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by Alex
20 Aug 2019, 09:09
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: DRC does not catch missing nets
Replies: 3
Views: 565

Re: DRC does not catch missing nets

Some users design simple boards without related schematic. Activated "Lock Net Structure" doesn't allow to create and change any net in PCB Layout therefore the feature is turned off by default.
by Alex
14 Aug 2019, 09:31
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: v3.3.1.3 hotkeys on OS X
Replies: 8
Views: 4590

Re: v3.3.1.3 hotkeys on OS X

We have checked 3D preview in Mac version. We changed colors and redraw board, all works as expected. Please notice, you should change board color and mask color, otherwise copper pours and tracks remain green. Do you use version 3.3.1.3? Please open Help -> About in any DipTrace program and check i...
by Alex
12 Aug 2019, 07:53
Forum: Basic Schematic and PCB Design
Topic: route multiple traces to single point, maintaining same trace length
Replies: 1
Views: 492

Re: route multiple traces to single point, maintaining same trace length

You can open "Route -> Length Matching", create length matching rule and add pad pairs. Then route traces manually. Obviously all traces will have different lengths. Length Matching window will measure trace lengths and show rule violations using red color. To fix errors you can use "High Speed -> A...
by Alex
08 Aug 2019, 09:18
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: DRC does not catch missing nets
Replies: 3
Views: 565

Re: DRC does not catch missing nets

You can activate "Route -> Lock Net structure" to never delete nets by accident. After activation, delete button will remove the trace but keep the net.
DRC doesn't search missed nets. But you can run "Verification -> Compare to Schematic", this function does exactly what you need.
by Alex
07 Aug 2019, 08:46
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: How many rules "class to class" can I have in checking DRC ?
Replies: 1
Views: 296

Re: How many rules "class to class" can I have in checking DRC ?

DipTrace checks all "class to class" rules if the verification is enabled in "Design Rules -> Options". You can create as many class-to-class rules as you need. In regards to net classes, DRC checks those net classes that have "Use Clearance in DRC" option enabled. If you changed clearance details t...
by Alex
07 Aug 2019, 08:37
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Net connectivity problem
Replies: 6
Views: 614

Re: Net connectivity problem

If check net connectivity reports that some nets are broken then they are really broken. You can try one or few suggestions to improve result: place critical components manually, other components using auto-placement feature route critical nets manually, other nets using auto-router if some unconnec...
by Alex
07 Aug 2019, 08:32
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: Title block
Replies: 1
Views: 952

Re: Title block

You can create custom title block in title block editor. The block should combine revision history and actually title block. When it's done select the block to bottom-right corner of the sheet.
by Alex
07 Aug 2019, 08:26
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Problems with Electra autorouter and copper pour
Replies: 1
Views: 215

Re: Problems with Electra autorouter and copper pour

You can set bottom layer as plane layer if you want to forbid traces on the layer. It should work in either autorouter.
by Alex
07 Aug 2019, 08:24
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: Bug in DipTrace-generated STEP file
Replies: 2
Views: 422

Re: Bug in DipTrace-generated STEP file

Thank you for the report. Please post STEP files.
by Alex
31 Jul 2019, 03:33
Forum: Other questions and issues
Topic: Running trial of full version while owning lite
Replies: 2
Views: 1927

Re: Running trial of full version while owning lite

We can extend trial period, please email to sales at diptrace dot com for further instructions.