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by farley
30 Apr 2022, 08:08
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Origin Symbol becoming Detached
Replies: 3
Views: 353

Re: Origin Symbol becoming Detached

If you haven't already, you might double check the pattern in the pattern editor and confirm that the origin cross-hairs are positioned in the center of the component.
by farley
04 Apr 2022, 14:20
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Stacked boards interconnection
Replies: 2
Views: 460

Re: Stacked boards interconnection

The last time I was faced with this issue I believe that I created a custom component for one side of the mating pair and numbered the pins to match the other connector. I'm not aware of a cleaner way to do it.
by farley
07 Jan 2022, 13:19
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: PDF Generation with selectable text
Replies: 3
Views: 941

Re: PDF Generation with selectable text

The PDF text is selectable and searchable if TrueType fonts are used.

A previous thread on the topic:
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=14016&p=30450&hilit ... ble#p30450

and here:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=11743
by farley
08 Oct 2021, 13:52
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Part magnet
Replies: 2
Views: 2365

Re: Part magnet

This is a really good idea.
by farley
03 Sep 2021, 09:31
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Position of components on PCB
Replies: 3
Views: 1381

Re: Position of components on PCB

1. In the PCB Editor, select all of the components, hover over one of the selected components and right click, select "Grid Alignment", select "By Pads" or "By Origin"
2. Hover over a selected component again and Right click, select "Snap to Grid"
by farley
06 Aug 2021, 10:54
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Option to use TrueType fonts automatically when printing and use the faster vector fonts for editing/viewing.
Replies: 3
Views: 1414

Re: Option to use TrueType fonts automatically when printing and use the faster vector fonts for editing/viewing.

I use a True Type font (Consolas) for schematics and I've noticed the same effect when zooming (coarse then rendered). The rendering typically takes about a second on my machine. It's not been a distraction for me but perhaps that's because the schematics I create are not as complex as some others I...
by farley
22 Jun 2021, 08:16
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: Create schematics from existing PCB Layout?
Replies: 4
Views: 6346

Re: Create schematics from existing PCB Layout?

New components are normally added to the schematic and then propagated to the PCB layout from there. In DipTrace (and historically) the schematic drives the layout.
by farley
30 Apr 2021, 12:54
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Proper PDF export (with searchable text etc.)
Replies: 5
Views: 2287

Re: Proper PDF export (with searchable text etc.)

I can't confirm this for the latest version of DipTrace at the moment, but I believe that if a TrueType font is used in the schematic, and then the schematic is printed to PDF, the resultant document should be searchable. Here is an earlier thread on the subject: https://diptrace.com/forum/viewtopic...
by farley
20 Apr 2021, 15:35
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: Problem with Title Blocks
Replies: 4
Views: 2917

Re: Problem with Title Blocks

As a workaround use the DipTrace drawing tools to create title blocks.
Here is an old thread that discusses the issue:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10785
by farley
01 Apr 2021, 12:06
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: 45 degree wires in schematic?
Replies: 14
Views: 17170

Re: 45 degree wires in schematic?

It would be helpful not to limit the schematic wire angles to 45 degrees. For some analog designs it is not unusual to indicate a single point connection for multiple wires. So having a selectable snap, or no snap, for the angles would be preferred.