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by Tomg
Today, 13:26
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Back on the pcb saddle again
Replies: 1
Views: 36

Re: Back on the pcb saddle again

1) How do you split a trace at a specific point? I didn't find an option like "break trace" as I had used on other pcb programs. If you want to delete a portion of a trace move your mouse cursor over it at the desired point, add a node by pressing hotkey "n", right click on the side of the trace yo...
by Tomg
Yesterday, 22:30
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Component Editor smart text refresh
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: Component Editor smart text refresh

"...In schematic capture, if I were to select the component, the preview window actually matches with the library view. Strangely, if I place the component it will actually display the correct smart text value..." I've noticed that, too. It almost seems like the developers overlooked something when...
by Tomg
Yesterday, 12:13
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Component Editor smart text refresh
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Component Editor smart text refresh

I've noticed while updating one of my component libraries by adding some smart text to reflect the value of a resistor ( Show > Value ), the smart text will not reflect the value of its related component until some kind of manual change has been made to one of the component's main property fields. T...
by Tomg
03 Apr 2020, 20:43
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: PCB Terms
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Re: PCB Terms

Think of a via as a small, through-hole pad. There is a recommended minimum ring size which may vary between each board house. Standard vias go all the way through the PCB. Blind vias can start out on either the top or bottom layer and terminate on an internal layer without exiting the PCB on the op...
by Tomg
03 Apr 2020, 17:34
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: PCB Terms
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Re: PCB Terms

Annular Ring : https://www.protoexpress.com/pcb/learn-pcb/annular-ring-width/ Ratline: A temporary line in the PCB Layout editor that shows a net connection. It is not a trace. It is a guide to help the designer lay down a trace to connect two pads belonging to the same net. When the trace has been...
by Tomg
01 Apr 2020, 18:16
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Pad size
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: Pad size

Here's the current workaround for creating a through-hole pad with different size rings in the PCB Layout editor... 1) Place an SMD pad of the needed shape/size on the bottom side of the PCB a small distance away from the target through-hole pad. 2) Draw a ratline connecting the newly-placed SMD pad...
by Tomg
31 Mar 2020, 16:43
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Import custom graphics to silk
Replies: 12
Views: 357

Re: Import custom graphics to silk

For anyone who may be interested, here are a few observations which might help. I tried importing the DXF drawing into Alibre Design and this is what appeared... A.png Next, I imported the DXF drawing into the PCB Layout editor ( v4-Beta.2 ) without enabling the fill options and the result was the e...
by Tomg
26 Mar 2020, 09:26
Forum: DipTrace News and Events
Topic: DipTrace 4.0 beta
Replies: 101
Views: 10447

Re: DipTrace 4.0 beta

Looks good so far. Will the option also be available locally in addition to the global settings (e.g. right-click on an individual pad or trace for a different-from-global setting)?
by Tomg
24 Mar 2020, 10:33
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: v4 Beta.2 Pattern Editor 3D bug
Replies: 1
Views: 610

v4 Beta.2 Pattern Editor 3D bug

The v4 Beta.2 Pattern Editor's 3D Preview ignores an offset rectangular pad...
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by Tomg
22 Mar 2020, 15:22
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: Import PAD fails
Replies: 3
Views: 478

Re: Import PAD fails

Until Novarm finds a solution for the problem here is a zip folder containing DipTrace ASCII files of a crusty old v3 "PJ-028-SMT", a slightly more refined v4 "PJ-028-SMT" and a 3D model STEP file (I just happen to be working on updating my CUI pattern library for v4 )... PJ-028-SMT.zip Let me know ...