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by KevinA
08 Jun 2019, 09:44
Forum: Making Libraries in DipTrace
Topic: How to refresh edited patterns in component library
Replies: 4
Views: 5385

Re: How to refresh edited patterns in component library

You should visit jlcpcb: Annular Ring 3mil (0.0762mm) problem solved
by KevinA
29 May 2019, 16:27
Forum: Shared Libraries
Topic: looking for SM4007 component
Replies: 5
Views: 1258

Re: looking for SM4007 component

LOL. Fear not. There are over 49,000 (probably "NOS") available here - https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Rectron/SM4007-W?qs=%2Fha2pyFaduiCiWpji2JNQxYxPodfF%2FsK3ZC94mioc04%3D This is the one google turned up for me: https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Rectron/SM4001-W?qs=sGAEpiMZZMuMCDEXnIBRnI...
by KevinA
29 May 2019, 13:08
Forum: Shared Libraries
Topic: looking for SM4007 component
Replies: 5
Views: 1258

Re: looking for SM4007 component

There are two "surface mount" packages for this device. The obsolete but still available SM4007W comes in the SOD-87 ("MELF") glass-passivate round package. The SM4007PL comes in the SOD-123FL plastic package. SOD-87.jpg SOD-123FL.jpg DipTrace does have the SOD-87 and the SOD-123 in its " General "...
by KevinA
29 May 2019, 10:56
Forum: Shared Libraries
Topic: looking for SM4007 component
Replies: 5
Views: 1258

Re: looking for SM4007 component

Finding F:
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SM400x.jpg
by KevinA
25 May 2019, 11:39
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: The Silks, Top Vs Bottom
Replies: 1
Views: 412

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: 7454

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: 1249

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: 1249

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: 1249

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.