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by Alex
23 Jul 2010, 03:08
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Rotating board in PCB Layout. Seems successful.
Replies: 6
Views: 11175

Re: Rotating board in PCB Layout. Seems successful.

Circular board outline can be easy created with "Place board outline" tool. Select the tool, left click on first point on design area, right click and select "Arc mode" in submenu, left click on second point (opposite point relatively first one) and on first point again.
by Alex
22 Jul 2010, 04:32
Forum: Making Libraries in DipTrace
Topic: Pseudo 2-lead component that has a trace between pads
Replies: 9
Views: 15077

Re: Pseudo 2-lead component that has a trace between pads

You can create component with internal connection between pads. When you attach pattern in Component editor, left click on first pad and click on second one. It will create internal connection. If you use that component, blue connection lines between pads will appear on PCB Layout. Autorouter and DR...
by Alex
22 Jul 2010, 03:35
Forum: Making Libraries in DipTrace
Topic: Solder Masks on patterns
Replies: 1
Views: 5887

Re: Solder Masks on patterns

Are other layers OK when you export them to Gerber? Check that drill symbols is not selected. You can send the file to support (at) diptrace.com and we will check the issue.
by Alex
22 Jul 2010, 03:22
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: View shape size when selected
Replies: 5
Views: 8295

Re: View shape size when selected

See "Place dimension" tool between copper pour and table icons on elements panel. You can use it when shape already exists on layout.
by Alex
22 Jul 2010, 03:16
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Copper Pour shape import as DXF
Replies: 12
Views: 14021

Re: Copper Pour shape import as DXF

Ok, we will consider import copper pour outline from DXF file.
by Alex
22 Jul 2010, 03:11
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Make rounded rectangle shape (do nets make it into gerber?)
Replies: 8
Views: 7305

Re: Make rounded rectangle shape (do nets make it into gerbe

I didn't understand how net names concern to Gerber files.
If you want to export top copper layer and board outline together, just select two these layers simultaneously on export Gerber dialog window and export them to single file.
by Alex
21 Jul 2010, 04:55
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Buss lines
Replies: 1
Views: 4990

Re: Buss lines

Thank you for suggestion, we will consider this feature.
by Alex
20 Jul 2010, 04:34
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Static Via covered with solder mask?
Replies: 2
Views: 7540

Re: Static Via covered with solder mask?

If you want to cover all vias, open export Gerber dialog window, select Top solder mask layer and unselect "Vias" from list of objects. Do the same for Bottom solder mask layer.
by Alex
20 Jul 2010, 02:20
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Defining a keepout layer
Replies: 3
Views: 12058

Re: Defining a keepout layer

Select "Route keepout" from drop-down box on drawing panel, then select a shape type from the same panel and draw it on design area. Then do not forget to update copper pour(s).
by Alex
20 Jul 2010, 02:08
Forum: Making Libraries in DipTrace
Topic: Mounting hole and fiducial
Replies: 5
Views: 15074

Re: Mounting hole and fiducial

Use pad instead of moumting hole. But if you want no shape on top layer, switch to top layer, right click on the pad and select "Hide pad ring in layer".
This works in PCB Layout only.