[sdiy] Dip Trace: free and worth every penny

Tom Wiltshire tom at electricdruid.net
Wed Sep 6 13:21:36 CEST 2017


Oh, sorry. I missed the irony. Tricky in emails, irony.

T.

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> On 6 Sep 2017, at 10:23, Guy McCusker <guy.mccusker at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> I think Paul is saying that he likes DipTrace.
> 
> On Wed, Sep 6, 2017 at 9:59 AM, Tom Wiltshire <tom at electricdruid.net> wrote:
>> Would you like to provide some justification of that so we can see if you actually have a case rather than just an opinion?
>> 
>> Isn’t Altium about 10x more expensive than Diptrace? So it wouldn’t exactly be a fair comparison or even comparing products aimed at the same market?
>> 
>> I tried to find out, but Altium’s webpage doesn’t even tell you what it costs, which makes me think “if you need to ask, you can’t afford it…”.
>> 
>> T.
>> 
>>> On 5 Sep 2017, at 23:25, Paul Schreiber <synth1 at airmail.net> wrote:
>>> 
>>> DT sucks so bad, I stopped using Altium and have laid out 45 pc boards on it. Tragic.
>>> 
>>> Paul S.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Synth-diy [mailto:synth-diy-bounces at synth-diy.org] On Behalf Of Tom Wiltshire
>>> Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2017 4:59 PM
>>> To: Tim Ressel
>>> Cc: SYNTH DIY
>>> Subject: Re: [sdiy] Dip Trace: free and worth every penny
>>> 
>>> DipTrace isn’t free, and it’s very good software. Certainly at least as good as Eagle, which I would happily be as dismissive about.
>>> 
>>> If you have the selection arrow tool highlighted, you can hover over the track you’re interested in, and the whole net lights up.
>>> 
>>> See, simple?
>>> 
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>>>> On 5 Sep 2017, at 22:17, Tim Ressel <timr at circuitabbey.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> Hi,
>>>> 
>>>> Does anyone have Dip Trace chops?  I am forced to use it to troubleshoot someone else's design. As far as I can tell, DT sucks. I can't find a way to highlight a schematic net and have it show up on the layout. Is there a way? To get around I highlighted R10 but in the layout it shows a different value than in the schematic.
>>>> 
>>>> Eagle has spoiled me I guess...
>>>> 
>>>> --
>>>> --Tim Ressel
>>>> Circuit Abbey
>>>> timr at circuitabbey.com
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