Brian Keen

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  • Brian Keen commented,

    Although it's not responsible for the 'Component to board' error, if the component pins are not shown going through the board for a particular component in 3D view this may be down to the Pin Lengt...

  • Brian Keen created a post,

    Installing the Library Loader

    Did anyone else encounter problems when trying to install the Library Loader? The following link supposedly descibes how to install the Library Loader:- https://designspark.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/art...

  • Brian Keen commented,

    When I mentioned 'the hole does appear when you print', what I meant was that the pad hole appears when you print the Bottom Copper layer. I didn't mean when printing the actual 3D view - I didn't ...

  • Brian Keen created a post,

    3D View shows blocked drill holes

    This must be a bug :- Add a pad to a PCB. Using the Bottom Copper layer, cover the pad with a closed shape. The pad drill hole then vanishes in 3D view. Surely a drill hole in a pad should apply to...

  • Brian Keen created a post,

    Interaction Bar changes after switching main windows/view

    When viewing a PCB file in the main window, The Interaction Bar contains 3 different tabs/windows: 'Layers', 'GoTo', 'Add Component'. Suppose I have, for example, 'Layers' active in the Interaction...

  • Brian Keen created a post,

    Last selected layer not used by several Add Shape tools (DS 9.0)

    Some of the 'Add Shape' tools such as 'Add Closed Shape', 'Add Open Shape', 'Add Shape Rectangle', 'Add Shape Circle' etc. don't use the currently selected / last used layer. Instead they appear to...

  • Brian Keen commented,

    I decided to live with pads on the Top Copper layer - although it did result in some problems when I etched the board:- As I'm making a double sided board that operates at high frequencies, I thoug...

  • Brian Keen created a post,

    How to create pad on bottom copper layer only

    In the past I have only made single layer PCBs at home using DS. To do this I created designs using two layers (Top Copper and Bottom Copper) and used the Bottom Copper layer to make a single sided...

  • Brian Keen created a post,

    DS PCB 9.0.3 3D View Settings

    Either I have not understood something here or this is a bug... 1) Display a 3D view. 2) Display '3D View Settings Dialog box (Settings->3D Settings) 3) Under 'Settings' tab, check 'Exploded View o...

  • Brian Keen commented,

    My attempted solution above doesn't work as well as I had hoped! It removes the T_P errors (provided you connect the copper side pad to the same net as the associated via). However a Design Rule Ch...