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by Tomg
Yesterday, 13:22
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Top side Jumper wire - DRC Connection Error
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Re: Top side Jumper wire - DRC Connection Error

1) Put all of the pad rings back to normal. 2) In the main menu choose " Route " > " Layer Setup... " to bring up the Layers dialog window. 3) In the Layers dialog window click on the [Signal/Plane] tab, select/highlight the " Top " layer, set its Layer Type to " Plane ", set Plated Holes to " Fixe...
by Tomg
07 Apr 2021, 10:33
Forum: Making Libraries in DipTrace
Topic: Where are the patterns stored
Replies: 4
Views: 961

Re: Where are the patterns stored

Sometimes I sleep, but not always. This is my attempt at keeping what's left of my semi-ancient brain in reasonable working order.
by Tomg
07 Apr 2021, 10:17
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: Component with internal net
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: Component with internal net

In the Component Editor create a three-part component. Here's an example of what that might look like... 123.png I wouldn't worry about a "virtual net" as I believe it won't matter when dropping each part into the schematic. The only pins needed are for the " throws ". Since there are no external co...
by Tomg
04 Apr 2021, 15:07
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: Net Classes
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: Net Classes

Just for fun, once you have saved your PCB with all of those new net classes you worked so hard to develop go back to the Schematic Editor and in the main menu choose Objects > Net Classes... to view the schematic's settings. There's a good chance those settings will be different from the PCB's so t...
by Tomg
04 Apr 2021, 14:44
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Are plane layers automatically poured?
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: Are plane layers automatically poured?

It is my understanding that you must create the copper pour yourself. I'm probably totally wrong on this, but that has never stopped me from dispensing "advice" in the past. I believe the Plane layer comes with certain properties such as round vias/pads regardless of their shapes on signal layers, p...
by Tomg
02 Apr 2021, 09:00
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: Unmerge nets
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: Unmerge nets

1) Right-click on the wire connecting SB2(1,2,3) to the +3.3V net port and select " Properties... " in the context menu to bring up the Net Properties dialog window. 2) In the Net Properties dialog window disable (uncheck) the top three options, set Apply To: " Selected Nets " and click on " OK ". ...
by Tomg
01 Apr 2021, 23:16
Forum: Shared Projects and Ideas
Topic: DXF to copper pour conversion
Replies: 0
Views: 135

DXF to copper pour conversion

If anyone is interested, here is a convoluted workaround to convert a DXF file into a fully-functional copper pour. This is a long and involved process, but so far it seems to be working. Let me know if you find any errors. Make sure to have a backup copy of your DipTrace board file before starting....
by Tomg
31 Mar 2021, 20:01
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: shortcut schematic to layout to schematic?
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Re: shortcut schematic to layout to schematic?

Hotkey settings can be assigned to open additional instances of an editor. If you are looking to just switch/toggle between applications and you are running Windows10, the two-key combination of [Alt] + [Tab] should do the trick.
by Tomg
31 Mar 2021, 15:24
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: Font size of an " Add to Net" connection name
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Re: Font size of an " Add to Net" connection name

As far as I know it is not possible in v4.1.2.0, but there may be hope - viewtopic.php?f=20&t=13394&p=28588&#p28588
by Tomg
30 Mar 2021, 18:27
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Problem with Placement by list
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: Problem with Placement by list

A picture is worth... ...well, you know the rest...
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