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by KevinA
17 May 2019, 22:28
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Custom Footprint Covered Pads in Version 3.3.1.3
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: Custom Footprint Covered Pads in Version 3.3.1.3

Interesting, it seems when do this in the pattern editor instead of the PCB editor, the pads end up still being exposed in the preview. Now we get to the tricky part: When you updated a pattern you must delete it from the component in the component editor and replace it with the updated pattern, up...
by KevinA
16 May 2019, 23:29
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Custom Footprint Covered Pads in Version 3.3.1.3
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: Custom Footprint Covered Pads in Version 3.3.1.3

Okay, so I guess the limitation I was missing was that this has to be done in the PCB Editor tool, not in the Footprint Editor tool. It seems that no matter what settings I choose in the Footprint Editor, there is no effect. But in the PCB editor, I can select each pad and use the settings you desc...
by KevinA
16 May 2019, 08:57
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Custom Footprint Covered Pads in Version 3.3.1.3
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: Custom Footprint Covered Pads in Version 3.3.1.3

Select the pads you want the solder mask to cover and make them "tented", change the solder paste to none, save the part. Open PCB editor, place the part, export Gerber, top only, preview, you should not see the pads that were tented which means the pads are covered with the solder mask.
by KevinA
01 May 2019, 14:01
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: Understanding Power & GND - Part 2
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: Understanding Power & GND - Part 2

Add a USB connector or a power port like:
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by KevinA
27 Apr 2019, 11:12
Forum: Making Libraries in DipTrace
Topic: Question about links between components and patterns
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: Question about links between components and patterns

The 'Pattern to Component" methodology as it stands just sucks, it has caused me endless frustration since there is no means to update all objects in a project from one point; In PCB find a new 3D image for a part, add it to the part to check fit, everything looks good. Next time I update from schem...
by KevinA
24 Apr 2019, 13:02
Forum: Other questions and issues
Topic: Импорт библиотек
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Re: Импорт библиотек

We added KiCAD libraries import in version 3.3. Both component and footprint KiCAD libraries are importable into DipTrace. The Kicad files attached - and then the file format spec from a third party that explains why the git ESP pattern does work, it is the old foot print style. KicadLibraryFileFor...
by KevinA
22 Apr 2019, 21:50
Forum: Other questions and issues
Topic: Импорт библиотек
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Re: Импорт библиотек

He is asking how to import Kicad Pattern, github has an ESP32 foot print they want to use but DipTace does not import KiCad patterns.

I tried it, it is broken.
by KevinA
16 Apr 2019, 22:07
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: teardrop
Replies: 24
Views: 29100

Re: teardrop

Jan 2011? As the sizes shrink the drill wonders but by all means it will be 9 years waiting on this. If you had scripting support this would have been down 8.5 years ago...
by KevinA
16 Apr 2019, 12:17
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Oval shape for custom paste file
Replies: 5
Views: 2041

Re: Oval shape for custom paste file

WOW. another collectable from Tomg. Perhaps DT can take the time from creating a board service and address their lack of drawing tools?
by KevinA
14 Apr 2019, 23:22
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Schematic/PCB Components Not Mounted option
Replies: 8
Views: 2328

Re: Schematic/PCB Components Not Mounted option

In programming "I think this feature is fairly easy to implement" is an oxymoron
A simple update to a webpage I wrote turned into a nightmare as Jquery changed their API three times since I created the page.