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Re: DipTrace 3.3 Release

#51 Post by novarm44 » 27 Feb 2019, 19:50

b_force wrote:
26 Feb 2019, 18:00
Is there a changelog of the new 3.3.1.2 release (February 21, 2019) ?
Main change and reason of publishing 3.3.1.2 is improving of pcb ordering system, however it still needs one more fix, so probably 3.3.1.3 will be published too.
Also number of minor issues were fixed (we had fixed all things which our testers discover in the software, but no serious bugs were found since 3.3.1.1).

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Re: DipTrace 3.3 Release

#52 Post by KevinA » 27 Feb 2019, 21:18

novarm44 wrote:
27 Feb 2019, 19:50
b_force wrote:
26 Feb 2019, 18:00
Is there a changelog of the new 3.3.1.2 release (February 21, 2019) ?
Main change and reason of publishing 3.3.1.2 is improving of pcb ordering system, however it still needs one more fix, so probably 3.3.1.3 will be published too.
Also number of minor issues were fixed (we had fixed all things which our testers discover in the software, but no serious bugs were found since 3.3.1.1).
1 Will there be more manufactures to choose from?
2 Do you send the entire PCB file to the manufacture or generate the separate Gerbers needed for the manufactures?

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Re: DipTrace 3.3 Release

#53 Post by novarm44 » 28 Feb 2019, 03:38

1 Will there be more manufactures to choose from?
2 Do you send the entire PCB file to the manufacture or generate the separate Gerbers needed for the manufactures?
1. The system allows to add more manufacturers even without changing software (all forms and settings are XML based), so we plan to add more manufacturers in the future (single per region, we will not add 2 US manufacturers or 2 from China).
2. We send both gerber/drill files and pcb project to the manufacturer. BayArea uses PCB project to produce gerbers themselves, PCBWay uses Gerbers only and do not open project. We check pcb project sent to PCBWay ourselves if manufacturer reports order audit failed. In a month or so when we polish it completely, we plan to turn off sending pcb project (it is also XML based option).

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Re: DipTrace 3.3 Release

#54 Post by madscientist » 06 Mar 2019, 08:31

HI just upgraded to Mac version 3.3.1.3

I notice my pattern editor is coming up in white background , even though Ive set via the option to use teh black background , the schematic , pub and component editor are all black background as expected , but the pattern editor is white , this issue didn't exist previously

There doesnt seem to be an option to set the colour of the pattern edit background

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Re: DipTrace 3.3 Release

#55 Post by Ford Prefect » 06 Mar 2019, 09:14

novarm44 wrote:
28 Feb 2019, 03:38
1. The system allows to add more manufacturers even without changing software (all forms and settings are XML based), so we plan to add more manufacturers in the future (single per region, we will not add 2 US manufacturers or 2 from China).

....or 2 from China
Can you add these Chinese PCB manufacturers? JLCPCB https://jlcpcb.com/e
I would recommend them! I use them all the time.
They provide VERY good quality boards, quick and cheap. - Use ePacket as a shipping option...Nearly as fast as DHL but much cheaper and no hassle with DHL.
Have a look at this video: https://youtu.be/ljOoGyCso8s
 
 

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Re: DipTrace 3.3 Release

#56 Post by madscientist » 06 Mar 2019, 13:32

It would have been nice to see some long standing issues , like graphics which appear on incorrect layers ( so as to effectively disappear ) , being sorted by now --sigh

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Re: DipTrace 3.3 Release

#57 Post by novarm44 » 06 Mar 2019, 15:16

Ford Prefect wrote:
06 Mar 2019, 09:14
novarm44 wrote:
28 Feb 2019, 03:38
1. The system allows to add more manufacturers even without changing software (all forms and settings are XML based), so we plan to add more manufacturers in the future (single per region, we will not add 2 US manufacturers or 2 from China).

....or 2 from China
Can you add these Chinese PCB manufacturers? JLCPCB https://jlcpcb.com/e
I would recommend them! I use them all the time.
They provide VERY good quality boards, quick and cheap. - Use ePacket as a shipping option...Nearly as fast as DHL but much cheaper and no hassle with DHL.
Have a look at this video: https://youtu.be/ljOoGyCso8s
Our policy allows to add single manufacturer per region.
Also we communicated with JLCPCB, but they can not work on our conditions and their conditions do not allow us to offer the same end price/process, which they offer directly via Gerbers (this is our principal condition), so if you prefer them over PCBWay, please use Gerbers and submit order to them directly.

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Re: DipTrace 3.3 Release

#58 Post by novarm44 » 06 Mar 2019, 17:35

madscientist wrote:
06 Mar 2019, 13:32
It would have been nice to see some long standing issues , like graphics which appear on incorrect layers ( so as to effectively disappear ) , being sorted by now --sigh
Please point me to the thread/post or to the mantis bug where this issue is described.

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Re: DipTrace 3.3 Release

#59 Post by rea5245 » 07 Mar 2019, 14:41

How about integrating with PCBShopper.com to show a price comparison of many different PCB manufacturers? There's an Eagle plug-in that triggers a PCBShopper search of manufacturers based on your board's specs. DipTrace could do something similar.

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Re: DipTrace 3.3 Release

#60 Post by madscientist » 08 Mar 2019, 08:14

novarm44 wrote:
06 Mar 2019, 17:35
madscientist wrote:
06 Mar 2019, 13:32
It would have been nice to see some long standing issues , like graphics which appear on incorrect layers ( so as to effectively disappear ) , being sorted by now --sigh
Please point me to the thread/post or to the mantis bug where this issue is described.
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=12555&p=25711#p25903

and DIptraces reply at the time
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=12555&p=25711#p25919

( which in fact is not addressing the issue ), the issue is if I place anything on a designated layer , it should appear on that layer , wheres thats actually happening is graphics appear in a kind of " Ghost" layer, that is in effect covered by everything else including silk, copper and all other layers , even if teh graphic is marked as being for example on a TOP silk layer

Given Many people put Logos etc on PCB silks, Im surprised this hasn't been highlighted more

( and two other places where I mention graphics that are described as on the Top silk get covered up and cant be seen , this " bug" has been in DIptrace for years at this stage

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