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by Tomg
07 Dec 2015, 16:34
Forum: Basic Schematic and PCB Design
Topic: Diptrace pads, how do i make normal pad single sided?
Replies: 6
Views: 11790

Re: Diptrace pads, how do i make normal pad single sided?

Changing a through-hole pad into a surface mount pad 1) Right-click on pad and select Pad Properties... in the pop-up menu. Or just select the pad and shift your attention over to the upper-right side of the screen and make your changes under the Properties tab. 2) In the Pad dialog window, uncheck...
by Tomg
07 Dec 2015, 07:50
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Traces and planes on different layers?
Replies: 32
Views: 14426

Re: Traces and planes on different layers?

" ...The pcb fabricator tells me not to send the assy files; they don't use them. Will this be a masking problem?... " No. The assembly file is used as a reference for populating the board with components during the assembly process. Run the 3D viewer to see how the masks (solder mask keepouts) affe...
by Tomg
06 Dec 2015, 20:58
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Traces and planes on different layers?
Replies: 32
Views: 14426

Re: Traces and planes on different layers?

" ...This file has pad masks still attached to assy layers. Could not select them for editing. Have done some editing to cu pous and a few traces... " If you are talking about Planar Converter M2.dip , the gray figures on the assembly layers are actual assembly figures auto-generated for those compo...
by Tomg
06 Dec 2015, 13:35
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Pad style for thru-hold hand soldering
Replies: 14
Views: 12156

Re: Pad style for thru-hold hand soldering

" ...Sets the default for all pads?... " Yes. But it does not change existing pads in the PCB Layout Editor. However, in the Pattern Editor, if a pad's Use Pattern's Pad Properties box is checked, it will conform to the default settings. " ...Both are required steps?... " No. But if you have a favor...
by Tomg
06 Dec 2015, 05:33
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Pad style for thru-hold hand soldering
Replies: 14
Views: 12156

Re: Pad style for thru-hold hand soldering

Thx, that works. Not sure why these pads weren't through hole. Pattern Editor Expand the Pattern Properties dialog window and click on the Pad Properties button to set your pad defaults. PCB Layout Editor 1) Go to the main menu and select Objects and then in the drop-down menu select Place Pad . (O...
by Tomg
06 Dec 2015, 04:25
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Traces and planes on different layers?
Replies: 32
Views: 14426

Re: Traces and planes on different layers?

" ...All traces and most of cu pours were lost... " Don't forget to reactivate all of the objects and layers that you may have turned off. " ...When I group the layout and rotate as a group, the top cu pour is lost... " Don't forget to repour all of your copper pours. In the main menu, select Object...
by Tomg
05 Dec 2015, 21:29
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Pad style for thru-hold hand soldering
Replies: 14
Views: 12156

Re: Pad style for thru-hold hand soldering

Make sure the pad type is Through-Hole.
by Tomg
05 Dec 2015, 19:39
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Traces and planes on different layers?
Replies: 32
Views: 14426

Re: Traces and planes on different layers?

Hi Robert, I have taken the liberty to guess where you want all of the copper and have made as many layer corrections as I can. There may be some mistakes, so check it out thoroughly before generating new manufacturing files. The modified files end with a "_mod" and some of the settings (color and c...
by Tomg
05 Dec 2015, 11:47
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: highlight net
Replies: 9
Views: 11620

Re: highlight net

Just in case you did not notice, DipTrace does highlight an entire Net with a different color when you mouse over a trace; but, it does not flash. You could choose a different color that might better catch your attention by doing the following... 1) In the main menu select View and then, in the drop...
by Tomg
05 Dec 2015, 07:11
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Traces and planes on different layers?
Replies: 32
Views: 14426

Re: Traces and planes on different layers?

For the file named planar converter.dip ... 1) In the Layers panel, turn off all layers except for Top Mask . 2) In the Objects panel, turn off all objects except for Copper Pours and Placement Keepouts . 3) Slowly move the mouse over the edge of the drawing figure until only the points are highlig...