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by allenpitts
03 Oct 2022, 20:41
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: This files is blocked from changes
Replies: 2
Views: 1199

Re: This files is blocked from changes

Hello Alex and the DipTrace forum, Thanks for your excellent answer. Both of the posts were read. The post that has the URL viewtopic.php?p=31219#p31219 cites two cases 1. file that already opened by another user 2. if the file was closed incorrectly. In the second case, you can release the file if ...
by allenpitts
01 Oct 2022, 16:11
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: This files is blocked from changes
Replies: 2
Views: 1199

This files is blocked from changes

Hello DipTrace Forum, Recently when a .dip file is opened to make updates a dialogue box opens which says: ''This file is blocked from changes by Allen Pitts desktop 4352sK5 (10/01/2022 9:53:15 AM) Please enter another filename.' But obviously I am Allen Pitts and changing the file name means the ch...
by allenpitts
29 Sep 2022, 16:52
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: RS-274x
Replies: 2
Views: 1214

Re: RS-274x

Hello farley and the DipTrace3 forum, farley's excellent info is appreciated. Apparently, the complaint about submitting the Gerbers in a format not RS-274x compliant came from an uninformed salesperson. The first-rate knowledge concerning extended and standard Gerber is constructive. Thanks. Allen ...
by allenpitts
28 Sep 2022, 07:45
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Schematic to PCB 220923
Replies: 5
Views: 1488

Re: Schematic to PCB 220923

Hello Tomg and the DipTrace Forum, 'Has the new component been inserted into the original library in place of the original yet?' Question One Not sure where the new component exists and where the original (I assume original component.) is for the replacement to be made. The only structured informati...
by allenpitts
27 Sep 2022, 14:57
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Schematic to PCB 220923
Replies: 5
Views: 1488

Re: Schematic to PCB 220923

Hello Tomg and the DipTrace Forum, The info on connecting Patterns to Components is very much appreciated. Trying not to make the Forum my personal tutor. Have just about memorized the tutorial found at https://diptrace.com/books/tutorial.pdf This tutorial is great but it sort of jumps into details ...
by allenpitts
27 Sep 2022, 11:13
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: RS-274x
Replies: 2
Views: 1214

RS-274x

Hello DipTrace Forum, A PCB manufacturer is asking for files in RS-274X format. Using Diptrace version 4.1.1.0, when the Export option is chosen from the File menu the options available are: DipTrace ASCII DXF Gerber Gerber X2 N/C Drill ODB++ IPC-D-356A OrCAD TAP Drill Bill of Materials Pick and Pac...
by allenpitts
23 Sep 2022, 14:36
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Schematic to PCB 220923
Replies: 5
Views: 1488

Schematic to PCB 220923

Hello DipTrace Forum, Have created dozens of PCB using the PCB Layout tool but have not created a PCB by converting a schematic to a PCB. Have drawn a schematic attached herewith. When, in the File menu, the Convert to PCB option is clicked DipTrace returns: "Components B1 and VO1 don't have pattern...
by allenpitts
23 Sep 2022, 14:25
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Copper pour spoke infill 220922
Replies: 4
Views: 1273

Re: Copper pour spoke infill 220922

Hello Tomg,

The instructions worked well.
Thanks.
Allen Pitts
by allenpitts
22 Sep 2022, 12:09
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Copper pour spoke infill 220922
Replies: 4
Views: 1273

Re: Copper pour spoke infill 220922

PSS Have also discovered (I think how to add shapes to the copper pour at the ground plane. But the consultant is requesting that some areas of the ground copper pour be removed. Is there a way of removing areas of a copper pour?
Thanks.
Allen Pitts
by allenpitts
22 Sep 2022, 11:59
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Copper pour spoke infill 220922
Replies: 4
Views: 1273

Re: Copper pour spoke infill 220922

PS. One of the forum posts found suggested drawing shapes to infill spoked pads to connect to a copper pour. And the PCB Layout Help notes that one can Place shapes on silk, assembly, component outline, courtyard, mask, paste, board outline, copper (Signal and Plane), Route Keepout, Placement Keepou...