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by Tomg
24 Dec 2019, 22:46
Forum: Basic Schematic and PCB Design
Topic: Pattern property Height in Export?
Replies: 6
Views: 551

Re: Pattern property Height in Export?

Perhaps version 4's new Pattern Editor will clear up some of this confusion. Let's hope so. Here's a sneak peek - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PejMVcZk5E
by Tomg
24 Dec 2019, 17:21
Forum: Basic Schematic and PCB Design
Topic: Pattern property Height in Export?
Replies: 6
Views: 551

Re: Pattern property Height in Export?

As far as I can tell, the Height and Width are the automatically-measured extremes of the pattern (could be wrong, of course)… pp1.gif And how about this one where the silk dot is included... pp2.gif Text on the silk layer planted outside the normal pattern border (e.g. " + ") really messes up the f...
by Tomg
12 Dec 2019, 23:31
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: component overlap not flagged
Replies: 2
Views: 613

Re: component overlap not flagged

Not in the current version of DipTrace (3.3.1.3), unless their copper objects happen to collide. Supposedly, this oversight will be taken care of in the upcoming version (v4) with the addition of a "Courtyard" layer that will indicate, and allow enforcement of, pattern boundaries.
by Tomg
11 Dec 2019, 18:30
Forum: Basic Schematic and PCB Design
Topic: router won't route GND - which is a different class than default
Replies: 1
Views: 444

Re: router won't route GND - which is a different class than default

The only thing that comes to mind at the moment is to right-click on one of the GND pads, choose " Net Properties... " in the pop-up menu to bring up the Net Properties dialog window and make sure the Auto-route Mode: drop-list is not set to " Don't Route ". Otherwise, I'd have to take a look at you...
by Tomg
11 Dec 2019, 18:01
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: Pin/Net renaming
Replies: 1
Views: 1041

Re: Pin/Net renaming

1) Right-click on the desired pin and choose " Delete from Net " in the pop-up menu. 2) Right-click on the same pin again and choose " Add to Net... " in the pop-up menu to bring up the Net dialog window. 3) In the Net dialog window choose a different net for the pin using the Select Net: drop-list...
by Tomg
11 Dec 2019, 16:12
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Selective auto routing
Replies: 2
Views: 507

Re: Selective auto routing

As far as I know you can either right-click on a component (or one of a collection of highlighted/selected components) and choose " Route Traces " in the pop-up menu, or you can right-click on a single pad and choose " Route Net " in the pop-up menu. I believe this will result in the routing of the ...
by Tomg
11 Dec 2019, 11:19
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: Tracks Ripped Up With Renew Design from Schematic (both options)
Replies: 2
Views: 742

Re: Tracks Ripped Up With Renew Design from Schematic (both options)

C30 , C42 , C47 , C53 and U8 have lost their links to their schematic counterparts. Run the Renew Layout from Schematic tool using the " By RefDes... " option to fix those links. After that, using the normal " By Components... " option should work fine. Don't forget to run all verification checks t...
by Tomg
10 Dec 2019, 11:06
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: PCB Layout
Replies: 10
Views: 3795

Re: PCB Layout

1) In the PCB Layout editor make sure all settings are normal (you don't have to turn off any objects or layers). 2) In the Main Menu click on File and choose " Preview... " in the drop-down menu to bring up the Preview dialog window. 3) In the Preview dialog window select " Bottom " in the Current...
by Tomg
09 Dec 2019, 17:19
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Background colors for filled drawings - redux
Replies: 2
Views: 765

Background colors for filled drawings - redux

Add selectable background color capabilities to the filled drawing shapes (rectangle, circle, polygon) in the Component Editor . Doing this in the Component Editor would simplify and speed up the process of enhancing component visibility in the Schematic Editor , as the component being brought into ...
by Tomg
05 Dec 2019, 09:59
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Import of STEP file for 3D model blinks "Importing...", but no effect
Replies: 6
Views: 1458

Re: Import of STEP file for 3D model blinks "Importing...", but no effect

Alex, Would it be possible to add a subroutine in the beginning of your STEP file translator that would automatically strip all non-ANSI characters from the file before processing? I did that with the posted file just now ( in this instance, •€ƒ³ ) and it was accepted by DipTrace 3.3.1.3 . UPDATE: ...