DipTrace 4.2 beta

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DipTrace 4.2 beta

#1 Post by novarm44 » 25 Oct 2021, 21:58

Hi All,

We have published version 4.2 beta. You can download it here: https://diptrace.com/download/download-diptrace/
The list of new features is available below. The list of fixed bugs will be published in a few days.

- New XML format for component and pattern libraries.
- Environment Variables in all paths, support of related project/program paths for libraries/models/pictures.
- Ability to make a portable version of the program.
- Pause routing (allows editing other traces/vias and resuming routing in one key press).
- Continue routing option in net merge/move pad submenu.
- Edge rails for a single board option.
- Edge rail width for V-score panelizing of a rectangular board does not include the "Board to Edge/ Board to Board" gap.
- Side and isometric view buttons in 3D preview dialogs.
- Display/Find vias by style on the layout.
- Submenu for creating pattern internal pad-to-pad connection (avoid accidental creation).

- New and updated pattern libraries:
Con TB Headers (Pitch 3.50mm, 3.81mm, 5.00mm, 5.08mm, 7.62mm);
Con USB (2.0, 3.0);
DFN (3 Pins, 4 Pins);
DPAK (Pitch 1.27mm, 2.28mm, 2.29mm, 2.30mm);
Diodes (Axial, DFN 2 Pins, DFN 3 Pins, MELF, Molded, SOD, SOFL);
Fuses (Chip Inch, Chip Metric, Holders, Radial Dipped Rectangular, Radial Disk);
LED (Axial, Chip, Chip Corner Concave, Chip Side Concave (2,4,6 Pins), Molded (PLCC-2), Radial Round (3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 8mm, 10mm), Radial Rectangular, Radial Oval, Radial Cylindrical, SOD, SODFL, DFN, SOL (PLCC-4, PLCC-6, PLCC-8), TO Cylindrical);
Modules;
Sensors (Axial, Chip, Chip Corner Concave, DFN, DIP, Molded (PLCC-2), Radial Round, Radial Rectangular, SOD, SODFL, SOT, TO Cylindrical, Others);
SOT23-3 (Pitch 0.50mm, 0.65mm);
SOT143 (Pitch 1.30mm, 1.90mm, 1.92mm);
Transistors DFN 3 Pins;
Switches Toggle;
Uncategorized.

- New and updated component libraries:
Con TB Headers (Pitch 3.50mm, 3.81mm, 5.00mm, 5.08mm, 7.62mm);
Con USB (2.0, 3.0);
IC MPU MCU Modules;
Opto Emitters LED (SMD, THT, Bi-Color, RGB, RGBW, Infrared, Ultraviolet);
Power & Protection Fuses (Chip Inch, Chip Metric, Holders, PTC Resettable);
RF Modules;
Sensors Optical (Photodiodes, Phototransistors, Optosensors, IC Optosensors, Photoconductive Cells);
Sensors Temperature (Thermistors PTC, RTD, Analog Output, Digital Output, Voltage Current Output, Thermostats);
Sensors Inertia (Accelerometers, Gyroscopes, Tilt Inclinometers);
Sensors (Magnetic, Pressure, Media Gas, Humidity, Encoders, Capacitive Touch Proximity, Image Camera, Angle Linear Position Measuring).

- LCSC Part Numbers have been added to the additional fields of the components (used by a Chinese PCB manufacturer – JLCPCB).
- All known bugs have been fixed (not new feature requests).

One more feature of upcoming 4.2 (polar/radial component/pad placement is not included yet - it is in process).

Regards,
Stanislav Ruev
DipTrace Team

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Re: DipTrace 4.2 beta

#2 Post by 0xdeadbeef » 26 Oct 2021, 18:17

Still, no push'n'shove (*sigh*)...

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Re: DipTrace 4.2 beta

#3 Post by Serg » 28 Oct 2021, 06:47

0xdeadbeef wrote:
26 Oct 2021, 18:17
Still, no push'n'shove (*sigh*)...
This feature is under development now.

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Re: DipTrace 4.2 beta

#4 Post by KevinA » 29 Oct 2021, 14:46

More details please: ( can't remember you talking about working toward an XML file format but it will make VCS systems easier to implement)
- New XML format for component and pattern libraries.
- Environment Variables in all paths, support of related project/program paths for libraries/models/pictures.
- Ability to make a portable version of the program.

And if we install on a production computer will it trash DT 4.1?

Thanks !

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