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DipTrace is an advanced PCB design software application that consists of 4 modules: PCB Layout
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2.1
File size
114 MB
Language
English
Release date
8 June 2010

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DipTrace is an advanced PCB design software application that consists of 4 modules: PCB Layout with efficient auto-router, Schematic Capture, Component and Pattern Editors that allow you to design your own component libraries.

Features: DipTrace is an advanced PCB design software. It has four necessary modules that ease the work. Like most such packages they are Schematic capture, component and pattern editors, PCB layout with auto-router. Component and Pattern Editors allows you to design the component and footprint layout. Converting a schematic into a PCB layout is a simple affair. This could be done in one mouse click in many instances. The auto-routing, advanced manual placement, and auto placement features lets you create a PCB quite often quite quickly. The board designer is capable of detecting changes in schematics and implementing the changes in the PCB. The auto router can route single and multilayer boards quite easily.

Important checks like Electrical Rule Check (ERC), Design Rule Check (DRC) and Net Connectivity Check, the clearance between layout objects, and connectivity of all nets not depending on how they are connected (with traces, thermals or shapes). Smart manual routing tools allow users to finalize the design quickly. Copper fills can be used to make power and ground planes easily. It is possible to exchange schematics, layouts and libraries with other EDA packages. The schematic capture and the PCB layout supports several popular net-lists formats as well as the simulation package like Spice. Output formats like industry standards DXF, Gerber, Drill and G-Code etc. The package also comes with a huge component library of 50,000 and more.

Overall: Very useful package that is free, it`s amazing! This is easy to use.

Publisher's description

DipTrace is an advanced PCB design software application that consists of 4 modules: PCB Layout with high-class shape-based auto-router, Schematic Capture, Component and Pattern Editors that allow you to design your own component libraries. Besides being very simple to learn, this software has a very intuitive user interface and many innovative features. For instance, a schematic can be converted to a PCB with one mouse click. Advanced manual placement and auto-placement features allow to get acceptable placement in several minutes. The board designer can instantly renew the PCB from an updated version of schematic and keep all previous work without changes. PCB and Schematic can be compared at any design stage to ensure they are identical. Hierarchical and multi-sheet schematics are supported. DipTrace has a powerful automatic router. It can route a single layer and multilayer circuit boards, and there is an option to autoroute a single layer board with jumper wires, if required. DipTrace also provides you with external autorouter support. Smart manual routing tools allow users to finalize the design and to get the results they want in a blink of an eye. Accurate shape-based copper pour system with different possible fill types and thermals can be used to make planes or to reduce manufacturing costs. Other important features are Electrical Rule Check (ERC), Design Rule Check (DRC) and Net Connectivity Check - the functions that check connections in Schematic by different rules (pin type, short circuit, etc.), the clearance between layout objects, which ensures board accuracy, and connectivity of all nets not depending on how they are connected (with traces, thermals or shapes). DipTrace modules allow you to exchange schematics, layouts and libraries with other EDA and CAD packages. DipTrace Schematic Capture and PCB Layout also support popular netlist formats and spice. Output formats are DXF, Gerber, Drill and G-code. Standard libraries include 100.000+ components.
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FredBob
A wonderful program! Not only does it have a well-stocked library (one of the best I have seen) the operation is completely intuitive, and not at all like Eagle, Cadsoft`s free program. Eagle may seen to be a defacto standard for the hobbyist, but I much prefer DelTrace!!
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gary
Powerful program with a huge potential, but VERY nonintuitive! For example, in ExpressPCB I spend 95% of my time designing and 5% in the help menu. In Diptrace nearly the exact opposite is true! Just creating a schematic component could almost be a college course in itself. I`m sure the the engineers at Novarm are smart guys, but they need to take some HID courses to make this a usable product!
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antoni
i like this program
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