Author Topic: DIY Layout Creator - software for easy drawing PCB, vero and perfboard layouts  (Read 1101850 times)

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