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by Tomg
27 Jul 2015, 16:54
Forum: Making Libraries in DipTrace
Topic: Component Editor - Objects panel
Replies: 1
Views: 5429

Component Editor - Objects panel

Change the way the Component Editor handles Objects . Create an Objects panel similar to the one in the PCB Editor where one or more Objects can be turned on/off for easier component creation and editing. Or turn it into a toolbar and move it to the top (see examples)... -- 11 Aug 2015, 10:15 --
by Tomg
27 Jul 2015, 09:45
Forum: Making Libraries in DipTrace
Topic: Pattern Editor - Layers & Objects panels
Replies: 1
Views: 3219

Pattern Editor - Layers & Objects panels

What do all of you think about DipTrace changing the way the Pattern Editor handles Layers and Objects? I'm thinking that a method similar to what is available in the PCB Editor could be implemented. With new Layers and Objects panels, individual Layers and Objects (or a group of Layers/Objects) can...
by Tomg
26 Jul 2015, 19:50
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: PCB Editor - Gerber file export options
Replies: 1
Views: 2487

PCB Editor - Gerber file export options

In the Gerber Files window of the PCB Editor's Export Gerbers RS-274X menu, add an option to save the selected Gerbers to a single Zip file with a specific name (e.g. <project>) during export. Also, include a second option to require only one file-save confirmation when Export All has been chosen. (...
by Tomg
24 Jul 2015, 15:24
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: PCB Editor - learning about Mask layers
Replies: 1
Views: 2910

PCB Editor - learning about Mask layers

Okay. I think I understand now. Pardon my ignorance, but I have some questions... In the PCB Editor , it looks like the Top Mask and Bottom Mask layers are actually used to place shapes where you want the Solder Mask left off . (I originally and foolishly assumed that these layers were for the actua...
by Tomg
24 Jul 2015, 06:08
Forum: DipTrace News and Events
Topic: Next update with new features ?
Replies: 29
Views: 54881

Re: Next update with new features ?

With the new features about to be implemented in Kicad's next stable release (push & shove) and the recent introduction of Altium's free CircuitMaker, DipTrace's price/performance ratio is beginning to become less appealing to the more budget-minded designers out there. And any il-advised price incr...
by Tomg
21 Jul 2015, 16:09
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Multiple power and ground net issue
Replies: 15
Views: 17197

Re: Multiple power and ground net issue

I'm sure this has its flaws, but I'm going to throw it into the idea ring anyway. Have a special (or Parent as was previously suggested) net type called a STAR Net (or whatever makes more sense). Just think of the example below as more food for thought...
by Tomg
20 Jul 2015, 11:20
Forum: Making Libraries in DipTrace
Topic: Pattern Editor -- 3D window tools missing
Replies: 0
Views: 3611

Pattern Editor -- 3D window tools missing

The Pattern Editor's 3D window does not show the positioning and Colors tools on my laptop computer, but it works normally on my desktop computer (see examples below). Has anyone else seen this? Is there a way to correct it? The laptop is a Dell Inspiron -- * Intel Core i5 M460 2.53GHz * 17" Display...
by Tomg
19 Jul 2015, 08:59
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Bill Of Materials
Replies: 0
Views: 3318

Bill Of Materials

1) The BOM tool does not appear to include the default component property named Manufacturer (see first example). This needs to be added to the drop-down list.

2) Add column re-ordering buttons to the Columns section of the Create Bill of Materials window (see second example).
by Tomg
12 Jul 2015, 17:06
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Pattern Template: automatic Silkscreen changes
Replies: 0
Views: 2945

Pattern Template: automatic Silkscreen changes

Add an option named " Do not alter Silkscreen " to the Pattern Editor's Pattern Properties box at the bottom of the Pattern Template section. Activating this new option would prevent changes in Style: , Number of Lines: , Number of Pads: , Pad Spacing: and Line Spacing: from automatically altering a...
by Tomg
11 Jul 2015, 11:35
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Export Gerber - Board Outline: merge edge cutouts
Replies: 1
Views: 2454

Export Gerber - Board Outline: merge edge cutouts

Add another option to the Gerber file export tool's Board Outline menu and name it Merge edge cutouts . If selected, the Board Outline would conform to the shape of any Board Cutout that intersects with, or extends beyond, the outside edge of the PCB. The intent here is to generate a less-confusing ...