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by Tomg
Yesterday, 22:33
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: N/C drill holes not previewing or appearing in .drl file
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Re: N/C drill holes not previewing or appearing in .drl file

...1) If I select pads individually (or in groups) and go to pad layers and select just bottom, isn't that all I have to do to ensure there will be no top pads or plating? Or is it just sufficient to tell a board house that ALL holes are non-plated?... It seems reasonable to me that if you don't in...
by Tomg
26 Sep 2021, 10:46
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: N/C drill holes not previewing or appearing in .drl file
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Re: N/C drill holes not previewing or appearing in .drl file

I know this is probably way off on an unrelated tangent, but just for curiosity's sake go to the main menu in the PCB Layout editor and select " File " > " Layout Information... " to open up the " Design Information " dialog window. Does the " Holes " information listing track with what you believe ...
by Tomg
26 Sep 2021, 10:06
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: N/C drill holes not previewing or appearing in .drl file
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Re: N/C drill holes not previewing or appearing in .drl file

My knowledge on this subject is almost non-existent, but I did some experimenting and found that if both layers are not selected/highlighted then the coordinates will not be exported. As far as things not lining up, you might look to see if the " [x]Use Design Origin " option has something to do wit...
by Tomg
25 Sep 2021, 13:29
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: How to bring back ungrouped component
Replies: 6
Views: 82

Re: How to bring back ungrouped component

It most likely hasn't been imported into your user libraries. You will have to copy the schematic component to one of your User Components libraries, and the PCB pattern into one of your User Patterns libraries. Copying a component In the Schematic Editor choose the " User Components " group, select...
by Tomg
25 Sep 2021, 11:42
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: How to bring back ungrouped component
Replies: 6
Views: 82

Re: How to bring back ungrouped component

...Are you saying I only need to use the Pattern Editor to change the component and not worry about ungrouping/grouping?... It's a little more involved than that, but yes. Ideally, the schematic component should be using a component located in one of your component libraries. If so, then hopefully ...
by Tomg
25 Sep 2021, 08:57
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: How to bring back ungrouped component
Replies: 6
Views: 82

Re: How to bring back ungrouped component

Since they are only silkscreen markings you can leave them ungrouped and they should not disappear when running the " Renew Layout from Schematic " tool. FYI, re-syncing a component is accomplished by matching its reference designator to its counterpart on the schematic and choosing the " By RefDes....
by Tomg
23 Sep 2021, 20:31
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Through Hole Pad without Drilled Hole
Replies: 7
Views: 799

Re: Through Hole Pad without Drilled Hole

My only experience using the " Place Picture " tool involves a few minor experiments. You will have to play around with its contrast setting and it definitely will not be as razor sharp as the original vector drawing. Starting with a large bitmap sounds good to me, just to see how ragged the result ...
by Tomg
23 Sep 2021, 18:23
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Through Hole Pad without Drilled Hole
Replies: 7
Views: 799

Re: Through Hole Pad without Drilled Hole

From what I have read, DXF is an incomplete format that does not transfer " units " information. This apparently stems from disagreements between competing corporations at a time when everyone was supposed to get together and hammer out universal standards for the format. As a result, DXF requires t...
by Tomg
21 Sep 2021, 15:15
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Through Hole Pad without Drilled Hole
Replies: 7
Views: 799

Re: Through Hole Pad without Drilled Hole

...couldn't figure out how to move it to the bottom copper layer... In DipTrace version 4.1.3.1 you can right-click on the copper figure and choose " Properties... " in the context menu (or just double-click on it) to bring up the " Shape Properties " dialog window. In the " Shape Properties " dial...
by Tomg
21 Sep 2021, 13:41
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Through Hole Pad without Drilled Hole
Replies: 7
Views: 799

Re: Through Hole Pad without Drilled Hole

Do I have to go into Pattern Editor and "roll my own"? Yes. The ability to make a pad with a copper void has been submitted as a feature request in the past, but so far nothing has come of it. The workaround involves creating a DXF drawing/file with two concentric circles of the desired dimensions ...