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by marbol
15 Mar 2017, 13:59
Forum: DipTrace News and Events
Topic: !! Beta 3.1 WARNING !!
Replies: 3
Views: 6312

Re: !! Beta 3.1 WARNING !!

jean_howard wrote:Why you want to go back to Diptrace 3.0 older version?
As long as any product is in beta test, someone might find an issue with it that is broken. If that happens, going back to the previous version is common.
by marbol
24 Feb 2017, 15:13
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: rounded-rectangle pad template
Replies: 3
Views: 3035

Re: rounded-rectangle pad template

Yes, please. This option should be added. +1
by marbol
20 Feb 2017, 16:12
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Layout with networks and multiple parts in the same package
Replies: 1
Views: 1690

Layout with networks and multiple parts in the same package

I am using Diptrace to route a board with over 1200 pins. It's fairly dense with lots of SMD devices and I am using some resistor and capacitor networks, as well as dual MOSFETS and a large cable connector. I have the luxury of using whatever connector on the cable I want, and the resistor and cap n...
by marbol
17 Feb 2017, 00:58
Forum: Basic Schematic and PCB Design
Topic: Nets have merged by accident and I can't separate them
Replies: 7
Views: 4749

Re: Nets have merged by accident and I can't separate them

That didn't work. But I found the issue. And I feel really bad and stupid.

It was my fault since I had a component that had crossed net in the component itself.

I guess I'd better learn to be more careful.
by marbol
16 Feb 2017, 13:17
Forum: Basic Schematic and PCB Design
Topic: Nets have merged by accident and I can't separate them
Replies: 7
Views: 4749

Re: Nets have merged by accident and I can't separate them

I'm going to have to remove the copper pours. I tried to change the net of each pour back to GND however the GND net isn't there any more. Also I couldn't choose to have them connected to no net at all. I tried removing the net and having it connect to nothing and that wouldn't work either. I really...
by marbol
16 Feb 2017, 12:46
Forum: Basic Schematic and PCB Design
Topic: Nets have merged by accident and I can't separate them
Replies: 7
Views: 4749

Re: Nets have merged by accident and I can't separate them

But everything in the schematic is correct. The nets are only merged in the pc board layout. When I update from schematic the GND net shows up because it asks me if I want to use the schematic or the layout, and I choose schematic. But the nets remain merged in the layout only.
by marbol
16 Feb 2017, 00:38
Forum: Basic Schematic and PCB Design
Topic: Nets have merged by accident and I can't separate them
Replies: 7
Views: 4749

Nets have merged by accident and I can't separate them

I have a fairly detailed schematic with around 1100 pins. I have two nets, +12VP and GND which are separate nets in the schematic. However, I somehow got them merged together so that if I hover over any pad that is supposed to be GND it shows as +12VP. I look at all of my ground pours and they are a...
by marbol
07 Feb 2017, 15:17
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Copper pour not pouring
Replies: 1
Views: 1574

Copper pour not pouring

I have a small Copper Pour I am trying to put over one of the pins of my SMD IC. I keep getting the error that it cannot pour because of keepouts or other clearance issue. I've set the pour's net to GND which is the same net that pin is connected to. Nor is the part/component showing any keep-outs o...
by marbol
06 Feb 2017, 15:12
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: component alignment
Replies: 8
Views: 6065

Re: component alignment

Once I quit the program and re-started it, the F11 key began to work again. I don't know why it wouldn't work at first.
by marbol
06 Feb 2017, 01:37
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: component alignment
Replies: 8
Views: 6065

Re: component alignment

I have been trying to arrange a row of components using this method. But I can't make it work. I've tried to set the grid to .3 spacing, and turning on the grid, but I cannot see the grid, even when toggling F11 or using the menu. When I successfully can get the 'snap to grid' menu option to work, w...