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by Tomg
Yesterday, 13:51
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: PCB & Schematic editors down?
Replies: 0
Views: 27

PCB & Schematic editors down?

Just curious to see if anyone else is having problems with the PCB & Schematic editors not responding after initial launch. This happened after Windows-10 decided to run major updates. It looks like the latest version of Windows-10 may have broken DipTrace's "Check for Updates" function and is causi...
by Tomg
30 Oct 2019, 13:09
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: NetPorts local to hierarchical block
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: NetPorts local to hierarchical block

Have you tried right-clicking on a pin and selecting "Add to Net..." with the [x]Connect without Wire option enabled? This works for existing and new nets (click on the [+] button to create a new net)...
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by Tomg
29 Oct 2019, 12:01
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: DRC trace width bug
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: DRC trace width bug

Hi Alex, I deleted all of my Trace Templates to make sure the default trace width is being used. After re-entering the default trace width as " 0.2 " (mm) and running the autorouter, the problem still occurs. Clicking on the flagged trace will display its Trace Width under the [Properties] tab in th...
by Tomg
28 Oct 2019, 11:04
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: Changing Units doesn't auto-refresh pattern window in Component Editor
Replies: 1
Views: 242

Changing Units doesn't auto-refresh pattern window in Component Editor

Component Editor 1) Set Units to inches and select/highlight the name of a pattern that shows dimensions. Notice that the dimension units displayed in the pattern window are in inches . 2) Use the hotkey combination [Shift] + U to change Units to millimeters . Notice that the dimension units displa...
by Tomg
26 Oct 2019, 17:49
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: DRC trace width bug
Replies: 2
Views: 165

DRC trace width bug

In the following example a 2mm wide trace was manually routed for Net 1 and a second 2mm wide trace was semi-autorouted (right-clicked on pad and chose " Route Net ") for Net 2 . Running the DRC ( D esign R ule C heck) shows a trace width error for Net 2 (the semi-autorouted trace), but not for Net ...
by Tomg
22 Oct 2019, 21:33
Forum: Making Libraries in DipTrace
Topic: Question on library component
Replies: 4
Views: 474

Re: Question on library component

Beats me what is correct or incorrect. You just have to make sure there is enough clearance in the hole to be able to easily insert the lead and allow solder to flow through to both sides, yet not too much of a gap so as to compromise the mechanical connection. A cursory search yielded this promisin...
by Tomg
21 Oct 2019, 16:06
Forum: Making Libraries in DipTrace
Topic: Question on library component
Replies: 4
Views: 474

Re: Question on library component

If I understand the datasheet correctly, you will need to create a custom pattern for your polyswitch (varistor?) with a name such as " VAR-5x2.6/7.4x1.07 ". You should double-check my dimensions before committing. The pads are an estimate using the documented lead diameter of 0.5106mm (24AWG) plus ...
by Tomg
21 Oct 2019, 14:31
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: copper pour line spacing
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: copper pour line spacing

It might mean the schematic and PCB are not in sync. Have you run Renew Layout from Schematic (By Components...), yet?
by Tomg
21 Oct 2019, 08:36
Forum: Making Libraries in DipTrace
Topic: Creating new pattern, newbie question
Replies: 5
Views: 4113

Re: Creating new pattern, newbie question

Here's a guide showing how to decipher pattern names - https://diptrace.com/books/Pattern_names_help.pdf
by Tomg
20 Oct 2019, 17:08
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: copper pour line spacing
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: copper pour line spacing

1) Right-click on the edge/border of the desired copper pour and select Properties... in the pop-up menu to bring up the Copper Pour Properties dialog window. 2) In the Copper Pour Properties dialog window select the [Pouring] tab, make sure the [x]Use Net Clearance option is enabled and click on O...