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by Qrper
29 Apr 2020, 14:29
Forum: Making Libraries in DipTrace
Topic: rectangular cut out in pattern editor
Replies: 3
Views: 844

Re: rectangular cut out in pattern editor

Kinda.... I can do that to the pads, but I can't do that to the mounting holes
the part I am working on has rectangular mounting posts that go into a matching rectangular slot in the pcb

I've been doing pads, but when I want to change one, they all change.
by Qrper
29 Apr 2020, 10:59
Forum: Making Libraries in DipTrace
Topic: rectangular cut out in pattern editor
Replies: 3
Views: 844

rectangular cut out in pattern editor

Gang... perhaps I'm simply not seeing this. Problem. I want to creates a footprint that has square cutouts instead of round. In other words the pads need to be rectangular and not round. Is there a way to do this? What I've done in the past was to simply make the holes large enough to fit the rectan...
by Qrper
08 Feb 2020, 12:13
Forum: Basic Schematic and PCB Design
Topic: what did I do wrong? Only one section of op amp shows up
Replies: 2
Views: 3572

Re: what did I do wrong? Only one section of op amp shows up

Thanks.... What bugs me is this just happened. I've been using DIPTRACE for a several years and it worked fine with the multi-gate ICs, the yesterday, WHOA! only one section. Same computer, no upgrades, just the same and then things change... Don't you love computer?

thanks again
mike
by Qrper
07 Feb 2020, 17:27
Forum: Basic Schematic and PCB Design
Topic: what did I do wrong? Only one section of op amp shows up
Replies: 2
Views: 3572

what did I do wrong? Only one section of op amp shows up

gang... I don't know what happened, but if I try and add a part, lets says a simple dual op amp like a lm358, I only see one of the amps and the vcc/gnd pins. What happened to the other amp? if I add a lm324 with four amp ops, I only see one and can't add the other three what did i do wrong? Mike
by Qrper
08 Dec 2018, 18:45
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: SMD won't change sides
Replies: 1
Views: 1838

SMD won't change sides

Gang...

I have a few smd parts that need to go onto the bottom side of the pcb.
Right click the part DOES NOT bring up the submenu with the option to change sides.
if I right click a through hole part, I have that option
/
what's wrong?

Mike
by Qrper
17 Nov 2018, 19:01
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Logo on bottom copper prints backwards
Replies: 3
Views: 1735

Re: Logo on bottom copper prints backwards

It appears that I'll have to fix the problem before I put the logo on the pcb.

an interesting problem
by Qrper
14 Nov 2018, 16:00
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Logo on bottom copper prints backwards
Replies: 3
Views: 1735

Logo on bottom copper prints backwards

Gang,. I placed a small logo on the back (bottom) foil and when I look at the gerber for the bottom, the logo is right reading. 3D shows the logo right reading too. if I place text on bottom foil it reads backwards like it should, but the logo looks the same on either top or bottom foils. any ideas?...
by Qrper
20 Feb 2018, 21:52
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Am I doing something wrong? trace hightlights
Replies: 2
Views: 1363

Re: Am I doing something wrong? trace hightlights

Thanks, tom, I'll give that a try.

It's a real pisser when you're trying to find a problem and you can't keep the net highlighted

mike
by Qrper
19 Feb 2018, 17:54
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Am I doing something wrong? trace hightlights
Replies: 2
Views: 1363

Am I doing something wrong? trace hightlights

Gang, I have a rather complex pcb and when I click on let's say net 89 from the design manager, it lights up. Good! however as soon as I click or move the mouse to the layout panel, the net goes dark (The highlight is no longer there) like the rest of them. Is there a way to highlight a net and keep...
by Qrper
10 Feb 2018, 17:28
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: copper pour and large pads
Replies: 2
Views: 1346

Re: copper pour and large pads

thanks, I'll check that.

playing around last night i believe the problem is in my lug pattern

mike