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by FalconFour
30 Dec 2020, 18:18
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Way to clip silk layers at board edge?
Replies: 2
Views: 3658

Re: Way to clip silk layers at board edge?

Eight years later, this still isn't a thing, it seems. It's really bugging me today, as I have a board I want to fab where one of the requirements is to not have data outside the board outline. I really shouldn't have to do this... DipTrace should be smart enough to crop the silkscreen outside the o...
by FalconFour
01 Jul 2020, 16:40
Forum: Making Libraries in DipTrace
Topic: Pattern editor has no "Graphics Mode" setting, so "3D Model" is glacially slow
Replies: 2
Views: 1061

Re: Pattern editor has no "Graphics Mode" setting, so "3D Model" is glacially slow

Huh - funny thing. I rebooted the computer and updated, and maybe closing PCB Editor down is what saved the preferences that were inherited into Pattern Editor next time around. Now it's working smoothly in Pattern Editor as well. Guess you're right - it inherits the Graphics Mode setting from PCB E...
by FalconFour
01 Jul 2020, 13:26
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: Selecting multiple items based on their properties
Replies: 9
Views: 5428

Re: Selecting multiple items based on their properties

Third! When making a new design and it comes time to construct a BOM (by filling in details), I have a lot of parts with no MFPNs, only specs - specifically, SMD resistors of all the same value/style. So I've got a list of 10pcs of 10k 0603 resistors... I find a part I want to use for it... but I ha...
by FalconFour
30 Jun 2020, 20:51
Forum: Making Libraries in DipTrace
Topic: Pattern editor has no "Graphics Mode" setting, so "3D Model" is glacially slow
Replies: 2
Views: 1061

Pattern editor has no "Graphics Mode" setting, so "3D Model" is glacially slow

Take this object... https://www.te.com/commerce/DocumentDelivery/DDEController?Action=showdoc&DocId=Customer+View+Model%7FCVM_DTM1312PA12PBR008%7FC%7F3d_stp.zip%7FEnglish%7FENG_CVM_CVM_DTM1312PA12PBR008_C.3d_stp.zip%7FDTM1312PA12PBR008 Open any pattern... Go to 3D Model page of Pattern editor... Pic...
by FalconFour
03 Mar 2020, 22:59
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Eagle import error - "number of layers in the manufacturing rules..."
Replies: 4
Views: 2384

Re: Eagle import error - "number of layers in the manufacturing rules..."

That worked, thanks! Well, it worked partially, at least. It imported 16 individual copper layers, though, and melds the silk and copper together on the 16th (bottom) layer, with 14 in-between layers just containing vias. I can't make out how you came up with that formula or determined there are 16 ...
by FalconFour
02 Mar 2020, 15:03
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Eagle import error - "number of layers in the manufacturing rules..."
Replies: 4
Views: 2384

Re: Eagle import error - "number of layers in the manufacturing rules..."

That doesn't help. It gives the same error with that obscure formula keyed in - both directly into the file via Notepad++, or via Eagle. I tried that, along with everything else I could find, long before posting here. Actually more than a little bristled that you say it so confidently, "the answer",...
by FalconFour
01 Mar 2020, 23:15
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Eagle import error - "number of layers in the manufacturing rules..."
Replies: 4
Views: 2384

Eagle import error - "number of layers in the manufacturing rules..."

Hi! Try taking this file from Adafruit: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/adafruit/Adafruit-ESP32-HUZZAH-Breakout-PCB/master/Adafruit%20ESP32%20Huzzah%20Breakout.brd Try importing it. Starting with the error about " The number of layers in the manufacturing rules does not match the number of layers ...
by FalconFour
28 Jan 2020, 03:51
Forum: Forum Suggestions and Feature Requests
Topic: Net ports
Replies: 3
Views: 19912

Re: Net ports

+1. Net ports are confusing and broken as heck. I came here Googling this specific problem. I'm finding most of my frustration with Diptrace currently centered around how to take a segment and join it to another one, where wires are "hidden" for a specific connection - and Schematic editor doesn't a...
by FalconFour
22 Nov 2019, 13:20
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Prevent Pattern's mounting holes from being plated
Replies: 2
Views: 1847

Re: Prevent Pattern's mounting holes from being plated

Odd, I was working on constructing a test/demo case here, and I found it wasn't actually the copper layer that was being messed-with. Of course that's not a solution because I don't know how fabs could accept two files. They only accept one drill file, and they classify "plated" as if there's copper...
by FalconFour
21 Nov 2019, 18:18
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Prevent Pattern's mounting holes from being plated
Replies: 2
Views: 1847

Prevent Pattern's mounting holes from being plated

If I put a Mounting Hole (with the Mounting Hole tool) in a Pattern, like so... (oh, right, it's 2003 and this forum doesn't support posting inline images :) ) Erm, okay, so we're going to be writing blind, then. Just trust me on this one. If I place a Mounting Hole in a pattern, it comes out plated...