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by gunrunnerjohn
06 Jul 2020, 09:04
Forum: DipTrace News and Events
Topic: DipTrace 4.0 Release
Replies: 105
Views: 20775

Re: DipTrace 4.0 Release

Probably so, because that's a real fooler as well. I've only got stung with a board fabrication once when this happened, the route finished 100%, and the verification declared everything good. Fortunately, it was a one-off prototype, and I just added the wire to finish testing, but I was not impres...
by gunrunnerjohn
05 Jul 2020, 21:15
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: Drag Schematic In Window
Replies: 2
Views: 456

Drag Schematic In Window

Is there any hotkey to simple drag the whole schematic around in the viewing window? If you're zoomed in and working on a specific section, it would be nice to be able to just hit a key and drag the schematic around. This would be like the hand in Adobe Acrobat Reader. It's very kludgy and slow to h...
by gunrunnerjohn
05 Jul 2020, 09:19
Forum: DipTrace News and Events
Topic: DipTrace 4.0 Release
Replies: 105
Views: 20775

Re: DipTrace 4.0 Release

Once you've run the autorouter, sometimes things aren't 100% routed. However, there are also times that the verification misses that fact! If you look closely, the tiny ratlines are there I too have seen that. I'd second the vote for a toggle option to make ratlines prominent, but the "ratlines sti...
by gunrunnerjohn
04 Jul 2020, 11:09
Forum: DipTrace News and Events
Topic: DipTrace 4.0 Release
Replies: 105
Views: 20775

Re: DipTrace 4.0 Release

A suggestion for an enhancement to the handling of ratlines. Once you've run the autorouter, sometimes things aren't 100% routed. However, there are also times that the verification misses that fact! If you look closely, the tiny ratlines are there, but they can get lost in all the other clutter, es...
by gunrunnerjohn
17 Jun 2020, 09:05
Forum: Other questions and issues
Topic: DipTrace Disappears From Taskbar
Replies: 0
Views: 434

DipTrace Disappears From Taskbar

I have an odd issue that just started happening. I'm using version Windows 10 and DipTrace 3.3.1.3, and the schematic capture and board layout icons will disappear from the taskbar when I switch away to another application. They're still active, and an ALT/TAB finds them, but they're gone from the t...
by gunrunnerjohn
10 Jun 2020, 11:09
Forum: Shared Libraries
Topic: JST Connectors?
Replies: 7
Views: 13354

Re: JST Connectors?

Well, I finally went to the JST site, what a PITA! You have to type in a bunch of stuff for EACH connector! Are they kidding?
by gunrunnerjohn
29 May 2020, 17:36
Forum: DipTrace News and Events
Topic: DipTrace 4.0 Release
Replies: 105
Views: 20775

Re: DipTrace 4.0 Release

MarkF wrote:
29 May 2020, 17:17
Notice the thickness of horizontal and vertical wires. Using wire width 0.2mm
Half of them are one width and the other half the other, that's really odd. Version 3 didn't do that.

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by gunrunnerjohn
29 May 2020, 13:50
Forum: DipTrace News and Events
Topic: DipTrace 4.0 Release
Replies: 105
Views: 20775

Re: DipTrace 4.0 Release

MarkF wrote:
29 May 2020, 13:44
I hate to complain. But:
I'm guessing they want to see any glitches that user's are seeing, so I'd think the complaints are welcome if they're justified. Better to fix stuff like this as soon as possible in the release cycle.
by gunrunnerjohn
27 May 2020, 20:49
Forum: DipTrace News and Events
Topic: DipTrace 4.0 Release
Replies: 105
Views: 20775

Re: DipTrace 4.0 Release

I always save a copy of my schematics to a BMP file for reference instead of pulling up Diptrace all the time. It would be REALLY REALLY nice if you could save the schematic to a PNG file (lossless compression). I save mine that way as well. However, I simply use a screen capture program and expand...
by gunrunnerjohn
27 May 2020, 11:42
Forum: DipTrace News and Events
Topic: DipTrace 4.0 Release
Replies: 105
Views: 20775

Re: DipTrace 4.0 Release

I think I'll wait a spell for the new version to settle down... This may be like Windows, never install a 0.0 version! :D