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by Newtham
21 Sep 2020, 18:14
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: PCB Layout - stitching vias
Replies: 2
Views: 4709

Re: PCB Layout - stitching vias

*BUMP*
Tomg's idea is so simple, but would be incredibly valuable!! My RF boards often require thousands of ground-tied static vias.
Thanks!
by Newtham
20 Aug 2020, 19:31
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: DRC Reporting errors when routing differential traces to small pads
Replies: 5
Views: 1650

Re: DRC Reporting errors when routing differential traces to small pads

I was able to do this by changing the Differential Net Neck settings to match the pads (as best I could since it wouldn't let me make the gap larger), and then turning off Follow Rules. Then hit W to switch to the Neck settings while routing. It seems to not trigger a DRC error now.
by Newtham
20 Jul 2020, 14:14
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: Selecting multiple items based on their properties
Replies: 9
Views: 4255

Re: Selecting multiple items based on their properties

Hi fi2eewill, Yes, good solutions, thank you! I was aware of them, but they are excellent tips. I am (was) in a situation where that kind of foresight was not applied, and our company does not generally use different parts for each value. I agree it would be better overall if we did, but that inerti...
by Newtham
15 Jul 2020, 18:03
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: Selecting multiple items based on their properties
Replies: 9
Views: 4255

Re: Selecting multiple items based on their properties

Thank you, FalconFour, for your suggestion at the end!! I'm updating a schematic with almost 1000 parts, and this makes a HUGE difference. Like you indicate, though, it's not perfect. DipTrace devs: Please add a spreadsheet view, or some method, where I can (for example) sort and select all 97 of my...
by Newtham
25 Sep 2019, 14:34
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Ground Planes
Replies: 6
Views: 2197

Re: Ground Planes

Yes, I agree. I learned layout using KiCad, which is very diligent about following rules while it pours copper planes. Just neck down the spoke when it will otherwise violate the DRC, like it can do when you are wiring a trace.
by Newtham
24 Sep 2019, 13:31
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Ground Planes
Replies: 6
Views: 2197

Re: Ground Planes

Is it possible to simply tell the pour algorithm to not violate DRC? In other words, set the design rules as higher priority than the pour rules, so that when it is pouring, it will not pour in an area that violates the rules. It seems odd to have it otherwise... :| For the record, I am creating a b...
by Newtham
09 Sep 2019, 14:05
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Custom Footprint Covered Pads in Version 3.3.1.3
Replies: 8
Views: 2277

Re: Custom Footprint Covered Pads in Version 3.3.1.3

Yes, thanks! After I posted my question, I kept playing with it, and that's what I came up with, also. (I would have posted an update, but they hadn't approved my first post yet). The trick is to not only think in the negative, but to tent the pad, too.
by Newtham
04 Sep 2019, 16:59
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: teardrop
Replies: 31
Views: 37875

Re: teardrop

Me, too! This is really important to have. Thanks!
by Newtham
04 Sep 2019, 16:51
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: RF Tapered Traces
Replies: 2
Views: 1425

Re: RF Tapered Traces

Ditto! This would be a huge improvement. Thanks!
by Newtham
04 Sep 2019, 14:03
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Custom Footprint Covered Pads in Version 3.3.1.3
Replies: 8
Views: 2277

Re: Custom Footprint Covered Pads in Version 3.3.1.3

I am having this issue. Or similar, anyway. I have a part where I want to have solder mask over *part* of a rectangular pad. I want the middle covered, and the two ends open and solder-pasted. In the Pattern Editor I drew a square over the covered part of the pad, and made it top mask type. I can se...