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 Post subject: Pattern Editor - special pattern traces
PostPosted: 01 Jun 2016, 05:51 
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Add the ability to route traces in the Pattern Editor to facilitate making electrical connections between pads and other filled drawing figures on the signal layer. This would also help with the creation of antenna patterns and capacitive switch sub-circuits, and would eliminate a lot of work when placing numerous instances of these special-case patterns into a PCB layout. Make sure that these special Pattern Traces maintain their intended electrical connections within the pattern after being placed in a PCB Layout. Pattern Traces should not be editable in the PCB Layout editor. Left alone, Pattern Traces should not generate connectivity errors in the PCB Layout editor; nor should they generate DRC errors as long as they obey the design rules. See the following threads for examples of situations in need of special Pattern Traces...
switch - http://www.diptrace.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=11091
antenna - http://www.diptrace.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10677

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 Post subject: Re: Pattern Editor - special pattern traces
PostPosted: 01 Jun 2016, 13:57 
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This functionality would be very useful.


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 Post subject: Re: Pattern Editor - special pattern traces
PostPosted: 02 Jun 2016, 09:05 
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I also agree that this functionality would be very useful.


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 Post subject: Re: Pattern Editor - special pattern traces
PostPosted: 07 Jun 2016, 07:23 
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Great. Thanks for sharing. I was not aware about this. Keep me updated.

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 Post subject: Re: Pattern Editor - special pattern traces
PostPosted: 29 Jun 2016, 17:01 
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Would be very useful for distributed microwave circuits as well.


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