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bancika

Re: DIY Layout Creator - software for easy drawing PCB, vero and perfboard layouts
« Reply #1800 on: February 19, 2012, 05:29:17 PM »
got the v3.2.0 out, here's the list of changes

[New Feature] Select components from context menu even when they are under other components
[New Feature] Ctrl+Shift toggles "Snap to Grid" option
[New Feature] Perfboards can show hole coordinates
[Improvement] Smarter resistor labels; try not to overlap label with color code bands
[Improvement] Improved import from v1 file format
[Improvement] Imperial ruler is divided to .1" instead of 1/4" [Improvement] Allow finer grid spacing up to 0.5mm (0.02")  
[Improvement] Do not hard-code voltage and power ratings

here's the link http://code.google.com/p/diy-layout-creator/downloads/detail?name=diylc-3.2.0-beta.zip

Cheers,
Bane
« Last Edit: February 19, 2012, 05:31:09 PM by bancika »
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Perrow

Re: DIY Layout Creator - software for easy drawing PCB, vero and perfboard layouts
« Reply #1801 on: February 20, 2012, 04:17:14 AM »
Nice update Bane.

Keep them coming ;)
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artifus

Re: DIY Layout Creator - software for easy drawing PCB, vero and perfboard layouts
« Reply #1802 on: February 20, 2012, 10:10:59 PM »
themes folder appears to be missing from the zip so the option doesn't appear in the config menu. copied themes folder from 3.0.9 folder to 3.2.0 folder to fix.

bancika

Re: DIY Layout Creator - software for easy drawing PCB, vero and perfboard layouts
« Reply #1803 on: February 21, 2012, 09:11:29 AM »
good catch
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GodSaveMetal

Re: DIY Layout Creator - software for easy drawing PCB, vero and perfboard layouts
« Reply #1804 on: February 21, 2012, 09:23:01 AM »
themes folder appears to be missing from the zip so the option doesn't appear in the config menu. copied themes folder from 3.0.9 folder to 3.2.0 folder to fix.

I got it! thanks my friend!!!!!

deadastronaut

Re: DIY Layout Creator - software for easy drawing PCB, vero and perfboard layouts
« Reply #1805 on: February 21, 2012, 09:40:07 AM »
@bancika:  what ever happened to the schematic symbols from version 2?....

i thought they would have been included in v3... ???
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bancika

Re: DIY Layout Creator - software for easy drawing PCB, vero and perfboard layouts
« Reply #1806 on: February 22, 2012, 03:41:23 PM »
they definitely will be included, stay tuned
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Perrow

D'astro, submit an issue about it ;)

Everyone, submit issues about all the things that's missing or bothering you.
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bancika

D'astro, submit an issue about it ;)

Everyone, submit issues about all the things that's missing or bothering you.

+1, filing an issue is the only way to make sure I won't forget about it :) I cannot possibly go though forum pages, so don't hesitate to do it
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deadastronaut

Re: DIY Layout Creator - software for easy drawing PCB, vero and perfboard layouts
« Reply #1809 on: February 23, 2012, 11:33:20 PM »
okey dokey... ;)
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Perrow

+1, filing an issue is the only way to make sure I won't forget about it :) I cannot possibly go though forum pages, so don't hesitate to do it

Bane, given the idea about highlighting connected traces, after that's implemented, exporting to some kind of pspice format doesn't seem to be that far away ;)

I think there's already an issue about pspice export, if not I'll file one later :)
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bancika

Re: DIY Layout Creator - software for easy drawing PCB, vero and perfboard layouts
« Reply #1811 on: February 24, 2012, 04:32:26 AM »
to get to spice we need to have more schematic elements in place...and to understand spice format...if someone can investigate that and provide format spec maybe I can do it :)
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Perrow

Re: DIY Layout Creator - software for easy drawing PCB, vero and perfboard layouts
« Reply #1812 on: February 24, 2012, 04:37:50 AM »
to get to spice we need to have more schematic elements in place...and to understand spice format...if someone can investigate that and provide format spec maybe I can do it :)

I gave it a quick look at some point when I investigated the possibility to make my own "layout creator" and there is some form of node list that didn't look overly complex. If I find the time I'll give it a look again.
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bancika

Re: DIY Layout Creator - software for easy drawing PCB, vero and perfboard layouts
« Reply #1813 on: February 26, 2012, 03:45:04 AM »
I added cool feature yesterday - selection expansion. It  can be used to highlight continual traces or check paths between components. Check it out.
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Perrow

Re: DIY Layout Creator - software for easy drawing PCB, vero and perfboard layouts
« Reply #1814 on: February 26, 2012, 05:45:04 AM »
I just submitted a bug about zero ohm resistors. The app hangs when you set a resistor to 0 ohm (and corrupts the auto save file, thus loosing about 15 minutes of modifications to my layout, can I say extremely annoying  :icon_twisted: well, well  ::) guess I'll have to redo it, luckily I remember almost everything I did, but now I'll have to go cook food, socialize with the family and put the kids in bed before I get a chance to come back and actually do it so I'll probably have forgotten what I did by then  :( )
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CodeMonk

I just submitted a bug about zero ohm resistors. The app hangs when you set a resistor to 0 ohm (and corrupts the auto save file, thus loosing about 15 minutes of modifications to my layout, can I say extremely annoying  :icon_twisted: well, well  ::) guess I'll have to redo it, luckily I remember almost everything I did, but now I'll have to go cook food, socialize with the family and put the kids in bed before I get a chance to come back and actually do it so I'll probably have forgotten what I did by then  :( )

I think I submitted that as an issue several weeks ago. So I just use 1 for the time being.

Wish list:
Gerber file support? :)
yeah, I know, would probably be a nightmare to implement.

Never mind Gerber.....here's another thought.
Although I don't know how many people this would benefit but those who are either very familiar with the file format or Software Engineers.
Perhaps in the log file when you get an error, include the line numbers of the error.
May then some of us could help you debug a few of the errors.
« Last Edit: March 02, 2012, 01:16:06 PM by CodeMonk »

CodeMonk

I just submitted a bug about zero ohm resistors. The app hangs when you set a resistor to 0 ohm (and corrupts the auto save file, thus loosing about 15 minutes of modifications to my layout, can I say extremely annoying  :icon_twisted: well, well  ::) guess I'll have to redo it, luckily I remember almost everything I did, but now I'll have to go cook food, socialize with the family and put the kids in bed before I get a chance to come back and actually do it so I'll probably have forgotten what I did by then  :( )

I think I submitted that as an issue several weeks ago. So I just use 1 for the time being.

Wish list:
Gerber file support? :)
yeah, I know, would probably be a nightmare to implement.


Edit:
Never mind Gerber.....here's another thought.
Although I don't know how many people this would benefit but those who are either very familiar with the file format or Software Engineers.
Perhaps in the log file when you get an error, include the line numbers of the error.
May then some of us could help you debug a few of the errors.


bancika

v 3.4.0 is released, check it out :)

[New Feature] IC Symbol
[New Feature] BJT Symbol
[New Feature] MOSFET Symbol
[New Feature] JFET Symbol
[New Feature] Line connector
[Improvement] IC component can display name or value
[Bug Fix] "Index out of bounds" exception logs when selecting components
[Bug Fix] Loading files fails because encoding is not recognized
[Bug Fix] Application breaks when resistance is set to 0 ohms
The new version of DIY Layout Creator is out, check it out - http://diylc.org


deadastronaut

cool, will it still load v3 version layouts?...
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http://deadastronaut.wix.com/index

^ CHASM REVERB / TREMSHIFTER / FAZE FILTER/ABDUCTOR II DELAY pcb's + WAH LIGHT PLATES.

bancika

yes, I'm trying to keep all v3 versions back compatible. If not please report
The new version of DIY Layout Creator is out, check it out - http://diylc.org