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by Dave92F1
19 Sep 2019, 11:45
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: 4 layer PCBs (w/power & ground planes) - step-by-step??
Replies: 6
Views: 3412

4 layer PCBs (w/power & ground planes) - step-by-step??

Is there a tutorial somewhere on setting up a 4 layer PCB with inner power and ground planes, and signal traces routed on the top and bottom? I've tried to do it without success. Will the autorouter insert vias, etc. as needed to connect nets to the power and ground planes? I can get 2-layer boards ...
by Dave92F1
24 Nov 2016, 11:36
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: Typo error in tutorial
Replies: 3
Views: 5681

Re: Typo error in tutorial

OK, another small mistake in the tutorial. Or maybe a small bug in DipTrace - I'm not sure. On page 17, it describes how to use "Show: Name and Part", but DipTrace doesn't work the way it's described there. If you do "Show: Name and Part" only the part number shows up, but not the RefDes. The only w...
by Dave92F1
23 Nov 2016, 20:37
Forum: Other questions and issues
Topic: Understanding libraries
Replies: 3
Views: 7611

Re: Understanding libraries

Thanks, @tomg. Unfortunately those pop-ups aren't terribly informative. I discovered that if I search the library for "HDR" a set of pretty standard-looking Berg headers are there. I can't figure out which library they're actually in, tho. Also, a friend who's been using DipTrace told me to beware t...
by Dave92F1
23 Nov 2016, 20:29
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: Text macros for filename, date/time?
Replies: 2
Views: 6089

Re: Text macros for filename, date/time?

See this thread - http://www.diptrace.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=10787 I'll take that as a "no, DipTrace doesn't do that". Thanks. I certainly agree with your suggestions there. While making a tool to draw title blocks might be a bit of work, I think offering a few simple text macros should be p...
by Dave92F1
23 Nov 2016, 17:33
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: Text macros for filename, date/time?
Replies: 2
Views: 6089

Text macros for filename, date/time?

Are there text macros that can be used for the schematic filename, last update date/time?

I'd like to setup my title block so the filename and modification date/time get automatically filled.

Some programs do this with %filename% and %date% %time%....

Can DipTrace do this? How?
by Dave92F1
23 Nov 2016, 16:48
Forum: Other questions and issues
Topic: Internet Connectivity Requirements
Replies: 1
Views: 9805

Re: Internet Connectivity Requirements

Easy to test - just disable your network and launch the program.

If it works, you're good.

(Yes, they might have a date limit or something like that, but in extremis you can always fake the date/time to get the program to work.)
by Dave92F1
23 Nov 2016, 16:38
Forum: Other questions and issues
Topic: Understanding libraries
Replies: 3
Views: 7611

Understanding libraries

Newbie struggling to understanding how the libraries are organized. 1 - Does "Symbols EIC" mean IEC symbols (is EIC a typo?) 2 - How does "Con Board In" differ from "Con Headers" and "Con Wire to Board"? Those all sound very similar to me. 3 - Where do I find standard 0.1" (2.54mm) header pins? (Sin...
by Dave92F1
22 Nov 2016, 23:59
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: Typo error in tutorial
Replies: 3
Views: 5681

Typo error in tutorial

Page 10, section 2.3 (version dated 3/10/2016): "Library tools \ Add Library... should be "Library \ Add Library... That's just FYI. If I find other mistakes I'll let you know. I'm just running thru the tutorial. Diptrace is a breath of fresh air compared to Eagle (which I've been using for years). ...