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by bird
02 Nov 2019, 03:50
Forum: Basic Schematic and PCB Design
Topic: pattern origin vs. pick and place (new user)
Replies: 6
Views: 16193

Re: pattern origin - pick and place - "How To" generate

Although this thread started long ago, the search of people brings them here again. So I got here for the same reason and the end of this thread left more confusion. I want to bring clarification for those who will come here again. DT must take into consideration the silk layers and copper layers, a...
by bird
12 Feb 2019, 14:17
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Reusing old layout in a new hierarchy - almost there!
Replies: 2
Views: 4467

Re: Reusing old layout in a new hierarchy - almost there!

Seems to me Diptrace team ignored this. I am not aware of any changes on this. It's a pity - this tool is so close to a fully reusable layout implementation, so little to be done and no interest :(
by bird
20 May 2018, 14:09
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: Property Popup window does not fit into the screen
Replies: 2
Views: 2484

Re: Property Popup window does not fit into the screen

That uploaded screenshot also shows another graphics related problem : top toolbar has double vertical size. Both problems show up in both monitors and irrelevant of the size of the main window (custom or a full screen). If I close and restart DT - both problems vanish ... until somehow starts again...
by bird
20 May 2018, 13:58
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: Property Popup window does not fit into the screen
Replies: 2
Views: 2484

Property Popup window does not fit into the screen

Environment : Windows 10 , DT v3.2.0.1 standard , I am using two monitors: one in laptop, another is external. Diptrace schematic main windows fits fine both in custom size and in fitting all the screen. The property popup window pops-up to the top with it's top area beyond the screen area. The resu...
by bird
08 Feb 2018, 15:43
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Copper Pour Clearances
Replies: 11
Views: 7123

Re: Copper Pour Clearances

At the moment, highest priority is applied for new copper pour because zero priority is set by default. But if we change priority order, designer will need to open properties of all adjacent copper pours to find highest priority number and set +1 for new copper pour. Designer does not have to open ...
by bird
07 Feb 2018, 10:00
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Copper Pour Clearances
Replies: 11
Views: 7123

Re: Copper Pour Clearances - consider the intuitive solution

I think fixing DT behavior towards the obvious meaning of the word "priority" will be the simplest and intuitive solution (after all DT is unique in PCB design market exactly for this same reason: it is indeed more intuitive than other tools) : 1. the highest priority pours are poured first (or just...
by bird
06 Feb 2018, 13:40
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Copper Pour Clearances
Replies: 11
Views: 7123

Re: Copper Pour Clearances

About the #3 behavior on the tartan' list above : the pours of the same priority left unchanged by DT showing the short connection - error. This makes sense because what could be the logic to give a preference to one or another if both have the same priority? Indeed DT should insist on the PCB devel...
by bird
06 Feb 2018, 13:21
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Copper Pour Clearances
Replies: 11
Views: 7123

Re: Copper Pour Clearances

Very useful demonstration - thank you. Shows how the highest priority pour is the "underdog" getting the remains of the allocated space on PCB.
Somebody who decided to coded it this way was at that moment very angry at his Boss ... revenge :)) I can understand, I experienced such moments too :)
by bird
02 Feb 2018, 11:27
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Copper Pour Clearances
Replies: 11
Views: 7123

Re: Copper Pour Clearances

So lower priority pours are the first to take space on the board and the higher priority pours take of whatever space remains between already allocated pours and traces? This indeed confirms what I observed - the clearance requirement of the higher priority pour is ignored in favor of the lower prio...
by bird
02 Feb 2018, 00:05
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Copper Pour Clearances
Replies: 11
Views: 7123

Re: Copper Pour Clearances

I am having the same problem all the time when making a pour. Priority '0' is the highest according to the manual. No matter how I play with clearances of the adjacent pours - the lowest clearance seem to always prevail. What is definite though that setting highest priority pour to a larger clearanc...