Thank you again.
This approach has been taken, you advise it before I publish the "workaround".
We are spending a lot of time and effort in differentiate CAD Library (external and independent) and EDA Library (imported in Diptrace), and now we have various layers for mechanical pin, recommended footprints (various), thermal pads mask (various) and pad shape chosen to import in Diptrace. Each in a different layer and made in blocks when possible. Prior to import to Diprtrace, a copy of the DXF is made, cleaned, blocks exploded, and then imported in Pattern Editor.
We are having some problems in the way Diptrace interprets shapes and solids. For example, a circle in silkscreen is a empty shape, and the same layer is a filled circle if imported in mask layer (workaround importing as mask, converted in ski, but is a time consuming). Circles have no center and radio properties. Not dots (as reference), blocks, imported dimensions supported. Precise coordinate move, align, copy, ... as in a CAD soft unified in all Diptrace apps. Why not a unique environment sharing tools?
As said before, CAD must be unified and improved (layers, hatches, transparency, absolute and relative input commands, ...), but also has been said that this will be upgraded in the next summer release. We have a big expectation about this, and we will wait until the new release before complain.
And please, editable symbols in schematic editor, specially for MCU and other programable logic.
Well this must be in feature request, but we are working hard with Diptrace, and wish this kind of improvements make all more productive.
Feel free to edit or move the post if it exceeds of the scope of the initial post.
We are making a list of feature requests that will be posted in the near future, and suppose that some of them will be covered yet in the next release.
Thanks in advance.