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by Hansel
11 Feb 2018, 05:20
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Things I miss in DipTrace
Replies: 6
Views: 2146

Re: Things I miss in DipTrace

I am aware of these options and none of them help to fill the open area AND have it connected to ground. I don't want to have floating islands.
by Hansel
10 Feb 2018, 11:42
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Things I miss in DipTrace
Replies: 6
Views: 2146

Re: Things I miss in DipTrace

And finally regarding 12), sure, I understand but if I am stupid enough to not connect to the center, just leave a ratline and tell me during ERC check that the connection is missing.
by Hansel
10 Feb 2018, 11:37
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Things I miss in DipTrace
Replies: 6
Views: 2146

Re: Things I miss in DipTrace

And regarding 1), I know about the node option which I had to use extensively to get the following PCB done. But it is still a PITA (lots of trial and error as trace segments get inadvertently bent, segments get lost, etc.). Wire point editing would be useful. BTW, you can see here ratlines even tho...
by Hansel
10 Feb 2018, 11:32
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Things I miss in DipTrace
Replies: 6
Views: 2146

Re: Things I miss in DipTrace

I'm surprised you didn't tell me to RTFM :-) I didn't know about some of these options. Regarding 8) this is something I already knew but it's not what I am missing. Let me try to explain it differently. Say you started routing a net manually, stopped in the middle of it, and saved your design for l...
by Hansel
10 Feb 2018, 09:00
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Things I miss in DipTrace
Replies: 6
Views: 2146

Things I miss in DipTrace

I've been worked with DipTrace extensively during the trial period and I am not sure whether I really want to switch now. It took me quite some time to get the tool do for me what I needed it to do. My workflow has become quite slow as compared to another CAD tool for PCB generation. For what it's w...
by Hansel
10 Feb 2018, 08:22
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Trace clearance of GND net against copper pour
Replies: 2
Views: 1763

Re: Trace clearance of GND net against copper pour

Since no one ever responded, I suppose there's really no elegant solution.
by Hansel
27 Jan 2018, 06:04
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Trace clearance of GND net against copper pour
Replies: 2
Views: 1763

Trace clearance of GND net against copper pour

I want to design a power supply with star-like connections to the LDO's ground pin so as to avoid voltage drops on copper due to high currents. I've experienced hum on my controlled output in the past by just relying solely on copper pour, simply because of currents into the electrolytic capacitors ...
by Hansel
27 Jan 2018, 05:15
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Troubles with accurate manual routing
Replies: 4
Views: 1647

Re: Troubles with accurate manual routing

Thanks, the node thingy did the trick, but boy is this cumbersome. Thanks everyone.
by Hansel
26 Jan 2018, 18:23
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Troubles with accurate manual routing
Replies: 4
Views: 1647

Troubles with accurate manual routing

I have the following situation where I am trying to connect a wire to the side of an oval pad (see highlight in red): Untitled1.png If I use the appropriate wire size, the trace sticks out to the side, effectively causing a DRC violation against the second pad: Untitled2.png If instead I use a thinn...
by Hansel
15 Jan 2018, 13:36
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Improper text display
Replies: 2
Views: 1191

Improper text display

I've created a pattern for a CLIFF 1384 3.5mm jack. I've put an arrow with the text "FRONT" in the pattern to ensure the pattern isn't oriented incorrectly later when placed on the PCB. However, when the pattern is rotated, the corresponding text doesn't appear to be rotated along with it. I'm not s...