displayed in the PCB Layout editor's Design Area ; only custom masks are displayed there. See this thread for a...
by Tomg
09 May 2018, 06:16
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Pattern not routing
Replies: 11
Views: 300

Re: Pattern not routing

To lay out the pattern below I copied pad # 1 to create the other four pads, then I offset the polygons of the four copies to make sure they did not intersect with the (0,0) coordinate. (The offsets involve each pad's polygon coordinates, not their positions relative to each other.) Notice that the ...