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by Tomg
21 Jul 2015, 16:09
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Multiple power and ground net issue
Replies: 15
Views: 17551

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: 3671

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: 3367

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: 3010

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: 2507

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 ...
by Tomg
10 Jul 2015, 11:15
Forum: Making Libraries in DipTrace
Topic: Color change - Route Keepouts: Pattern vs. PCB
Replies: 1
Views: 2779

Color change - Route Keepouts: Pattern vs. PCB

I tried making Route Keepouts more visible on my monitor by changing the assigned color. To do this I used the PCB Editor 's View/Colors... drop-down menu. The Route Keepouts color change worked in the PCB Editor , but it did not appear to affect the Route Keepouts color in the Pattern Editor . Is t...
by Tomg
10 Jul 2015, 10:21
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: 3D Preview - Board Cutout: Pattern vs. PCB
Replies: 5
Views: 4575

3D Preview - Board Cutout: Pattern vs. PCB

I've noticed that Board Cutouts created in the Pattern Editor do not show up in the 3D Preview , but Board Cutouts created in the PCB Editor do. Is there something else that needs to be done to the footprint to make its Board Cutouts appear in the 3D Preview ? The first example below shows a footpri...
by Tomg
06 Jul 2015, 08:21
Forum: Making Libraries in DipTrace
Topic: Pattern Editor -- DXF import difficulties
Replies: 2
Views: 3925

Re: Pattern Editor -- DXF import difficulties

Hi Serg,
The files have been sent as requested.
Thanks for looking into this.
-Tom
by Tomg
05 Jul 2015, 09:58
Forum: Making Libraries in DipTrace
Topic: Pattern Editor -- DXF import difficulties
Replies: 2
Views: 3925

Pattern Editor -- DXF import difficulties

I am seeing unusual DXF import behavior with the Pattern Editor in DipTrace (v2.4.0.2, Win7-64). Using Geomagic Design, I created a simple line drawing (units in millimeters) for a D-shaped pad and exported it as an AutoCAD 2007 DXF file named pad.dxf . Shown below are four examples of various setti...
by Tomg
03 Jul 2015, 06:01
Forum: Making Libraries in DipTrace
Topic: Making a thru hole Pad
Replies: 2
Views: 3783

Re: Making a thru hole Pad

I googled "calculating size for plated through hole" and found several helpful links. Here's one of them. Hope this helps...

http://www.pcb-3d.com/knowledge-base/pth-dimensions

-Tom