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by Tomg
21 Jun 2021, 08:27
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: Courtyard filled drawing object bug
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Courtyard filled drawing object bug

To restrict component placement from a specified area on the PCB requires the placement of an independent Courtyard drawing object. As expected, the empty version (outline only) of the Courtyard drawing object triggers DRC errors when components touch its boundary lines, but it does not detect any c...
by Tomg
19 Jun 2021, 08:22
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Add option for Keepout DRC for Components
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: Add option for Keepout DRC for Components

Until the DipTrace developers add that option, there is a workaround you could try using that might help automatically detect component intrusions ( v4.1.3.0 ). Place a solid Courtyard drawing object the same size and shape on top of the Route Keepout object. For some unknown reason the solid courty...
by Tomg
17 Jun 2021, 20:55
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: 2 copper pours in my project
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: 2 copper pours in my project

..."Current Signal / Plane Layer" I can't find this in any of my menus... Hover your mouse cursor (without clicking) over the drop-list highlighted below to see its name... cspl.png ...Unfortunately the connect to net selection does not show a GND, just nets 0 - 9! Going back to the schematic and l...
by Tomg
12 Jun 2021, 08:22
Forum: DipTrace News and Events
Topic: DipTrace 4.1 release
Replies: 44
Views: 11319

Re: DipTrace 4.1 release

You can access it from the DipTrace home page. In the top menu move your mouse over "[Company]" and when its submenu appears click on "[News]". Here's the direct link - https://diptrace.com/diptrace-software/whats-new/
by Tomg
08 Jun 2021, 07:36
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Selecting a component under another component..
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Selecting a component under another component..

Keep left-clicking on the desired component until it is selected/highlighted.
by Tomg
07 Jun 2021, 16:42
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Shorted Pins
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: Shorted Pins

It would be helpful to have the ability to right-click on an error in the error report and enable/disable an option called something like " [x]Ignore " in the pop-up context menu. If " [x]Ignore " is enabled by the user, that particular error text should then turn a different color (or perhaps be gr...
by Tomg
04 Jun 2021, 14:55
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Vendor complaining about silk over pad
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: Vendor complaining about silk over pad

...Is there a way in Diptrace to set a DRC for this? So I can automate this error in the future?... You may need to do a little calculating, but yes. The related setting can be found in the Design Rules dialog window under the [Options] tab... s2p.png ...Is this standard in the industry? Or does th...
by Tomg
04 Jun 2021, 13:39
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Via To Via DRC
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Via To Via DRC

If I'm interpreting the help file correctly, one cause of the problem could be a "class-to-class" clearance setting issue. DipTrace states "...class-to-class clearances have higher priority than regular net class clearances...". You might want to check that out just to be sure...
c2c.png
by Tomg
31 May 2021, 12:02
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: 2 copper pours in my project
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: 2 copper pours in my project

...How can I go back into the project and delete the top pour...
Set the "Current Signal / Plane Layer" to the layer where your copper pour resides, right-click on the edge/border of the copper pour and select "Delete" in the context menu...
dcp.png
by Tomg
31 May 2021, 08:44
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: 2 copper pours in my project
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: 2 copper pours in my project

...Is there a way to connect the pour to the ground other than soldering a wire in the finished product?... Yes. Set the " Current Signal / Plane Layer " to the layer where your copper pour resides, right-click on the edge/border of the copper pour and select " Properties... " in the context menu t...