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by Alex
19 Jul 2021, 05:16
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: BOM issue with Layout
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: BOM issue with Layout

You can add in Schematic a component without attached pattern. In result, the component will be added to schematic's BOM but won't appear in PCB Layout because it doesn't have pattern.
by Alex
19 Jul 2021, 05:13
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Top Mask Layer
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: Top Mask Layer

We added displaying solder mask for pads in version 4.0. Solder mask layer became overcrowded and we decided it would be convenient to display solder mask in contours only if copper layer is turned on and display filled shapes if copper layer is turned off. The purpose is convenience. There is no wa...
by Alex
16 Jul 2021, 06:25
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: External Router Question
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: External Router Question

DipTrace supports any external autorouter with DSN/SES interface. Besides Electra and Specctra, PCB Layout should work with Freerouter and TopoR.
by Alex
16 Jul 2021, 06:23
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Top Mask Layer
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: Top Mask Layer

You will see filled shapes on top mask layer if you hide top layer. And vice versa, you will see contours when you show top layer again.
by Alex
15 Jul 2021, 03:41
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: Update Component in schematic capture
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: Update Component in schematic capture

I think the update feature works right. It doesn't wipe existing data in component properties in schematic if the same fields in component library are empty. But it updates fields from library if there is discrepancy between schematic and library.
by Alex
14 Jul 2021, 08:27
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: Update Component in schematic capture
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: Update Component in schematic capture

"Update from Library" from component submenu and "Update Component" in component properties keep all data in standard and additional fields. But "Replace Part" wipes custom data in all fields because the component is replaced completely. What function did you use?
by Alex
14 Jul 2021, 08:19
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: Screen Rendering
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: Screen Rendering

It looks like a problem with graphics on virtual machine, not DipTrace problem. You can try to install VirtualBox Extension Pack (https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads) for better support of hardware on your machine.
by Alex
14 Jul 2021, 08:06
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Rotate board for Pick and Place file
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: Rotate board for Pick and Place file

You can rotate whole board (select all, group selected and rotate) then export new P&P file.
by Alex
14 Jul 2021, 08:04
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: 3D Visualization stuck in loop while loading components
Replies: 4
Views: 208

Re: 3D Visualization stuck in loop while loading components

We found that loading VRML models doesn't work in the latest build of 64-bit version of DipTrace. We will fix it in the next build.
We replace VRML to STEP models in standard libraries but the software will continue supporting VRML models. So you can can keep VRML files if you need them.
by Alex
13 Jul 2021, 07:58
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: 3D visualization generates 0 byte step files from a valid layout
Replies: 10
Views: 1255

Re: 3D visualization generates 0 byte step files from a valid layout

I had the same issue with empty step file as described above, while 3D model was loading correctly in Diptrace. Now I updated to 4.1.3.1 release and the model gets into infinite loop while loading in Diptrace. It seems to choke on some component and starts over again, repeating forever. I have to e...