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 Post subject: Feature Request - Pattern Eraser
PostPosted: 30 Jun 2013, 13:28 
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I use Diptrace to lay out guitar pedals (amongs other things) and I often created double sided PCB's with components on both sides.
I would like an option to selectively 'erase' part of a components silkscreen pattern so that I can achieve a high component density and avoid silk over pads.

I'm thinking about a mouse driven eraser with selectable 'thickness'.

Is this viable?

Regards

Andy


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 Post subject: Re: Feature Request - Pattern Eraser
PostPosted: 04 Nov 2013, 15:48 
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Not sure will this solve all problems but you can turn off component marking and you will not get message silk over pads.
And other way, slower, would be to edit component (using component and pattern editor) and by that way create custom library...
Hope this helps.


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 Post subject: Re: Feature Request - Pattern Eraser
PostPosted: 05 Nov 2013, 15:54 
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h4rdw4re
Thanks for the response but that won't really be practical.
I tend to move things about a bit so I really just need to be able to selectively erase just little bits of the silkscreen only where I place a component on the other side of the board and where a pad is over the bottom silk.


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 Post subject: Re: Feature Request - Pattern Eraser
PostPosted: 06 Nov 2013, 03:32 
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Eraser is not possible in DipTrace. But we plan to add a feature that will automatically cleanup silkscreen from pads before exporting Gerber files.


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 Post subject: Re: Feature Request - Pattern Eraser
PostPosted: 08 Nov 2013, 07:05 
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Alex,

That will be the perfect solution.
Many thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Feature Request - Pattern Eraser
PostPosted: 18 Jul 2015, 22:00 
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Alex wrote:
Eraser is not possible in DipTrace. But we plan to add a feature that will automatically cleanup silkscreen from pads before exporting Gerber files.


Hi Alex,

Was this feature ever added? Thank you for your time.


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