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by KevinA
11 Jan 2020, 12:02
Forum: Making Libraries in DipTrace
Topic: Please fix import for parts.
Replies: 2
Views: 817

Re: Please fix import for parts.

You can't add pattern to component library. But you can extract pattern from component in Pattern Editor (Pattern -> Insert from Another Library -> select component library and component). That was entirely too easy. In Pattern Help if I would have searched on component the results shows Insert fro...
by KevinA
09 Jan 2020, 22:47
Forum: Making Libraries in DipTrace
Topic: Please fix import for parts.
Replies: 2
Views: 817

Please fix import for parts.

Mouser is using SamacSys for part cad files, they generate DipTrace ASC files and three different 3D images BUT: I had to import into Component Editor, I could see the pattern was attached but no means to access it. I had to place the COMPONENT in PCB editor then Save the pattern and now it gets fun...
by KevinA
06 Jan 2020, 02:35
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: hierarchy blocks and making a PCB
Replies: 1
Views: 257

hierarchy blocks and making a PCB

It had been awhile since I couldn't remember the last time I used hierarchy blocks but doing 6 mosfets with all the support was a perfect time to use hierarchy blocks. Everything was looking good until I placed 6 blocks then told DT to make a PCB, the 6 blocks disappeared and only one was there with...
by KevinA
03 Jan 2020, 11:39
Forum: Making Libraries in DipTrace
Topic: RJ45 Keepout area
Replies: 0
Views: 513

RJ45 Keepout area

I needed a RJ45 Vertical connector and found a 85511-5001 Molex that would work, in the DT library under Con Jack I found 42410-8312 which matched the holes so I modified the silk screen to match the 85511-5001 Molex BUT Molex has the area under the connector as Keep Out, all of it, to me that means...
by KevinA
29 Dec 2019, 13:25
Forum: PCB Manufacturing Questions
Topic: Pad on mounting hole, Problem?
Replies: 1
Views: 281

Pad on mounting hole, Problem?

I want to use the PCB mounting holes, 3mm, to line up a stencil. What I do is drop a 3mm pad on the top layer on top the mounting hole, select the new pad and change the paste shrink to -.01 when I export the board I can view the gerbers and see the paste layer pad is 3.02mm. What will manufactures ...
by KevinA
29 Dec 2019, 12:06
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: Exporting quits
Replies: 0
Views: 493

Exporting quits

I was trying to update the paste layers but when I tried to export just the top and bottom paste layers into a directory where they already existed I get the pop up asking to overwrite, when I click ok it saves the top layer then stops, the bottom layer did not get a pop up for overwrite permission....
by KevinA
27 Dec 2019, 14:01
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: Print board Colors not changing
Replies: 0
Views: 500

Print board Colors not changing

I just tried to print a board on my color printer, in the Preview I can set the Print colors but they don't change. I can change the 'board' colors but that does not change the colors in the Preview or when the board is printed.
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by KevinA
26 Dec 2019, 20:37
Forum: Basic Schematic and PCB Design
Topic: Pattern property Height in Export?
Replies: 6
Views: 551

Re: Pattern property Height in Export?

I just ask about that at OpenPnP, several of the users have 'real' Pick and Place machines they run on a commercial basis. Why would we have software to layout a PCB that gives us 3D images of the PCB if someone else could change the height of components? You don't need hair to scratch! Of course th...
by KevinA
25 Dec 2019, 17:35
Forum: Basic Schematic and PCB Design
Topic: Pattern property Height in Export?
Replies: 6
Views: 551

Re: Pattern property Height in Export?

DEX has been doing that for ages instead of focusing on getting the product to product artwork that can be used to build boards with... Speaking of which, how can we tweak Diptrace into adding the information needed to build a board? The REAL component Height is a must when it comes to board assembl...
by KevinA
24 Dec 2019, 19:23
Forum: Basic Schematic and PCB Design
Topic: Pattern property Height in Export?
Replies: 6
Views: 551

Re: Pattern property Height in Export?

I'm in shock: Checked three SMD component vendors for how they define a pattern and they all use: L= length X W = width NOBODY uses Height for Length but DipTrace! A real part have three dimensions: length-height.jpg Why is it that I have to add a physical feature of a part to the list of component ...