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by SoundMod
14 May 2019, 10:29
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Soldermask and solderpaste layer
Replies: 1
Views: 344

Soldermask and solderpaste layer

The absence of the Solder Mask layers in the Pattern Editor and the PCB Layout editor is annoying and has been discussed and questioned at length in previous threads, but to date nothing has been changed by the developers. This is really helpful to see ''live'' on your screen if your settings makes...
by SoundMod
16 Apr 2019, 20:32
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Schematic/PCB Components Not Mounted option
Replies: 8
Views: 2736

Re: Schematic/PCB Components Not Mounted option

tellmemore wrote:
10 Apr 2019, 05:00
I first thought that enable parts in component properties was meant for this, but can't actually get any information about that.
Enable parts is for package with more than one component. Like a quad opamp or a dual BJT. One part being one of the component in the whole package.
by SoundMod
16 Apr 2019, 20:28
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Schematic/PCB Components Not Mounted option
Replies: 8
Views: 2736

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. Well you are right. It depends how the code has been structured. However, relatively to oth...
by SoundMod
13 Apr 2019, 20:26
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: highlight net
Replies: 8
Views: 8453

Re: highlight net

Old post and now we have the ability to lock the highlighting of a net. But I find the visual aspect of the highlight method when enabling highlighting by right clicking on the net of interest should be revised. The "hatch" pattern doesn't stand out at all and is a bit annoying when you have a coupl...
by SoundMod
13 Apr 2019, 18:26
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Schematic/PCB Components Not Mounted option
Replies: 8
Views: 2736

Re: Schematic/PCB Components Not Mounted option

Quickie: I added Name:Active Value:1 as a field in Schematic to all components, multi-selected two capacitors then clicked the Additional .... box in the top right Parts tab, DO NOT right click properties, that only does the LAST object selected, then I changed the 1 to 0. All components that were ...
by SoundMod
09 Apr 2019, 08:44
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Components database
Replies: 12
Views: 5395

Re: Components database

Didn't know about that ! However, I use Altium at my job... And I don't like that ''heavy weight hyper configurable'' soft.
I prefer Diptrace ;) !!

However, knowing that fact then Digikey API would be fine !! Fuck Altium ;)
by SoundMod
09 Apr 2019, 08:40
Forum: Shared Projects and Ideas
Topic: Castlellated PCB Pattern
Replies: 3
Views: 4338

Re: Castlellated PCB Pattern

We have considered vias in Pattern Editor but don't plan it for the nearest version. You can use through-pads instead vias right now. For pad offset you can use polygonal pads. Pad hole is always in 0,0 point, but you can edit polygonal pad points to get off-center pad. I'm not sure if I understand...
by SoundMod
09 Apr 2019, 08:35
Forum: PCB Manufacturing Questions
Topic: Manufacturer Says Board File Missing
Replies: 5
Views: 8525

Re: Manufacturer Says Board File Missing

Late answer... but what you are showing is not the board online but the board area... which is usefull when you panelize design.
So basically they are right you are wrong.
In your case the board outline should have been a simple (no fill) rectangle.
by SoundMod
08 Apr 2019, 14:13
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Different GND Plane linked in one point
Replies: 3
Views: 1539

Re: Different GND Plane linked in one point

Good point ! But what if in the schematic there is different GND port in use ? Your method is great but it works if all the GND ports gets the same name. But for clarity purpose and since many ground (chassis, earth, digital, analog) can be involved in some of my design I wish I could have a tool or...
by SoundMod
08 Apr 2019, 13:03
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Components database
Replies: 12
Views: 5395

Re: Components database

+100 for an octopart integration ! I konw they will charge Novarm for the number of inquiries/month ! I asked them to get an API KEY for some python utilities...but its like 25$ for <1000 API inquiries / month. But their must be a way to get Octopart integration without having to increase Diptrace p...