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by KevinA
16 Apr 2019, 22:07
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: teardrop
Replies: 28
Views: 32199

Re: teardrop

Jan 2011? As the sizes shrink the drill wonders but by all means it will be 9 years waiting on this. If you had scripting support this would have been down 8.5 years ago...
by KevinA
16 Apr 2019, 12:17
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Oval shape for custom paste file
Replies: 5
Views: 2596

Re: Oval shape for custom paste file

WOW. another collectable from Tomg. Perhaps DT can take the time from creating a board service and address their lack of drawing tools?
by KevinA
14 Apr 2019, 23:22
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Schematic/PCB Components Not Mounted option
Replies: 8
Views: 3198

Re: Schematic/PCB Components Not Mounted option

In programming "I think this feature is fairly easy to implement" is an oxymoron
A simple update to a webpage I wrote turned into a nightmare as Jquery changed their API three times since I created the page.
by KevinA
10 Apr 2019, 09:56
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Components database
Replies: 12
Views: 6169

Re: Components database

@Soundman I visited BOMIST, a couple of projects and then $144 a year. We should just start an 'Open Source' Project that allows users to, and this is where it gets tricky, upload part list or download an application that takes: RefDes+Qty+Part Value+Tolerance+Case-code(SMD)+Power-Rating+++++ OR Ref...
by KevinA
10 Apr 2019, 08:10
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Schematic/PCB Components Not Mounted option
Replies: 8
Views: 3198

Re: Schematic/PCB Components Not Mounted option

Quickie: I added Name:Active Value:1 as a field in Schematic to all components, multi-selected two capacitors then clicked the Additional .... box in the top right Parts tab, DO NOT right click properties, that only does the LAST object selected, then I changed the 1 to 0. All components that were s...
by KevinA
09 Apr 2019, 18:55
Forum: Shared Projects and Ideas
Topic: Castlellated PCB Pattern
Replies: 3
Views: 5247

Re: Castlellated PCB Pattern

"Pad hole is always in 0,0 point, but you can edit polygonal pad points to get off-center pad. "
Start with a polygon pad
pgstart.jpg
Edit the points
pgedit.jpg
Save and place the pad then renumber.
I don't know what DRC will do with pads in the PCB boarder, have to try it.
by KevinA
09 Apr 2019, 10:38
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Components database
Replies: 12
Views: 6169

Re: Components database

SoundMod wrote:
09 Apr 2019, 08:44
Didn't know about that ! However, I use Altium at my job... And I don't like that ''heavy weight hyper configurable'' soft.
I prefer Diptrace ;) !!

However, knowing that fact then Digikey API would be fine !! Fuck Altium ;)
LOL almost a coffee/monitor thing this morning!
by KevinA
09 Apr 2019, 10:29
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Components database
Replies: 12
Views: 6169

Re: Components database

Again, please add a means for users to expand functionality of this tool. Can you imagine a means to get quotes from around the world with shipping, time and price factored in. Example Board Ajax: 100mm X 100mm, 4 layer, 2oz outer layers, 35 parts, 4 TH connectors,. BOM processed with distributors. ...
by KevinA
06 Apr 2019, 12:56
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: 3D Preview - Board Cutout: Pattern vs. PCB
Replies: 5
Views: 4420

Re: 3D Preview - Board Cutout: Pattern vs. PCB

@Tomg do you remember the part use used? Thanks
by KevinA
22 Mar 2019, 02:19
Forum: PCB Manufacturing Questions
Topic: Recommend a manual SMD pick and place machine?
Replies: 0
Views: 4071

Re: Recommend a manual SMD pick and place machine?

https://www.oshstencils.com/#%20 small runs they will last, price is right. https://www.robotdigg.com/category/27/SMT,-productronica they have the machines and they have parts to build https://github.com/openpnp/openpnp-openbuilds/wiki/Build-Instructions OpenPNP roll your own with a 3D printer... ht...