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by Exality
29 May 2020, 12:48
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Board Outline gerber in 4.0?
Replies: 4
Views: 1158

Re: Board Outline gerber in 4.0?

I think this was only a problem on the first board I tried, which was kind of an oddball. I'm seeing the board outline appear okay in other boards. I just re-created the outline in the oddball.
by Exality
29 May 2020, 12:27
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Board Outline gerber in 4.0?
Replies: 4
Views: 1158

Board Outline gerber in 4.0?

When I read a .dip file created in 3.x into 4.0 and do File / Export / Gerber, the Board Outline and Board layers are blank in Preview and when exported. Layers on the right column in the Layout app shows "Board Cutout", but I don't see anything about Board Outline other than Objects / Place Board O...
by Exality
10 Mar 2020, 15:49
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Panelize is duplicating text
Replies: 4
Views: 1725

Re: Panelize is duplicating text

Perfect -- thanks!
by Exality
09 Mar 2020, 17:57
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Panelize is duplicating text
Replies: 4
Views: 1725

Re: Panelize is duplicating text

This is not a very good solution. I still need to place single copies of text on the layout for things like dimensions, board origin crosshair, etc. So I still need a way to do this without the text getting panelized.
by Exality
09 Mar 2020, 17:18
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Panelize is duplicating text
Replies: 4
Views: 1725

Re: Panelize is duplicating text

Never mind, I think I figured this out. I need to create a custom title block to put my notes in. The title block doesn't get duplicated with panelization.
by Exality
09 Mar 2020, 17:10
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Panelize is duplicating text
Replies: 4
Views: 1725

Panelize is duplicating text

I'm panelizing a tiny board layout to 6 x 6. The signal and board outline layers are being panelized correctly, but the text on my Top Assy layer is being panelized too. I've tried adding a new "Notes" layer, but it also gets panelized. Is there a layer or technique I can use to print the text of fa...
by Exality
04 Mar 2020, 12:18
Forum: Making Libraries in DipTrace
Topic: Add set of additional fields to all components in a library?
Replies: 14
Views: 7866

Re: Add set of additional fields to all components in a library?

Yup, that's exactly what I'm doing. I just re-did it, following your steps exactly, and still no go. When I do Component / Default Additional Fields on a component with the additional fields, no field names show up in the dialog with the Add to All button on it and nothing happens when I click Add t...
by Exality
03 Mar 2020, 12:19
Forum: Making Libraries in DipTrace
Topic: Add set of additional fields to all components in a library?
Replies: 14
Views: 7866

Re: Add set of additional fields to all components in a library?

Thanks, Kevin. Component / Default Additional Fields / Add To All -- that's the operation I'm thinking of. But it isn't working now! When I do this on a component with all the additional fields I want, the list comes up blank. No field names or values. (I have used a component template too, and it's...
by Exality
02 Mar 2020, 15:58
Forum: Making Libraries in DipTrace
Topic: Add set of additional fields to all components in a library?
Replies: 14
Views: 7866

Re: Add set of additional fields to all components in a library?

I haven't done anything with DipTrace for about a year, but I'm back at it now and this problem is still nagging me. When I find a component from a DipTrace library I need, I generally copy it to a working library but then it doesn't have the dozen or so additional fields I've added to all my compon...
by Exality
06 Sep 2018, 12:55
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: Where are title blocks stored?
Replies: 6
Views: 3325

Re: Where are title blocks stored?

@dtu2 -- thanks for that! No offense taken, and your answer was indeed helpful and solved my problem.