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by Exality
01 Jul 2020, 16:50
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: SC-70 patterns named SOT23
Replies: 2
Views: 542

SC-70 patterns named SOT23

When I set a pattern filter in the Component Editor for "SC-70" I get a total of 9 hits, all of which have "SOT23" at the start of their names. The pattern dimensions seem to be correct, but SOT23 is the wrong name. SOT23 is a bigger footprint, with e.g. 0.95 mm lead pitch instead of the 0.65 of the...
by Exality
17 Jun 2020, 16:56
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: Back annotation defaults marking locations
Replies: 4
Views: 1126

Re: Back annotation defaults marking locations

This problem doesn't happen all the time, but when it does it's a mess. I'm working on just a single sheet schematic right now, and it takes 15-20 minutes to restore the marking locations and orientations when they get clobbered. I pity someone with a big project. I hope you can fix this and issue a...
by Exality
17 Jun 2020, 13:44
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: Text color black issue
Replies: 1
Views: 797

Re: Text color black issue

This is a problem for me also.

Printing text is also a problem in 4.0.0.2. With the default text font color of Silver, it looks fine on a black screen background but the print is barely readable. It seems like there ought to be a "text" option in View / Colors / Print Colors, but there isn't.
by Exality
16 Jun 2020, 12:53
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Remember window sizes & positions
Replies: 1
Views: 434

Remember window sizes & positions

It's really annoying to have to resize and position the schematic, layout, component editor, and pattern editor windows every time I start DipTrace. It's a simple thing to remember the last window position & size and I'd sure like to see that.
by Exality
12 Jun 2020, 11:35
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Interpreting new IPC pattern names
Replies: 4
Views: 770

Re: Interpreting new IPC pattern names

Thanks, I will try that.
by Exality
11 Jun 2020, 11:12
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Interpreting new IPC pattern names
Replies: 4
Views: 770

Re: Interpreting new IPC pattern names

Thank you, Serg. You can search for the manufacturer's package name (the Unique Name) too, which is also nice. Why do the IPC names contain the lead dimensions rather than the pad size, though? Manufacturers give suggested patterns for their parts, not based on lead dimensions, so you can't find a p...
by Exality
10 Jun 2020, 12:15
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Interpreting new IPC pattern names
Replies: 4
Views: 770

Interpreting new IPC pattern names

The new IPC pattern names and generator in 4.0 is nice to see and looks like a good standardization. When I look at pattern library names though, it's hard to find one that matches the component I'm creating. I can see what some of what the pattern name means, but not all. For example, SOP8P65_300X4...
by Exality
10 Jun 2020, 12:09
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: Back annotation defaults marking locations
Replies: 4
Views: 1126

Re: Back annotation defaults marking locations

Thanks, Alex. I'm not getting notifications of forum responses for some reason so I didn't see yours till now. I don't have before/after schematic or layout files right now but if I see the problem again I'll send them.
by Exality
05 Jun 2020, 11:55
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: Back annotation defaults marking locations
Replies: 4
Views: 1126

Back annotation defaults marking locations

I just did a back annotation in 4.0.0.2 yesterday, and all my careful placement and rotation of part markings in the schematic has been wiped out. Markings are restored to their default positions.
by Exality
03 Jun 2020, 14:11
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Board Outline gerber in 4.0?
Replies: 4
Views: 1029

Re: Board Outline gerber in 4.0?

Thanks for the suggestions folks. I'm all good now, but I'll remember the "Convert to Board Outline" for the future. That's a nice trick.