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by Tomg
12 Apr 2021, 22:03
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Top side Jumper wire - DRC Connection Error
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: Top side Jumper wire - DRC Connection Error

I'm just guessing here, but perhaps that represents the plating inside the hole?
by Tomg
11 Apr 2021, 21:48
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Top side Jumper wire - DRC Connection Error
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: Top side Jumper wire - DRC Connection Error

Hi Elliot, What kind of copper is still on the Top layer? Vias? I posted related questions to the developers in the " Other questions and issues " section ( https://diptrace.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=13987 [/b]) showing a test setup with various results. KevinA recommended that DipTrace impleme...
by Tomg
11 Apr 2021, 13:38
Forum: Other questions and issues
Topic: jumper issues/questions
Replies: 1
Views: 68

jumper issues/questions

Test procedure... 1) In the PCB Layout editor create a two-layer PCB and place a through-hole resistor ( R1 ) on the Top layer. 2) Route a trace on the Bottom layer between R1 's two pads such that it runs out from underneath R1 before returning. Create a new segment in the middle of the trace and t...
by Tomg
10 Apr 2021, 13:22
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Top side Jumper wire - DRC Connection Error
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: Top side Jumper wire - DRC Connection Error

1) Put all of the pad rings back to normal. 2) In the main menu choose " Route " > " Layer Setup... " to bring up the Layers dialog window. 3) In the Layers dialog window click on the [Signal/Plane] tab, select/highlight the " Top " layer, set its Layer Type to " Plane ", set Plated Holes to " Fixe...
by Tomg
07 Apr 2021, 10:33
Forum: Making Libraries in DipTrace
Topic: Where are the patterns stored
Replies: 4
Views: 991

Re: Where are the patterns stored

Sometimes I sleep, but not always. This is my attempt at keeping what's left of my semi-ancient brain in reasonable working order.
by Tomg
07 Apr 2021, 10:17
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: Component with internal net
Replies: 1
Views: 158

Re: Component with internal net

In the Component Editor create a three-part component. Here's an example of what that might look like... 123.png I wouldn't worry about a "virtual net" as I believe it won't matter when dropping each part into the schematic. The only pins needed are for the " throws ". Since there are no external co...
by Tomg
04 Apr 2021, 15:07
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: Net Classes
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: Net Classes

Just for fun, once you have saved your PCB with all of those new net classes you worked so hard to develop go back to the Schematic Editor and in the main menu choose Objects > Net Classes... to view the schematic's settings. There's a good chance those settings will be different from the PCB's so t...
by Tomg
04 Apr 2021, 14:44
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Are plane layers automatically poured?
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: Are plane layers automatically poured?

It is my understanding that you must create the copper pour yourself. I'm probably totally wrong on this, but that has never stopped me from dispensing "advice" in the past. I believe the Plane layer comes with certain properties such as round vias/pads regardless of their shapes on signal layers, p...
by Tomg
02 Apr 2021, 09:00
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: Unmerge nets
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Re: Unmerge nets

1) Right-click on the wire connecting SB2(1,2,3) to the +3.3V net port and select " Properties... " in the context menu to bring up the Net Properties dialog window. 2) In the Net Properties dialog window disable (uncheck) the top three options, set Apply To: " Selected Nets " and click on " OK ". ...
by Tomg
01 Apr 2021, 23:16
Forum: Shared Projects and Ideas
Topic: DXF to copper pour conversion
Replies: 0
Views: 145

DXF to copper pour conversion

If anyone is interested, here is a convoluted workaround to convert a DXF file into a fully-functional copper pour. This is a long and involved process, but so far it seems to be working. Let me know if you find any errors. Make sure to have a backup copy of your DipTrace board file before starting....