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by Martin Johnson
20 Jun 2020, 06:24
Forum: DipTrace News and Events
Topic: DipTrace 4.0 Release
Replies: 100
Views: 15237

Re: DipTrace 4.0 Release

Found out that you can right click on a list item in schematic and PCB and choose list width to adjust the width of the Place Component side bar. Not a very obvious solution given the usually expected method to drag it; but it has made library names readable again; cant seem to find a solution for t...
by Martin Johnson
20 Jun 2020, 05:11
Forum: DipTrace News and Events
Topic: DipTrace 4.0 Release
Replies: 100
Views: 15237

Re: DipTrace 4.0 Release

In component editor the "Select Component" sidebar on the left is horizontally re-sizable. That is useful since it is possible to view the full name of the component and library. In PCB and schematic editors it is set to a fixed horizontal size which at least on my Windows system is too narrow to fi...
by Martin Johnson
16 Jun 2020, 13:28
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Remember window sizes & positions
Replies: 1
Views: 282

Re: Remember window sizes & positions

I totally agree with this, it can be particularly annoying with the window maximizing each time opened if you have a large 4K display with lots of other applications open. Application remembering window setup is a standard thing these days, or should be. If a solution implemented to fix this annoyan...
by Martin Johnson
12 Jun 2020, 11:23
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: IPC-7351 Pattern Generator numerous part types are missing 3D automatic model generation ability.
Replies: 3
Views: 446

Re: IPC-7351 Pattern Generator numerous part types are missing 3D automatic model generation ability.

Hi Serg, That's very helpful, I will adjust accordingly my new libraries to ensure that when support for the part type is added then the 3D model will be there; thank you very much :-) I look forward to see all parts eventually with 3D generation working at some point in future and keep up the good ...
by Martin Johnson
12 Jun 2020, 03:25
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: IPC-7351 Pattern Generator numerous part types are missing 3D automatic model generation ability.
Replies: 3
Views: 446

IPC-7351 Pattern Generator numerous part types are missing 3D automatic model generation ability.

I do really like the new IPC-7351 pattern generator, it is very useful and can save a lot of time during part creation. It seems to work well and so far always generates a good pattern; however I have recently noticed when using it in DipTrace 4 that the pattern generator doesn't allow the automatic...
by Martin Johnson
28 May 2020, 12:02
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: configurable colors for copper pours
Replies: 14
Views: 13280

Re: configurable colors for copper pours

I agree that layer transparency and also the ability to change colour of copper pours would be useful as well :D On the subject of transparency; I have really wanted to see layer transparency in DipTrace; It gets really awkward when you have a lot of layers continually having to turn various layers ...
by Martin Johnson
13 Mar 2017, 14:52
Forum: DipTrace News and Events
Topic: DipTrace 3.1 beta
Replies: 23
Views: 28326

Re: DipTrace 3.1 beta

Well done this certainly seems much more useable for high speed design now :D Length matching dialog is nice, great it can take into account the newly added layer stack and also the internal package delay :-) Although some dialogs (length matching for example, although there are others) really do ne...
by Martin Johnson
20 Feb 2016, 06:45
Forum: DipTrace News and Events
Topic: DipTrace 3.0 beta
Replies: 30
Views: 50534

Re: DipTrace 3.0 beta

Well done for the version 3.0 beta, its certainly a good improvement over 2.9 :) I had a quick look, unfortunately this is still too lacking in a number of areas to be used for any basic high speed design. However it does now seem possible to finish of pairs properly using the manual edit and phase ...
by Martin Johnson
29 Sep 2015, 12:55
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: Rotate as group BUG
Replies: 7
Views: 6671

Re: Rotate as group BUG

Hi Alex, Thanks very much for your reply, I did not know about the X hot-key function, will give it a try to see how that works out :D I did opt in the end for using manual placement in the same way as you suggested and was able to complete the panel, none of the PCB's were rotated in the end, but i...
by Martin Johnson
25 Sep 2015, 14:11
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: Rotate as group BUG
Replies: 7
Views: 6671

Re: Rotate as group BUG

Hi Alex, Please can you explain what Diptrace does when you convert board outline to shape, surely its already a shape, does it then become a cut-out? I will look into this further this weekend to try to understand what the software is doing. Furthermore, ability to rotate a PCB by 90 degrees withou...