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 Post subject: Does Diptrace have pre-made solder jumper patterns?
PostPosted: 13 Jul 2017, 23:52 
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If so, how to invoke them?
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 Post subject: Re: Does Diptrace have pre-made solder jumper patterns?
PostPosted: 14 Jul 2017, 13:53 
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I ran into this issue and gave up - needed the board done so each address got it's own layout!
I just took the time to figure it out: Build a pattern:

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Then Component:

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 Post subject: Re: Does Diptrace have pre-made solder jumper patterns?
PostPosted: 28 Jul 2017, 12:20 
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KevinA wrote:
I ran into this issue and gave up - needed the board done so each address got it's own layout!
I just took the time to figure it out: Build a pattern:

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Then Component:

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The results:

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 Post subject: Re: Does Diptrace have pre-made solder jumper patterns?
PostPosted: 28 Jul 2017, 16:36 
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I thought I had created a part called addressX4
How did you draw a circle and split it with DipTrace? I can't even get the radius dimension tool to work! I just figured out a circle using 4 numbers, not the same as point plus radius.


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 Post subject: Re: Does Diptrace have pre-made solder jumper patterns?
PostPosted: 29 Jul 2017, 08:40 
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If you don't have a 2D CAD program, here is how to create the pattern with DipTrace...
1) Launch the PCB Layout editor to an empty Design Area, draw the shapes you need for the two pads on the Top Assy layer using the Arc and Line tools and export the Top Assy layer as a DXF file named "pads" to the desktop.
2) Launch the Pattern Editor, open the desired User Patterns library, insert a new blank pattern and import the new DXF file (Pattern > Import from DXF...): set DXF Units: (same as file), Import Mode: Add, Convert to: Top Signal and enable the [X]Fill Closed Areas option.
3) Convert each filled object into a pad (right-click on its outline and select Convert to Pad in the pop-up menu), rename the pattern (e.g. "jumper, solder"), give it a reference designator prefix (e.g. "JP"), adjust the spacing to your satisfaction and resave the custom library.

Watch the demonstration video (the new blank pattern was inserted and named before hand), found inside the zip folder named "movie.zip" below...


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 Post subject: Re: Does Diptrace have pre-made solder jumper patterns?
PostPosted: 29 Jul 2017, 10:59 
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Sweet, I would have never thought of an ARC nor using PCB editor. I have TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2017 and LibreCAD, FreeCAD and use them from drawing. While having a better suite of tools for creating pads with the Pattern Editor I'll keep wishing for an CSV import of pin names and functions now that I know how to extract that information from the manufacturer's PDF files!

Did you ever get the radius dimensioning tool to work?
Thanks for the Demo, very useful.


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 Post subject: Re: Does Diptrace have pre-made solder jumper patterns?
PostPosted: 29 Jul 2017, 11:52 
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Have you tried importing the manufacturer's BSDL file (Library > Import > Add BSDL...) into the Component Editor?

As shown in the following screenshot the radius dimension tool works on arcs, but not on circles...


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 Post subject: Re: Does Diptrace have pre-made solder jumper patterns?
PostPosted: 02 Aug 2017, 04:27 
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Polygon-Pattern as Pad...

Follow this Guide to create the desired Pad... (steps 1 - 3 => order by Filename!)


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