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by KevinA
Yesterday, 13:16
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: Net issues
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: Net issues

fraught with peril because DipTrace connects net ports by library name instead of net name. It is worse, I rebuilt the connector, moved all the power pins to another page. Now I could use power net ports to wire to each pin of the connector, fixed that issue. BUT I wired the first net port it was a...
by KevinA
Yesterday, 11:43
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: Net issues
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Net issues

I have a 60 pin connector that I have labeled each pin with the signal name but when I started wiring the connector every pin wants to be GND or NET 6. When I added a wire from a +5V netport (stand alone Voltage Port) it assigned NET 5 to the wire as it was the first time I had wired +5V. When I try...
by KevinA
22 Feb 2021, 21:25
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: Diagonal wires in schematic capture
Replies: 11
Views: 11278

Re: Diagonal wires in schematic capture

crossing wires with diptrace is a work around (step down grid, make crossing, step up grid). And for me this does not look professional/standard. I usually make the component match the connector while building the component, looks much better and is a lot less confusing. One PCB package I've used w...
by KevinA
18 Feb 2021, 13:12
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Update placed BOM
Replies: 8
Views: 664

Re: Update placed BOM

Thank you for the suggestion about reducing RefDes numbers. We added assembly variants in version 4.1. You can create a variant where one of several components are excluded and this will be applied when you export BOM and Pick and Place. Great idea, save editing the P&P file, now please add text in...
by KevinA
16 Feb 2021, 02:07
Forum: DipTrace News and Events
Topic: DipTrace 4.1 release
Replies: 33
Views: 1988

Re: DipTrace 4.1 release

That was it. For some reason I keep trying View/Pin Numbers
I just exported a layout to Eagle and that worked great except Eagle wouldn't let me see the 3D view....
by KevinA
15 Feb 2021, 04:26
Forum: DipTrace News and Events
Topic: DipTrace 4.1 release
Replies: 33
Views: 1988

Re: DipTrace 4.1 release

Something new in 4.1.0.1 New component does not show pad numbers. I can create a component and the pad numbers are on but don't show in Component Editor, place the component in schematic still no pin numbers, mouse over a pin, it shows the pin number. Parts already created show pin numbers. This is ...
by KevinA
14 Feb 2021, 21:20
Forum: PCB Manufacturing Questions
Topic: What happened to PCB Manufacturing?
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: What happened to PCB Manufacturing?

Yep, and you could have had 3 built in the US with free shipping for $19.57 - Go PCB shopping, you 'll be surprised. I'm looking at a PCB with blind buried micro (laser) VIA in 3mm pad, 3mil trace/space, 8 layer, you will not get that built in China.
by KevinA
11 Feb 2021, 01:19
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: excessive library file bloat
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: excessive library file bloat

From Amazon https://amzn.to/3q6hI5M no more worry about that bloated feeling or bloated libraries
by KevinA
07 Feb 2021, 11:17
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: BEWARE - FLIPPED FOOTPRINTS!
Replies: 12
Views: 3796

Re: BEWARE - FLIPPED FOOTPRINTS!

I cannot believe you guys took out this feature for people that actually DO use flip footprint, instead of just addressing the bug that you had that wasn't doing the right thing. When I insert board connectors, it is much easier to have the pin numbering be identical between 2 boards and the just f...
by KevinA
31 Jan 2021, 11:38
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: Eagle Import issues
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: Eagle Import issues

That project had many little islands of copper pour defined, many. after a lot of screwing around (mouse is now laying in the snow outside, the left button decided to become intermittent) I got most of everything hooked up but: Eagle2.JPG This is what Eagle looks like and DipTrace should also: Egale...