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by MarkF
17 Jul 2020, 22:45
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Through hole IC silk screen
Replies: 1
Views: 223

Through hole IC silk screen

What's up with these 'new' DIP packages? The pin 1 indicator dot is inline with the pin! Now you can not increase the pad size without the silkscreen covering the pad. (U2 is an example) Is there a way to get the old patterns back without creating my own pattern library for all of them? DIP-packages...
by MarkF
15 Jul 2020, 11:42
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: 3D Models Not Drawn Properly in V4.0.0.4
Replies: 8
Views: 699

3D Models Not Drawn Properly in V4.0.0.4

Some 3D models are not drawn properly in version 4.0.0.4
The issue is that some of the model faces are not being drawn.
Model-View.png
by MarkF
24 Jun 2020, 11:30
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Rotating components Text Upside Down
Replies: 2
Views: 454

Re: Rotating components Text Upside Down

Yes positioning of PCB component text is very annoying now.
The work-around I have found is to use "Position" instead of the normal justification choices.
With the"Position" selection you can select the reference point and text rotation angle.
by MarkF
17 Jun 2020, 13:54
Forum: DipTrace News and Events
Topic: DipTrace 4.0 Release
Replies: 99
Views: 14837

Re: DipTrace 4.0 Release

I found a problem in the Schematic Editor when selecting to "show/hide" of the Part for the "Name".
The "show/hide" Part option for the "RefDes" controls BOTH the "RefDes" and the "Name".
by MarkF
04 Jun 2020, 14:27
Forum: DipTrace News and Events
Topic: DipTrace 4.0 Release
Replies: 99
Views: 14837

Re: DipTrace 4.0 Release

I asked this in previous versions and the question appears to have fallen through the cracks. Schematic Editor: When connecting "without" a wire, the font for the net name is very small. Is there a place to increase its size or can a property be added to allow font size change? See sample: font_q.png
by MarkF
29 May 2020, 22:47
Forum: DipTrace News and Events
Topic: DipTrace 4.0 Release
Replies: 99
Views: 14837

Re: DipTrace 4.0 Release

I have always used the DirectX graphics mode in versions 2 and 3 on two of my laptops and have never noticed it before. Used with Windows versions: XP, Win7 and Win10. The Windows GDI mode does not show this effect. All the wires are drawn the same width. Weird. Fixed this. In the next build D3D/Op...
by MarkF
29 May 2020, 19:06
Forum: DipTrace News and Events
Topic: DipTrace 4.0 Release
Replies: 99
Views: 14837

Re: DipTrace 4.0 Release

I have always used the DirectX graphics mode in versions 2 and 3 on two of my laptops and have never noticed it before.
Used with Windows versions: XP, Win7 and Win10.

The Windows GDI mode does not show this effect. All the wires are drawn the same width. Weird.
by MarkF
29 May 2020, 17:17
Forum: DipTrace News and Events
Topic: DipTrace 4.0 Release
Replies: 99
Views: 14837

Re: DipTrace 4.0 Release

The Schematic Editor graphics in version 4 appears to be a step backward from version 3. And I don't remember the inconsistencies in selecting text color (example: text Creation vs Edit). Wondering if they switched to using "Qt" for their cross-platform graphics... Complete rewrite? Didn't change a...
by MarkF
29 May 2020, 14:28
Forum: DipTrace News and Events
Topic: DipTrace 4.0 Release
Replies: 99
Views: 14837

Re: DipTrace 4.0 Release

I hate to complain. But: I'm guessing they want to see any glitches that user's are seeing, so I'd think the complaints are welcome if they're justified. Better to fix stuff like this as soon as possible in the release cycle. The Schematic Editor graphics in version 4 appears to be a step backward ...
by MarkF
29 May 2020, 13:44
Forum: DipTrace News and Events
Topic: DipTrace 4.0 Release
Replies: 99
Views: 14837

Re: DipTrace 4.0 Release

I have been playing around with the changes in v4.0.0.2 and the "print preview" is much better. Thanks for the PNG save option. I hate to complain. But: I'm having trouble with a "black" background in the Schematic editor and wanting "black" text for printing on "white" background on paper? If you s...