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by farley
01 Feb 2020, 17:27
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: New versus old tecnhiques
Replies: 2
Views: 543

Re: New versus old tecnhiques

That technique was not uncommon in the days of acetate and tape. I remember seeing quite a few boards similar to what is shown. I would think it is possible in DipTrace using either copper pours or shapes. If shapes are used they will be direct connections only and will not honor thermal spoke setti...
by farley
11 Dec 2019, 15:29
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: Component layout styles?
Replies: 1
Views: 652

Re: Component layout styles?

Schematic symbols should ideally reflect the function of the represented device. This article is a decent starting point: https://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/anablog/4457641/Make-schematic-symbols-understandable There are probably other, and better, tutorials on the subject. In addition to using m...
by farley
21 Oct 2019, 18:04
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Dimensions
Replies: 1
Views: 730

Re: Dimensions

More control over dimension placement would be helpful.
If you're not aware of this, hovering over the dimension line changes its color to red. Left click while hovering will allow the dimension line to be moved either up-down or left-right.
by farley
26 Jun 2019, 19:00
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Route-Keepout Not Working V3.3.1.3
Replies: 5
Views: 734

Re: Route-Keepout Not Working V3.3.1.3

You're not doing anything wrong. Route keepout shapes are used during trace routing to keep pours and traces away from areas the layout designer designates. They are not part of the manufacturing output.
by farley
29 May 2019, 15:02
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: Copper Pour Pad Connections Ignored in Mouseover Gui Color Coding
Replies: 2
Views: 855

Re: Copper Pour Pad Connections Ignored in Mouseover Gui Color Coding

On my DipTrace installation:
Hovering over any pad, whether connected to a plane or trace, or unrouted, will show all the other pads on that same net as red.
Hovering over a trace will show connected traces and pads in cyan.
Hovering over a pour does not highlight any pads.
by farley
24 Mar 2019, 07:27
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: What significance does 'Net Classes' and 'Load Classes' have in Schematic Editor
Replies: 7
Views: 2880

Re: What significance does 'Net Classes' and 'Load Classes' have in Schematic Capture

Surely you can just create a schematic with components and wires etc. Then do a convert to PCB to get the ratlines and components into the PCB Layout.. Yes. I do this all the time for simple boards. You do not need to use the net classes feature at all. The trace width for each net can be individua...
by farley
28 Feb 2019, 10:17
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: STEP export doesn't respect project units
Replies: 4
Views: 2336

Re: STEP export doesn't respect project units

When I export from the 3D viewer, it does not respect the project units--it always exports in millimeters. Unfortunately, that causes problems with my mechanical CAD program
The actual size of the imported model should be independent of the units used. Which mechanical CAD software are you using?
by farley
16 Feb 2019, 08:44
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: Rename net ports
Replies: 7
Views: 3806

Re: Rename net ports

1. Select all of the components/symbols you want to change (rename). 2. While hovering over one of the selected symbols, right click and select "Replace Part..." from the context menu. 3. Select the new part (port) in the pop-up window. 4. At the bottom of that window select "Selected Components" in...
by farley
13 Jan 2019, 20:27
Forum: Other questions and issues
Topic: Where can I find self generated components when transfering System to a laptop
Replies: 4
Views: 2306

Re: Where can I find self generated components when transfering System to a laptop

The following instructions apply to Diptrace 3.3.1.1 so I'm not sure if the menu structure and window organization is the same in 2.4.0.2. Open the Component Editor on the "old" computer and select "Library->Library Setup" from the main menu. Click through the groups under the "Groups" heading and t...