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by Tomg
20 Sep 2020, 11:30
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: assigned text changes position (schematic/replace)
Replies: 1
Views: 98

assigned text changes position (schematic/replace)

1) Create a custom component (e.g. a capacitor) using assigned text for RefDes ( Show > RefDes ) and Value ( Show > Value ). 2) Enter a prefix in the RefDes field (e.g. " C "), enter a value in the Value field (e.g. " 1uF ") and resave the custom component library. 3) Place a single instance of the...
by Tomg
19 Sep 2020, 17:41
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: Batch component replace
Replies: 1
Views: 91

Re: Batch component replace

1) In the Schematic Editor right-click on one of the capacitors to be replaced (not its pins) and select " Replace Part... " in the context menu to bring up the Replace Part dialog window. 2) In the Replace Part dialog window find and select/highlight the new component, set Apply to: Similar Name C...
by Tomg
17 Sep 2020, 07:38
Forum: Making Libraries in DipTrace
Topic: Creating component with many unused pins
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Re: Creating component with many unused pins

1) Split the component into two parts. 2) Put all but one of the "common" and all other unwanted pins on part #2 . 3) Make sure that all of the necessary pins, including the remaining "common" pin, are in part #1 . 4) Internally connect all of the "common" pins that should be connected to each othe...
by Tomg
17 Sep 2020, 07:18
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Relay library
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: Relay library

In version v4.0.0.5, generic relays can be found in the "Objects Symbols" and "Objects Symbols EIC" libraries. As for manufacturer-specific relays, I wasn't able to find any.
by Tomg
16 Sep 2020, 12:09
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: circular pattern centering bug
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: circular pattern centering bug

If anyone is interested, the workaround is to start with four pads, center the pattern and then change the number of pads to the desired odd number without re-centering the pattern again.
by Tomg
15 Sep 2020, 16:15
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Curved text?
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Curved text?

* Use a vector drawing program that will allow you to put down text in an arc and export the drawing to a DXF file, then import that DXF file into the Silk Layer of the PCB layout. * Use Microsoft Word's " WordArt " feature to draw an arc of text, somehow save it as a JPG or PNG file (screen capture...
by Tomg
14 Sep 2020, 11:14
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: placing components around a circle
Replies: 4
Views: 193

Re: placing components around a circle

Here's another method that might be a little easier to wrap the mind around... Create a circular template using the Pattern Editor 1) Open a custom library, add a new blank pattern, name it " circle-5 " and left-click on its name in the list to make sure it is active in the Design Area . 2) In the S...
by Tomg
14 Sep 2020, 05:07
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: circular pattern centering bug
Replies: 3
Views: 192

circular pattern centering bug

When creating a circular pattern in the Pattern Editor (v4.0.0.5 ), centering a pattern ( Edit > Center Pattern ) with an even number of pads works as expected. However, attempting to center a pattern ( Edit > Center Pattern ) with an odd number of pads results in a small offset along the X axis... ...
by Tomg
13 Sep 2020, 18:07
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: placing components around a circle
Replies: 4
Views: 193

Re: placing components around a circle

The following procedure looks more involved than it really is, but it should do the trick... * Placing the first connector 1) Think about an imaginary circle along whose circumference you would like to place the centers of all of your connectors. 2) Place a connector such that its center is on the c...
by Tomg
13 Sep 2020, 08:15
Forum: PCB Manufacturing Questions
Topic: Timer IC555 Size Issue
Replies: 1
Views: 258

Re: Timer IC555 Size Issue

Who is the manufacturer and what is their part number for your 555 chip? One way to find the correct footprint would be to peruse the datasheet for your particular component and locate the closest match in the standard DipTrace libraries. The best way would be to reference the datasheet, confirm all...