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by scfaria
17 Jun 2021, 18:28
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: 2 copper pours in my project
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Re: 2 copper pours in my project

"Current Signal / Plane Layer" I can't find this in any of my menus, but when I go to the poured layer I can find the pour property dialog. Unfortunately the connect to net selection does not show a GND, just nets 0 - 9! Going back to the schematic and looking at the GNDs were connected I find that ...
by scfaria
17 Jun 2021, 16:37
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Gerber files
Replies: 2
Views: 495

Re: Gerber files

I'm no expert when it comes to using the DipTrace tool, but I can tell you that the tool comes with a pdf document that is a very good tutorial. To me a few points in the tutorial about making a PCB design were a little overkill, like the part where one can make a portion of the PCB a 'not used area...
by scfaria
30 May 2021, 17:06
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: 2 copper pours in my project
Replies: 4
Views: 534

2 copper pours in my project

In my small project with 2 layers I did a pour both on the bottom layer and the top layer to save removing the copper. In each layer there are points which are grounds. I think it would be wise to connect the grounds to the bottom pour itself making the entire pour a ground plane. Then I wonder if I...
by scfaria
29 May 2021, 15:24
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: pour error
Replies: 3
Views: 389

Re: pour error

The link was helpful. When I do a design rule check or a Net Connectivity check it finds no errors. The hot keys don't seem to work, so I have to go into the menus and do it the old fashion way. When I go to the border of the pour area I cannot find any kind of popup window where I can see propertie...
by scfaria
29 May 2021, 14:52
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Gerber file viewer
Replies: 1
Views: 300

Gerber file viewer

Somewhere, I think it might have been in the tutorial documentation, there was a reference to a 'Gerber file viewer'. Is this a useful tool? Why would anyone want to look at a Gerber file?
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by scfaria
29 May 2021, 13:46
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: pouring error
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Re: pouring error

problem solved.
Thanks for help!
by scfaria
29 May 2021, 01:27
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: change the PCB mounting holes
Replies: 1
Views: 280

change the PCB mounting holes

I have a layout with a pour and 4 mounting holes on the corner of the PCB. They need to have their diameters changed to a larger diameter. If I change them I will get 4 errors because they are too big for the current pour. So I need to remove the current pour, change the diameters, and then put in a...
by scfaria
28 May 2021, 22:57
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: pouring error
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Re: pouring error

I found the error! I took out the pour and then reinstalled a new pour, only this time I made sure the pouring outline was well within the board layout and the errors went away! Seems like I made the pour outline a little too big the first time. Maybe if the board layout was move visible this could ...
by scfaria
28 May 2021, 22:15
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: pour error
Replies: 3
Views: 389

pour error

Trying to make Gerber files to export for order. Upon starting the process I get the attached error message. How does one check the copper pours and the net connectivity? So far I've error checked everything at all my steps and find no errors. I have a silk layer, top layer and a bottom layer in my ...
by scfaria
27 May 2021, 18:58
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: pouring error
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Re: pouring error

I tried to attach a .png file showing what the bottom PCB pour looks like, but I don't know if I can do that since it does not show up in the preview. So, before I tried to do some pour I had no errors, so the error that I have has to be because I screwed up some place during the pour. The attachmen...