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by farley
28 Feb 2019, 10:17
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: STEP export doesn't respect project units
Replies: 4
Views: 2974

Re: STEP export doesn't respect project units

When I export from the 3D viewer, it does not respect the project units--it always exports in millimeters. Unfortunately, that causes problems with my mechanical CAD program
The actual size of the imported model should be independent of the units used. Which mechanical CAD software are you using?
by farley
16 Feb 2019, 08:44
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: Rename net ports
Replies: 7
Views: 4634

Re: Rename net ports

1. Select all of the components/symbols you want to change (rename). 2. While hovering over one of the selected symbols, right click and select "Replace Part..." from the context menu. 3. Select the new part (port) in the pop-up window. 4. At the bottom of that window select "Selected Components" in...
by farley
13 Jan 2019, 20:27
Forum: Other questions and issues
Topic: Where can I find self generated components when transfering System to a laptop
Replies: 4
Views: 2797

Re: Where can I find self generated components when transfering System to a laptop

The following instructions apply to Diptrace 3.3.1.1 so I'm not sure if the menu structure and window organization is the same in 2.4.0.2. Open the Component Editor on the "old" computer and select "Library->Library Setup" from the main menu. Click through the groups under the "Groups" heading and t...
by farley
05 Jan 2019, 20:22
Forum: DipTrace Schematic Capture
Topic: Rotating Text
Replies: 2
Views: 2767

Re: Rotating Text

Push F10 to move references and values for parts. When a reference or value is selected, continue to hold the left mouse button and simultaneously press the 'R' key to rotate it. There are only two choices for rotation.
by farley
12 Dec 2018, 15:19
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: How to Change Board Size
Replies: 2
Views: 2163

Re: How to Change Board Size

Edit the board outline to change the board size. To edit the board outline all you need to do is click on it and then drag the corners to their new locations. I use a 1mm grid when laying in the outline. Also, for reference, you can delete the board outline and place a completely different board out...
by farley
12 Dec 2018, 15:15
Forum: DipTrace News and Events
Topic: DipTrace 3.3 Release
Replies: 98
Views: 54631

Re: DipTrace 3.3 Release

Thank you for the update. Incremental changes such as these, between major updates, are appreciated.
by farley
25 Nov 2018, 08:25
Forum: Shared Libraries
Topic: Question re Product Dim. vs. Recomm. Land Pattern
Replies: 2
Views: 5041

Re: Question re Product Dim. vs. Recomm. Land Pattern

Both.

Follow the "Recommended Land Pattern" shown on the datasheet for pad sizes and locations.
Use the "Product Dimensions" to determine the overall physical size of the component. Will it crash into anything when the assembled PCB is installed in the final product?
by farley
20 Nov 2018, 08:20
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: How can I see a connection point?
Replies: 7
Views: 2504

Re: How can I see a connection point?

If you check the properties of Zheneck's ground pour, it shows that it belongs to net "GND". That pour doesn't connect to a GND net node anywhere on his board so it is floating. I would think in that case, it should be flagged as a missing connection.