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by Tomg
Yesterday, 08:18
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Errors generated by Vias joining a Top and Bottom heatsink plate.
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: Errors generated by Vias joining a Top and Bottom heatsink plate.

Hi Andre. 1) Right-click on a shape (plate) and select " Properties... " in the context menu to bring up the Shape Properties dialog window. 2) In the Shape Properties dialog window make sure " Type: " is set to " Signal ", choose the appropriate net in the " Net: " drop-list and click on the [OK] b...
by Tomg
29 Jun 2022, 09:21
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Errors generated by Vias joining a Top and Bottom heatsink plate.
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: Errors generated by Vias joining a Top and Bottom heatsink plate.

From your description I can assume that the added "plates" are drawing figures assigned to the Signal/Plane layer on both sides of the board. In this case, make sure all of the vias belong to the same net, then do the same for the new Signal/Plane drawing figures. Once that is accomplished, those er...
by Tomg
28 Jun 2022, 08:49
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Errors generated by Vias joining a Top and Bottom heatsink plate.
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: Errors generated by Vias joining a Top and Bottom heatsink plate.

Are the "plates" copper pours? If so, were they updated after adding the vias?
by Tomg
23 Jun 2022, 12:20
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: component origin when doing a filter/search?
Replies: 1
Views: 161

Re: component origin when doing a filter/search?

With the search filter still open, hover the mouse cursor (do not click) over a component name in the list of found items and a pop-up will show the related library.
by Tomg
09 May 2022, 10:29
Forum: Other questions and issues
Topic: Suddenly cannot connect pads
Replies: 1
Views: 412

Re: Suddenly cannot connect pads

Assuming you're using DipTrace v4.2.0.1, turn on all layers (right side of screen) to see if there is anything blocking the trace from being completed...
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As a last resort, you can disable the "[ ]Follow Rules" option in the "Routing" panel on the left side of the screen...
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by Tomg
05 May 2022, 09:45
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Unexpected shorted pattern for PCB library parts
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Re: Unexpected shorted pattern for PCB library parts

Can you post your pattern library (*.lib) here for examination by others?
Does the stock DipTrace component named "87758-0451" do the same thing on your system? I am unable to replicate the problem using v4.2.0.1.
by Tomg
25 Apr 2022, 14:33
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Pads on Copper Pour
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Re: Pads on Copper Pour

Right-click on the pad and select "Thermal Settings..." in the context menu.
by Tomg
20 Apr 2022, 10:13
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Remove 3D model from specific component on one design
Replies: 5
Views: 4473

Re: Remove 3D model from specific component on one design

...Is there a way to permanently disable it for a part, or do I create a new part?...
I think you will have to create a new part. You might want to assign a blank STEP file to it if only to keep the 3D Preview tool warnings to a minimum.
by Tomg
20 Apr 2022, 10:06
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Layout Workflow (little issues)
Replies: 1
Views: 215

Re: Layout Workflow (little issues)

DipTrace version 4.2.0.1... ...How do I route a trace and drop a via to hit a pour and complete the routing?... Routing a trace can be initiated by pressing the " ~ " (tilde) hotkey. Make sure the copper pour has been assigned to the same net as the trace in question. In DipTrace you will have to fi...
by Tomg
13 Apr 2022, 18:07
Forum: Other questions and issues
Topic: Backward compatibility with v3.3 ?
Replies: 4
Views: 698

Re: Backward compatibility with v3.3 ?

I don't remember. In the distant past I think I was able to load the new version beside the old one, but I can't be sure. There may have been some shared DipTrace system files that were updated which could have caused some problems with the original installation. Just for the sake of a fresh start, ...