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by Newtham
25 Sep 2019, 14:34
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Ground Planes
Replies: 6
Views: 1794

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: 1794

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: 1876

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: 36378

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: 1227

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: 1876

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...