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by Tomg
Yesterday, 16:09
Forum: Basic Schematic and PCB Design
Topic: Copper Plane short between +3.3V and GND
Replies: 3
Views: 36

Re: Copper Plane short between +3.3V and GND

1) Layer 3 's copper pour is incorrecctly connected to " GND ". Connect it instead to " +3.3V ". 2) Your mounting pads are still force-connected to all copper pours. Do not allow that to happen. As previously instructed, change the thermal settings of the four mounting pads located in the four corn...
by Tomg
02 Mar 2021, 15:54
Forum: Basic Schematic and PCB Design
Topic: Copper Layer Order
Replies: 11
Views: 194

Re: Copper Layer Order

Post your updated PCB file here and I'll take a look at it.
by Tomg
01 Mar 2021, 22:27
Forum: Basic Schematic and PCB Design
Topic: Copper Layer Order
Replies: 11
Views: 194

Re: Copper Layer Order

1) Set Layer Display Mode to " Current Only " (main menu: View > Layer Display > Current Only ). 2) Update all copper pours. 3) Run the DRC verification test. 4) Cycle through each layer individually using keys 1 , 2 , 3 and 4 while looking for any tell-tale red circles showing the location of erro...
by Tomg
28 Feb 2021, 14:16
Forum: Basic Schematic and PCB Design
Topic: Copper Layer Order
Replies: 11
Views: 194

Re: Copper Layer Order

The Top layer's type is " Plane ". This prevents the autorouter from doing anything there. Under the [Signal/Plane] tab of the Layers dialog window (main menu: Route > Layer Setup... ), change the "Signal 1" Layer Type: to " Signal ", the "GND" Layer Type: to " Plane " and click on the [Close] butto...
by Tomg
27 Feb 2021, 12:48
Forum: Basic Schematic and PCB Design
Topic: Copper Layer Order
Replies: 11
Views: 194

Re: Copper Layer Order

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by Tomg
26 Feb 2021, 23:37
Forum: Basic Schematic and PCB Design
Topic: Copper Layer Order
Replies: 11
Views: 194

Re: Copper Layer Order

1) Make the " Signal 1 " layer the working layer, select/highlight all of its traces, right-click on one of those selected/highlighted traces, choose " Trace Layer " in the context menu and then choose " GND " in the flyout menu. This will move those traces up to the " GND " layer. 2) Make the " GN...
by Tomg
26 Feb 2021, 08:48
Forum: Other questions and issues
Topic: Stand-alone router?
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: Stand-alone router?

I've never used it, but there does appear to be a path...
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Give it a try in the "Trial" version to see if it works for you.
by Tomg
25 Feb 2021, 16:50
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Bottom paste
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: Bottom paste

Do you get the same results when you load a new instance of the component into the PCB directly from the library?
by Tomg
25 Feb 2021, 12:27
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Bottom paste
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: Bottom paste

See the last post in this thread - viewtopic.php?f=4&t=11935
by Tomg
25 Feb 2021, 08:41
Forum: Other questions and issues
Topic: Copper Pour does not connect to board connectors as seen on rat nest
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: Copper Pour does not connect to board connectors as seen on rat nest

There is more than one problem on this board. 1) While working on the +3.3V layer I discovered two copper pours occupying the same space. Delete the redundant GND pour on that layer. 2) Continuing to work on the +3.3V layer, right-click on the outline/edge of the remaining copper pour and select " P...