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by MDman
09 Feb 2016, 02:39
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Deleting copper pour area
Replies: 9
Views: 5118

Re: Deleting copper pour area

What you want to do is place a filled shape under the opamp and in its properties select it as "rout keepout" then right click on the copper pour outline and select "update".
by MDman
08 Feb 2016, 21:48
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Miscellaneous Tips for using PCB Layout
Replies: 6
Views: 6769

Re: Miscellaneous Tips for using PCB Layout

Hi Tinker1, What you could do with the refdes/markings is copy the component into a custom library and change the top silk markings to bottom silk and place the component on the bottom side of the board. The refdes will be on the bottom and the silk outline will be on top. -- 08 Feb 2016, 21:49 -- H...
by MDman
05 Feb 2016, 22:27
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Again importing Eagle SCH and BRD files to Diptrace
Replies: 5
Views: 4477

Re: Again importing Eagle SCH and BRD files to Diptrace

Hi Bird, I'm not sure if I understand you correctly, but here goes! First time you will need to renew layout > by ref des, this links the pcb to the schematic. When you make a change in the schematic, you need to save the schematic. Then go into the pcb editor and hit "alt ctrl U" and your layout wi...
by MDman
03 Feb 2016, 07:11
Forum: Basic Schematic and PCB Design
Topic: Editing multiple parts simultaneously
Replies: 6
Views: 6665

Re: Editing multiple parts simultaneously

Ok, here's a way to do it. If you don't have a custom library for schematic components, make one and have it selected. Or select save to file when prompted. Right click the component and from the menu select > save to library > add to active Them open the component editor and select your custom libr...
by MDman
02 Feb 2016, 08:33
Forum: Basic Schematic and PCB Design
Topic: Editing multiple parts simultaneously
Replies: 6
Views: 6665

Re: Editing multiple parts simultaneously

Just hold Ctrl and click on(select) each part you want to edit, then hold the mouse on one of the parts and right click, make the changes you want, click ok and your done. If you wanted to say change your component footprint, say 0805 to 0603(or whatever) then right click on one part, select replace...
by MDman
31 Jan 2016, 07:19
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Tented Vias
Replies: 5
Views: 4250

Re: Tented Vias

Thanks Tom.

Now, I assume that you only want to select solder mask for the layer you want the via to be tented on?? I read somewhere that when you tent vias, you should only have the hole covered on one side of the board, not both.
Guess I will find out in the next week or so....

MDman
by MDman
25 Jan 2016, 09:40
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Tented Vias
Replies: 5
Views: 4250

Tented Vias

Hi All, Just wondering if anyone knows how to specify if a via is to be tented or not and on which side of the board the tent is to be? I can't seem to find a way to do it and when I ordered my pcb's from PCB Way, even though I selected "tented vias" as one of the board options, all of the vias came...
by MDman
06 Jan 2016, 21:33
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Renew layout from schematic
Replies: 11
Views: 16521

Re: Renew layout from schematic

Thanks Tomg, perfect!
by MDman
06 Jan 2016, 08:29
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Renew layout from schematic
Replies: 11
Views: 16521

Re: Renew layout from schematic

The pattern editor works really well. I have made myself a custom library and when I need to modify a part I will copy it from its existing library into my custom library, make the required changes(normally only takes a couple of minutes if the changes are minor), save it, attach the pattern in the ...
by MDman
06 Oct 2012, 06:30
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Which component model do I use for this trim POT?
Replies: 5
Views: 7843

Re: Which component model do I use for this trim POT?

What I do when I want to see if a pattern matches a component footprint is either use the ruler function, or go to the "objects" tab and select place dimension. Then you can compare this to the dimensions in the datasheet.

Cheers