Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Diptrace - Adding library

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Reading, England
    Posts
    727

    Default Diptrace - Adding library

    I am going to try Diptrace. I think from what I have seen I think I can print out my track layout in 1:1 on clear film to enable home made pcb?

    However I found the Picaxe scematic footprints are not the M2 versions, then did search on this site and downloaded various dsn files.
    But I cannot find how I import them into the existing libraries. Can someone be good enough to:

    1) Confirm I can generate artwork to burn photosensitive boards.
    2) Explain how I update my Diptrace Library

    Many thanks

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Berwick Upon Tweed
    Posts
    859

    Default

    Try FILE/IMPORT in the Conmponent Editor
    Time is natures way of stopping everything going wrong at once

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Reading, England
    Posts
    727

    Default

    Thanks Jim, however they don't look as though they filter/accept .dsn files in import.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Cleveland UK
    Posts
    132

    Default

    Hi Zor,

    If you are using windows 7, you will find a folder under 'My Documents' called DipTrace. In that there is a sub folder 'My Libraries' put both files in here.

    Load up diptrace - schematic will do - on the menu bar at the top go to Library then LibrarySetup. Select 'Add' then point to 'My Documents / Diptrace / My Libraries' and you should see the files you want to add.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Reading, England
    Posts
    727

    Default

    Solved, the file extension .dsn was just for the purpose of having links on the forum. Need to amend extensions to .eli and .lib

    All the best

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Berwick Upon Tweed
    Posts
    859

    Default

    If you ask them nicely they will extend the licence
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Time is natures way of stopping everything going wrong at once

  7. #7
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Western Australia
    Posts
    11,230

    Default

    If you are looking to use the files that forum member mycroft (RIP) and I have posted, then follow the instructions in the posts:
    http://www.picaxeforum.co.uk/showthr...PTRACE-PCB-Cad

    Then just copy the files to the DIPTRACE library folder as indicated above by SteveT.

    My library includes the M2 parts
    westaust55

    Hey Hamlet, 2B OR NOT 2B = $FF

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Reading, England
    Posts
    727

    Default

    Many thanks, I followed your link and have installed the libraries and all looks excellent. I just need to confirm I can print out my track layout onto transparent film for UV exposure.

    Thanks Jim, I read the information on extending the license, but wondered if it's still valid as postings are quite old. I will give it a try as it's worth it.

    Best Regards

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •