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DipTrace Tutorial.pdf

#111 Post by PCB » 12 Apr 2020, 18:19

I'm trying to learn a free-copy of DipTrace before buying full software package. I use DipTrace Tutorial. pdf. So far, I got through 45 pages and found very difficult to follow instructions. My inner is trying to find any reason not to go back to Tutorial. One of the main issue _there is no accent by Font and/or Style for descriptions of major steps (what Icon to use for described feature, etc.). Very difficult to return back to the same place in Tutorial switching attention between Tutorial and actual PCB. It is like a "river" of words without end. Names are not consistence. The same objects are repeated with different names.

I realize a lot of effort to write this Tutorial. In my opinion, the Tutorial needs a review of both, Semantic and Writing Style. I was very impressed with the Video on your site and expected similar clarity in Tutorial. Tutorial is very important document for people new to DipTrace! Hope my suggestions will appear in this Forum.

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synthRodriguez
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Re: DipTrace Team has the question to our users

#112 Post by synthRodriguez » 27 Jun 2020, 14:30

Vishay Optical Sensors, TCST model components (3).

frankcellini
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Re: DipTrace Team has the question to our users

#113 Post by frankcellini » 23 Aug 2020, 00:49

There are some CMOS CD4000 series chips in component library... but not most of the series are there. I am interested in 7 segment decoders at the moment, and some are CD4026, CD4033, C4511, 74C48 are missing. There are many others like CD4066, CD 4067, CD4027, CD4028, CD4029. Any chance of including in Component library?
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mgriebling
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Re: DipTrace Team has the question to our users

#114 Post by mgriebling » 25 Aug 2020, 13:12

Try looking for the base numbers. Many vendors made similar chips. For example instead of CD4511 look for 4511 and you'll get a match in the MC14511 in various footprints.

AntIv
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Re: DipTrace Team has the question to our users

#115 Post by AntIv » 14 Sep 2020, 00:50

IEC 60617 symbols with Status = "Released" and Application class = "Circuit diagrams" at least
- as it's worldwide accepted standard, backed by respective (multi)national standards like CA CSI, Multinational IEEE, RU ГОСТ/GOST, UK BSI, US ANSI etc. (sorry for not mentioning others, guess they exist and can be searched in respective countries/languages)

(note the default resistor and capacitor symbols used by DipTrace have status "Withdrawn" with date of withdrawal: 1996-06 - quarter of century ago!)

(*) maybe symbol versioning can be implemented somehow? - so the user can replace new symbols with old ones or vise versa?

(**) maybe symbols can be "internationalized" somehow? - for example right now capacitors "CAP..." from "Capacitors...", "Конд ..." from "УГО ГОСТ" and "CAP" from "Objects Symbol EIC" all have different looks and sizes.

(***) not sure, but maybe symbols and schematics can be made scaleable and related to grids used? IEC 60617 refers symbols to grid, not to imperial or metric units.

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Re: DipTrace Team has the question to our users

#116 Post by frankcellini » 07 Oct 2020, 00:39

Might be useful to display Library in list of components found as well as part number.

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