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by rick.curl
Today, 16:20
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Extra component on 3D render
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: Extra component on 3D render

Thanks Serg!
That found the problem. The SOIC-16 3D model was somehow attached to a pad. I didn't know that was even possible. All OK now.

I appreciate the help very much!

-Rick
by rick.curl
Today, 08:11
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Extra component on 3D render
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Extra component on 3D render

I'm stumped. On the 3D render of one of my PCB's I can see an extra 16 pin SOIC chip on the backside of the board. I don't see it on the schematic or on the PCB layout. How can I troubleshoot this?
bogus chip.jpg
Thanks.

-Rick
by rick.curl
22 Oct 2020, 08:32
Forum: Making Libraries in DipTrace
Topic: How do you make libraries that work across computers?
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: How do you make libraries that work across computers?

I ran across that same problem but I took a different approach.
I created C:\Diptrace\My Libraries off the root on all three computers I use. I use Google Drive to keep the libraries in sync.

-Rick
by rick.curl
15 Jul 2020, 07:57
Forum: Making Libraries in DipTrace
Topic: Does this "easy" tool even work??
Replies: 5
Views: 1372

Re: Does this "easy" tool even work??

I had bad luck with it too, but yesterday I got in a jam and was forced to try it again. It worked great this time. I needed a 3D model for a device that was not listed. I requested it (free) and received the 3D model and footprint in less than an hour. Don't try to use the Diptrace version. Just go...
by rick.curl
01 Jul 2020, 13:30
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Ratlines remain after connection
Replies: 1
Views: 413

Ratlines remain after connection

I notice in 4.0 that if I have a component with several pads that are internally connected to ground, that after I lay out the PCB, and all the ground pads are connected to the ground plane, the ratlines for the grounded pads remain- but they are dotted lines instead of the usual solid ratlines. Is ...
by rick.curl
01 Jul 2020, 08:05
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: Stuck splash screen
Replies: 2
Views: 521

Re: Stuck splash screen

I think you're right. My system at home has an Nvidia card and it's working fine. Probably just a hardware/driver incompatibility. I'm serving out my notice to leave my company, so it will be someone else's worry after a couple of weeks. Unfortunately, the computer is an Intel NUC, so the graphics a...
by rick.curl
30 Jun 2020, 08:31
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: Stuck splash screen
Replies: 2
Views: 521

Stuck splash screen

Some of the time when I have a schematic open and I click on "Convert to PCB", the splash screen for PCB layout gets stuck on my screen and PCB layout never finishes loading. I can force it closed and try it again, and it always works properly on the second or third try. I'm on 4.0.0.2, but this als...
by rick.curl
30 Jun 2020, 08:21
Forum: Making Libraries in DipTrace
Topic: QFP pattern help
Replies: 2
Views: 638

Re: QFP pattern help

WOW!
Thanks, Tom. Your detailed response is very helpful. It answers a ton of questions.

I really appreciate the time you took to respond.

-Rick
by rick.curl
29 Jun 2020, 15:58
Forum: Making Libraries in DipTrace
Topic: QFP pattern help
Replies: 2
Views: 638

QFP pattern help

I am defining a new component: dSPIC33EP256MU806 in a 64-pin TQFP package. Even after reading the "Pattern Names Help" PDF, I am still unsure which pattern to choose. The patterns in the QFP pitch 0.50mm library have many more characters in their name than what is covered in the document. Just looki...
by rick.curl
23 Jun 2020, 07:54
Forum: Making Libraries in DipTrace
Topic: Using both V3 and V4 libraries in V4
Replies: 2
Views: 1522

Re: Using both V3 and V4 libraries in V4

Yes. Thank you for catching my typo!
I'd like to be ale to access both libraries at once, but there would be so much duplication that I abandoned the idea.

-Rick