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by Alex
Yesterday, 04:17
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: PCB Layout frequently freezes
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Re: PCB Layout frequently freezes

If PCB Layout freezes in other than autorouter mode you can try the following: 1. Restart program or reboot machine. 2. Change graphics mode ( View -> Graphics Mode). 3. For complex board, disable real time DRC if enabled ( Verification -> Design Rules). 4. If the freezes happen with specific PCB fi...
by Alex
20 Feb 2024, 22:30
Forum: Making Libraries in DipTrace
Topic: Export/Import Library and Excel
Replies: 3
Views: 4930

Re: Export/Import Library and Excel

I work in DipTrace many years but still don't know how to export DipTrace library to Excel. But users can do it. Just curious, what did you do and how? And what do you need? Maybe there is other way to solve the task without using Excel.
by Alex
20 Feb 2024, 09:12
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: PCB Layout frequently freezes
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Re: PCB Layout frequently freezes

Please clarify, does PCB Layout freeze during or after autorouting? During autorouting, CPU has high load and the program lags some. It's normal behavior until autorouter completes its work.
by Alex
18 Feb 2024, 20:19
Forum: Other questions and issues
Topic: installed diptrace on new pc, can't find my libraries
Replies: 1
Views: 254

Re: installed diptrace on new pc, can't find my libraries

You can open "Library -> Library Setup", select "User Components" or "User Patterns" group and add library or folder.
by Alex
09 Feb 2024, 02:06
Forum: Making Libraries in DipTrace
Topic: imported ASC file.... where are the footprints?
Replies: 3
Views: 1081

Re: imported ASC file.... where are the footprints?

Flux wrote: 07 Feb 2024, 05:30 I have the same question with the 4.3.0.5 version. In pattern editor there is not an "Insert from Component" option.
Use "Pattern -> Insert from Another Library" in version 4.3.0.5.
by Alex
09 Feb 2024, 02:03
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: How to get mask over copper when used as heat sink
Replies: 1
Views: 188

Re: How to get mask over copper when used as heat sink

I suppose you created the 12 x 11 mm filled rectangle on top mask layer. Then open "Mask/Paste Settings" and change top solder mask option for the pad to tented. That will disable auto-generated solder mask shape (25.4 x 25.4 mm + swell) and the only custom rectangle remains.
by Alex
05 Feb 2024, 09:59
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Add planar inductor tool to Pattern Editor
Replies: 2
Views: 631

Re: Add planar inductor tool to Pattern Editor

You can add the planar antenna to new or existing library from PCB Layout. The result is the same as if the antenna was made in Pattern Editor.
by Alex
01 Feb 2024, 09:35
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: DipTrace Resistor
Replies: 1
Views: 369

Re: DipTrace Resistor

You can create pattern for this resistor in DipTrace. Open "View -> Customize Grid" in Pattern Editor and create custom grid size. Avoid silkscreen for such tiny pattern. After you design PCB, you can export Pick and Place file from PCB Layout. Send the file along with other manufacturing ...
by Alex
30 Jan 2024, 10:56
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: 'Extent' of PCB heat sink pattern in layout editor
Replies: 3
Views: 600

Re: 'Extent' of PCB heat sink pattern in layout editor

Please turn on all layers including all non-signal layers and check whether there are shapes, dimensions or something else you put by accident in Pattern Editor.
by Alex
30 Jan 2024, 10:50
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: Ratlines colour is not remembered?
Replies: 1
Views: 1287

Re: Ratlines colour is not remembered?

The color of ratlines is memorized for me.
Color settings are memorized in the registry when you close the program. But it doesn't happen in case of running the program with limited rights or incorrect closing the program.