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by KevinA
29 May 2019, 10:56
Forum: Shared Libraries
Topic: looking for SM4007 component
Replies: 5
Views: 949

Re: looking for SM4007 component

Finding F:
sm400x1.jpg
SM400x.jpg
by KevinA
25 May 2019, 11:39
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: The Silks, Top Vs Bottom
Replies: 1
Views: 348

Re: The Silks, Top Vs Bottom

I copied a pot from the general library to my working library then added a silk screen to the bottom layer around the pins with the pattern editor, saved it, opened PCB editor and placed the pot, placed a boarder outline and viewed the 3D board, bottom silk screen around pins as expected. Next selec...
by KevinA
21 May 2019, 17:52
Forum: Making Libraries in DipTrace
Topic: Thermal relief for PowerPAD or MOSFET type components
Replies: 6
Views: 7022

Re: Thermal relief for PowerPAD or MOSFET type components

On a 'onesie' I just use copper pours and Copy Matrix, it's quick.
by KevinA
17 May 2019, 22:28
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Custom Footprint Covered Pads in Version 3.3.1.3
Replies: 8
Views: 1055

Re: Custom Footprint Covered Pads in Version 3.3.1.3

Interesting, it seems when do this in the pattern editor instead of the PCB editor, the pads end up still being exposed in the preview. Now we get to the tricky part: When you updated a pattern you must delete it from the component in the component editor and replace it with the updated pattern, up...
by KevinA
16 May 2019, 23:29
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Custom Footprint Covered Pads in Version 3.3.1.3
Replies: 8
Views: 1055

Re: Custom Footprint Covered Pads in Version 3.3.1.3

Okay, so I guess the limitation I was missing was that this has to be done in the PCB Editor tool, not in the Footprint Editor tool. It seems that no matter what settings I choose in the Footprint Editor, there is no effect. But in the PCB editor, I can select each pad and use the settings you desc...
by KevinA
16 May 2019, 08:57
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Custom Footprint Covered Pads in Version 3.3.1.3
Replies: 8
Views: 1055

Re: Custom Footprint Covered Pads in Version 3.3.1.3

Select the pads you want the solder mask to cover and make them "tented", change the solder paste to none, save the part. Open PCB editor, place the part, export Gerber, top only, preview, you should not see the pads that were tented which means the pads are covered with the solder mask.
by KevinA
01 May 2019, 14:01
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: Understanding Power & GND - Part 2
Replies: 5
Views: 1186

Re: Understanding Power & GND - Part 2

Add a USB connector or a power port like:
nets.jpg
by KevinA
27 Apr 2019, 11:12
Forum: Making Libraries in DipTrace
Topic: Question about links between components and patterns
Replies: 3
Views: 964

Re: Question about links between components and patterns

The 'Pattern to Component" methodology as it stands just sucks, it has caused me endless frustration since there is no means to update all objects in a project from one point; In PCB find a new 3D image for a part, add it to the part to check fit, everything looks good. Next time I update from schem...
by KevinA
24 Apr 2019, 13:02
Forum: Other questions and issues
Topic: Импорт библиотек
Replies: 4
Views: 1512

Re: Импорт библиотек

We added KiCAD libraries import in version 3.3. Both component and footprint KiCAD libraries are importable into DipTrace. The Kicad files attached - and then the file format spec from a third party that explains why the git ESP pattern does work, it is the old foot print style. KicadLibraryFileFor...
by KevinA
22 Apr 2019, 21:50
Forum: Other questions and issues
Topic: Импорт библиотек
Replies: 4
Views: 1512

Re: Импорт библиотек

He is asking how to import Kicad Pattern, github has an ESP32 foot print they want to use but DipTace does not import KiCad patterns.

I tried it, it is broken.