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by farley
08 Sep 2020, 08:59
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: Copper pour thermals disregard clearance
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Copper pour thermals disregard clearance

What I usually do in cases like this is to right click on the pad and in "Thermal Settings" select 45degs for the spokes.
by farley
08 Jul 2020, 18:43
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Stopping the router from running tracks under an IC ?
Replies: 2
Views: 411

Re: Stopping the router from running tracks under an IC ?

From the drawing tools icon in the menu bar select a shape. I selected "Filled Rectangle" for this example. FILLED_RECT.jpg Draw the shape on the PCB where it needs to be. DRAW_RECT.jpg Right click on the shape and select "Properties" from the context menu. In the "Type:" drop down select "Route Ke...
by farley
20 Jun 2020, 12:01
Forum: Other questions and issues
Topic: Partial copper fill with setback from board edge?
Replies: 2
Views: 563

Re: Partial copper fill with setback from board edge?

Place a route keepout over the area to exclude from the copper pour. I haven't found another method so far.
COPPER_POUR.jpg
by farley
14 Jun 2020, 07:17
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Free moving component characters
Replies: 5
Views: 801

Re: Free moving component characters

Typically, neither of those items are included on the PCB or Schematic
To clarify, the manufacturer's part numbers for active devices and semiconductors are nearly always shown on the schematic. I should have limited that statement to the PCB layout.
by farley
13 Jun 2020, 18:34
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Free moving component characters
Replies: 5
Views: 801

Re: Free moving component characters

Is there a way I can freely move a component's characters: particularly part number and part type? In both the PCB Layout and Schematic editors pressing F10 allows movement of component markings. Pressing the 'R' key while holding down the left mouse button will rotate the selected marking. However...
by farley
01 Feb 2020, 17:27
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: New versus old tecnhiques
Replies: 3
Views: 2521

Re: New versus old tecnhiques

That technique was not uncommon in the days of acetate and tape. I remember seeing quite a few boards similar to what is shown. I would think it is possible in DipTrace using either copper pours or shapes. If shapes are used they will be direct connections only and will not honor thermal spoke setti...
by farley
11 Dec 2019, 15:29
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: Component layout styles?
Replies: 1
Views: 2002

Re: Component layout styles?

Schematic symbols should ideally reflect the function of the represented device. This article is a decent starting point: https://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/anablog/4457641/Make-schematic-symbols-understandable There are probably other, and better, tutorials on the subject. In addition to using m...
by farley
21 Oct 2019, 18:04
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Dimensions
Replies: 2
Views: 1661

Re: Dimensions

More control over dimension placement would be helpful.
If you're not aware of this, hovering over the dimension line changes its color to red. Left click while hovering will allow the dimension line to be moved either up-down or left-right.
by farley
26 Jun 2019, 19:00
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Route-Keepout Not Working V3.3.1.3
Replies: 5
Views: 1609

Re: Route-Keepout Not Working V3.3.1.3

You're not doing anything wrong. Route keepout shapes are used during trace routing to keep pours and traces away from areas the layout designer designates. They are not part of the manufacturing output.
by farley
29 May 2019, 15:02
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: Copper Pour Pad Connections Ignored in Mouseover Gui Color Coding
Replies: 2
Views: 1403

Re: Copper Pour Pad Connections Ignored in Mouseover Gui Color Coding

On my DipTrace installation:
Hovering over any pad, whether connected to a plane or trace, or unrouted, will show all the other pads on that same net as red.
Hovering over a trace will show connected traces and pads in cyan.
Hovering over a pour does not highlight any pads.