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by allenpitts
14 Jun 2018, 15:22
Forum: PCB Manufacturing Questions
Topic: Manufacturer Says Board File Missing
Replies: 5
Views: 8529

Re: Manufacturer Says Board File Missing

Hello TomG and the Dip Trace forum, I submitted three times and got my order canceled three times at JLCPCB. Yesterday ordered from Seeed Studio. They also say there is no board file when in fact there is a file called 7219_Board_180802_c.gbr Part of the problem is both JLCPCB and Seeed are in China...
by allenpitts
14 Jun 2018, 10:01
Forum: PCB Manufacturing Questions
Topic: Manufacturer Says Board File Missing
Replies: 5
Views: 8529

Manufacturer Says Board File Missing

Hello DipTrace forum, Placed order twice with manufacturer for PCBs They keep coming back saying: 'There is no board outline in the zip file and we don't know how to cut your boards' In the zip file attached there is a file 7219_Board_180802_c.gbr That is the board file. The file show a simple recta...
by allenpitts
14 Jun 2018, 09:39
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Mouseover trace shows continuity
Replies: 4
Views: 1440

Re: Mouseover trace shows continuity

Hello Tomg and the DipTrace forum,

The ratline approach works well.

Thanks for you excellent input.

Akken Pitts, Dallas Texas
by allenpitts
09 Jun 2018, 14:34
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Mouseover trace shows continuity
Replies: 4
Views: 1440

Re: Mouseover trace shows continuity

Hello Tomg and the DipTrace Forum, Please forgive my ignorance. I am a bit of a DipTrace newb. It is believed that a 'net' is a group of pads and traces tied together. A search for 'net' in the Help file reveals that right clicking on a trace or a pad will show to what net the element belongs. Thoug...
by allenpitts
02 Jun 2018, 14:02
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Mouseover trace shows continuity
Replies: 4
Views: 1440

Mouseover trace shows continuity

Hello DipTrace Forum, In connecting traces to a number of pads in a some what complex set of elements it is reassuring, when a mouseover is done on the trace that the trace changes color and shows the pads and the traces segments are connected. Except when it doesn't. A trace is going from an IC to ...
by allenpitts
15 Apr 2018, 16:33
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Change color in layer
Replies: 1
Views: 845

Change color in layer

Hello Dip Trace forum, Have finished a four-level board. Need to print it so can scan the print into a gif for a pictorial. The top layer is yellow which did not print well so was going to change it to purple or red so it would have more value and print better. So in the Layers Object Properties men...
by allenpitts
20 Dec 2017, 20:52
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: DRC red circles
Replies: 1
Views: 1015

DRC red circles

Hello DipTrace forum,

I was experimenting with DRC feature and have a bunch of red circles in the display.

Can't figure out how to get rid of the red circles.

Thanks.

Allen in Dallas
by allenpitts
21 Oct 2017, 20:11
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Top and Bottom Solder Mask
Replies: 5
Views: 2802

Top and Bottom Solder Mask

Hello Dip Trace Forum, Using the excellent Dip Trace PCB Layout a break out board was designed for an LED multiplexer called Maxim 7219 that will control 292 LEDs using an Arduino Uno. Engaged Sunstone circuits to make the boards. Sent them six files, in attached zip. 7219_Board_171013.gbr 7219_Bott...
by allenpitts
05 Oct 2017, 19:45
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: PCB silk font question 171001
Replies: 2
Views: 1628

Re: PCB silk font question 171001

Hello Tom and the Dip trace forum,

Thanks for your excellent replies.
The PCB project is back on track.

Allen Pitts, Dallas Texas
by allenpitts
01 Oct 2017, 15:02
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Stuck in Trace edit mode
Replies: 1
Views: 874

Stuck in Trace edit mode

Hello Dip Trace, In Route > Manual Routing > Edit Trace There are small squares at the end of two traces. The interface will not allow the selection or editing of text. Perhaps something has been clicked that, when the trace is either right clicked or left clicked, nothing happens. Gif attached. Tha...