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by John77
14 Mar 2015, 13:22
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 3D Step Import Export
Replies: 0
Views: 7464

3D Step Import Export

Hi Alex & team,

I recently updated to 2.4.0.2. I have to say that you guys have done a really good job on the update!

I can import/export 3D models flawlessly between Diptrace PCB & Solidworks. The new library search features are very good too.
by John77
02 Feb 2015, 17:49
Forum: Basic Schematic and PCB Design
Topic: Trace angles - Round bends - Want square ones
Replies: 1
Views: 3718

Re: Trace angles - Round bends - Want square ones

Why do you want sharp corners? That is really bad, unless you particularly want your pcb to radiate unnecessary noise.
by John77
02 Feb 2015, 17:45
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Common ground problem
Replies: 2
Views: 3730

Re: Common ground problem

If you are getting ground bounce, but need a common ground then you could try a separate ground plane for digital and motor, but connect them together at the negative terminal of your PCB connector.
by John77
02 Feb 2015, 17:32
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Stop ding sound on find
Replies: 4
Views: 3784

Re: Stop ding sound on find

Turn the volume down? :)
by John77
24 Nov 2014, 18:06
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Prototype boards with CNC machine
Replies: 1
Views: 3580

Re: Prototype boards with CNC machine

I use a LPKF S103. The software first 'scribes' around the edges of the traces before milling the excess copper. This gives a really nice cut. I have the luxury of a self aligning camera which will align the board very precisely. You can however do a similar thing by drilling a couple of 'fiducial' ...
by John77
24 Nov 2014, 17:56
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: how to create a picture form a schematic
Replies: 4
Views: 28734

Re: how to create a picture form a schematic

romisch wrote:I need to embed a schematic in a document: how do I make tif or jpg from it?
File/Preview, then save as bitmap/Jpeg

John
by John77
08 Oct 2014, 02:26
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: A few improvement ideas
Replies: 0
Views: 2927

A few improvement ideas

Hello Alex & team, I am really liking all the new features in the latest Diptrace, looks like you guys have been very busy! I have listed a couple of thing below that I think would be useful additions to Diptrace. 1. Placing shapes. Would it be possible to have the shape feature work similar to Auto...
by John77
05 Oct 2014, 16:06
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: Making S100 Bus PCB's
Replies: 1
Views: 3672

Re: Making S100 Bus PCB's

Hi Monahan, If you draw a rectangular board outline, then right click on the board outline, and insert nodes, you can then create your notches. Regarding routing, use the autorouter to get an idea if your board can be routed, the manually route it for the best results. No autorouter will route your ...
by John77
05 Oct 2014, 14:49
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: NOVARM - DO US A FAVOR AND STOP ADVERTISING DXF SUPPORT
Replies: 4
Views: 4130

Re: NOVARM - DO US A FAVOR AND STOP ADVERTISING DXF SUPPORT

Mr Tripoli, Having a stab at Novarm in the manner you have, is unlikely to get a helpful response, as you can see from the number of replies you have had. I have no affiliation with Novarm, I am simply pointing out that polite forum etiquette is more likely to achieve a result. I'm kinda surprised y...
by John77
24 Feb 2014, 14:19
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: List of Components IN PCB Layout
Replies: 6
Views: 5587

Re: List of Components IN PCB Layout

Ahh ok, sorry I mis-understood the question.

I can't say I have ever pasted several different pcbs onto 1 panel, I usually send them separately, and leave that to the board house.

I am interested to find out whether it is possible though