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Axldeziak

Re: DIY Layout Creator - software for easy drawing PCB, vero and perfboard layouts
« Reply #2540 on: December 30, 2020, 10:37:59 AM »
v4.13 and v4.14 are utterly broken using Linux. Had to revert back to v4.12. Both lock completely up on the splash screen requiring a log out or restart.
Speaking of which... does the program even need the splash? It's ALWAYS been slow and just sits there on top of everything else your doing until the program completely loads. I don't understand the need for a popup that tells me what I just clicked on and ran. And why is it animated? The animation is what it slows down on since... forever.
It's just so frustrating.
Also why no .deb since v4.10?
That said, 4.12 is a pleasure to use and I enjoy using it. Thanks.

Axldeziak

Was able to get v.4.16 running using the flatpack install.

Why is there no link to this install on the github? After seeing reference to the flatpack there, I had to search and find it on Flathub.

This version runs BUT it will not allow me to access my storage drive. It also will not even allow me to open files from the desktop. Why change that functionality? Now to reopen any of my old .diy files I have to copy them over to my Documents folder (which I do not use for anything!) and then copy them back to storage when done editing.

It also has rejected importing my old variant.xml requiring me to redo all of that.

Why?!

garcho

^ yes, “why”

Why are you being a demanding whiney jerk about free software? What do you imagine Bancika to do when/if he reads that, drop everything and attend to your wants because you’re a loyal, paying customer?
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Axldeziak

^ yes, “why”

Why are you being a demanding whiney jerk about free software? What do you imagine Bancika to do when/if he reads that, drop everything and attend to your wants because you’re a loyal, paying customer?

Bringing up issues is not whining unless your skin is a mill thick. How is anyone supposed to know there are issues unless they are mentioned? Telepathy?

GGBB

Bringing up issues is not whining unless your skin is a mill thick. How is anyone supposed to know there are issues unless they are mentioned? Telepathy?

Report them on the DIYLC GitHub page not here. This is just a topic used by forum members to help each other, it's not in any way an official support resource or issue tracker.
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Anybody figure out how to center and connect TO-92s to perf using version 4.17.0? It's been a while since I used DIYLC, but I don't remember having this issue before where the part doesn't line up with the pads and the center lead is lost.

Edit: Ah, wait--is the answer just to change the pin spacing on the TO-92 to 0.1"/2.54mm?
« Last Edit: April 20, 2021, 12:47:30 PM by Ben N »

bluebunny

I had noticed that TO-92s would suddenly get 0.05" pin spacing whenever I opened the edit window (usually to change a label or rotation).  But it's not a big deal and I spot it happening now.
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DeMorhag90

Hi,
I'm thinking about making piece of software for speeding up drawing perfboard and vero layouts. It would have library with components and user would drag&drop them over board. Also, it would have it's own format and ability to save to gif/jpg.
And of course, it would be freeware :)
Would this be useful, should I waste my time on this?
Thanks,
Branislav

I will be very useful ..

Johnfreeth

In case you did not know this is the link for the program

https://github.com/bancika/diy-layout-creator/releases

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Re: DIY Layout Creator - software for easy drawing PCB, vero and perfboard layouts
« Reply #2549 on: November 16, 2021, 04:27:41 PM »
I love using DIYLC, but I seem to be missing something when it comes to saving as a graphic and printing. Everything comes out tiny, almost like a thumbnail. Can someone steer me in the right direction to save and print layouts at page size?
I'm using v. 4.17 on Windows 10.
TIA.
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stallik

Re: DIY Layout Creator - software for easy drawing PCB, vero and perfboard layouts
« Reply #2550 on: November 16, 2021, 04:30:50 PM »
This works for me on multiple devices.

Save as PDF
Open PDF in Acrobat and print with NO scaling
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Re: DIY Layout Creator - software for easy drawing PCB, vero and perfboard layouts
« Reply #2551 on: November 16, 2021, 04:44:18 PM »
Thanks, Kevin. I assume you mean Export as PDF? My "Save As" only has ".diy" as an option.

stallik

Re: DIY Layout Creator - software for easy drawing PCB, vero and perfboard layouts
« Reply #2552 on: November 16, 2021, 05:00:40 PM »
Yup, Export.
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Re: DIY Layout Creator - software for easy drawing PCB, vero and perfboard layouts
« Reply #2553 on: November 16, 2021, 05:08:32 PM »
No go. :-[

stallik

Re: DIY Layout Creator - software for easy drawing PCB, vero and perfboard layouts
« Reply #2554 on: November 16, 2021, 05:22:17 PM »
If it’s still too small then, in all likelihood, the image is being shrunk to fit the page. In the printing dialogue, look for things like ‘fit to page’, enlarge or reduce, and the plain old print at 100%
On my printer, there are 2 such options and both have to be set correctly. One in Acrobat, the other in the printer setup option
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Re: DIY Layout Creator - software for easy drawing PCB, vero and perfboard layouts
« Reply #2555 on: November 17, 2021, 04:28:49 AM »
Yup, Kevin, that's what I suspected, but the file (either png or pdf) opened small in the native program. But it does appear that the file was originally saving with a lot of white space, so maybe that's where the resizing issue arises. I finally managed to print it large by cropping and rescaling it in GIMP. But there must be a better way, that I'm just too obtuse/tech challenged to figure out.

BTW, I searched for print issues in this thread, and they all seem to be the opposite: scaling down for a correctly scaled pcb pattern. I want it large (fit to page) so I don't strain my ancient eyes and make mistakes while populating perf (and pcbs).

duck_arse

Re: DIY Layout Creator - software for easy drawing PCB, vero and perfboard layouts
« Reply #2556 on: November 17, 2021, 08:40:55 AM »
in diylc, find the top left-most corner of your layout page. how far away from the top left-most edge of the board is it? the default new-file page size is absolutely huge - you need to drag your board to the upper corner, then resize the page in [right click] "edit project settings".
no, I don't do kitchens ......

but pinkjimi's gonna help me with the measurements soon.

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Re: DIY Layout Creator - software for easy drawing PCB, vero and perfboard layouts
« Reply #2557 on: November 17, 2021, 10:20:44 AM »
That was the ticket, DA! worked like a charm. Thanks! 🙏