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by Exality
05 Dec 2017, 20:26
Forum: Making Libraries in DipTrace
Topic: Copy component to a new library?
Replies: 2
Views: 2631

Re: Copy component to a new library?

Terrific, @TomG! This is perfect. Thanks again.
by Exality
05 Dec 2017, 18:59
Forum: Making Libraries in DipTrace
Topic: Copy component to a new library?
Replies: 2
Views: 2631

Copy component to a new library?

I would like to copy a component from an existing library to a new component library which will be associated only with one project. (This is a good way to handle microcontrollers, for example, so you can customize the pin location and naming for the way they are used only in one project. I start wi...
by Exality
04 Dec 2017, 15:33
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: 3D Preview getting old or outdated models
Replies: 18
Views: 3875

Re: 3D Preview getting old or outdated models

Sorry for the lag in response here. Thanks for the detailed step-by-step. When I do this with one of my components, I do indeed see the asterisk when I click on the pattern name, even if that pattern name is already active and selected for the component. Maybe I haven't been re-clicking on the patte...
by Exality
01 Dec 2017, 20:40
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: 3D Preview getting old or outdated models
Replies: 18
Views: 3875

Re: 3D Preview getting old or outdated models

I don't see asterisks anywhere on the Attached Pattern dialog (from clicking Pattern... in the component editor). The left side lists all the components in the library, but I don't see asterisks there for any of them, even though patterns are attached. What am I missing? I see what you're saying abo...
by Exality
01 Dec 2017, 18:05
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: 3D Preview getting old or outdated models
Replies: 18
Views: 3875

Re: 3D Preview getting old or outdated models

Well, this really isn't it either. I sent my reply too soon. The Pattern... button doesn't have a blue border until you select (or re-select) a pattern. The default when you move to a new component is to have no border, so this isn't much help. Why did selecting the same 3D model in the same way wor...
by Exality
01 Dec 2017, 18:01
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: 3D Preview getting old or outdated models
Replies: 18
Views: 3875

Re: 3D Preview getting old or outdated models

Here's another twist: I went to the component editor to fix one of my other components which was giving me 3D model errors, and I noticed the Pattern... button did not have a blue border. When I clicked it it showed the correct pattern in the correct library, though, and after clicking OK now the Pa...
by Exality
01 Dec 2017, 17:48
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: 3D Preview getting old or outdated models
Replies: 18
Views: 3875

Re: 3D Preview getting old or outdated models

Deleting one of the offending components from the schematic and re-placing it does not fix the problem. It is still shown with a bad 3D model name in layout. However, if I delete the component from the component library and make a new one identical to the old (copying and pasting from a renamed comp...
by Exality
01 Dec 2017, 17:13
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: 3D Preview getting old or outdated models
Replies: 18
Views: 3875

Re: 3D Preview getting old or outdated models

The schematic model files are the wrong (non-existent) ones, so if I pick Use Schematic models I'll be back where I started with 3D not working in layout. You're right about the models not getting updated somewhere along the line. Seeing old non-existent Schematic Model filenames is the smoking gun ...
by Exality
01 Dec 2017, 16:03
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: 3D Preview getting old or outdated models
Replies: 18
Views: 3875

Re: 3D Preview getting old or outdated models

OK, I just went through all this. I'm not actually replacing components, but I did the second option you list (replacement component has the same name). I went through each of 8 LEDs and did right-click, Update Component. I was careful to re-save everything to disk along the way. And nada... Same pr...
by Exality
01 Dec 2017, 14:01
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: 3D Preview getting old or outdated models
Replies: 18
Views: 3875

Re: 3D Preview getting old or outdated models

@TomG, boy, I sure hope you're on the Novarm payroll! You've contributed a huge amount to this forum. I found the design cache clear as you described, under my Project Libraries group. Thanks a million! Now I know where to find that in the future. The procedure you described in topic 11729 is exactl...