Darren Conway

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  • Darren Conway commented,

    Hi The problem was the bottom edge of the thread template.  When I set the angle of the bottom edge to match the taper (1.791deg) it created a smooth surface (highlighted).  This allowed me to use ...

  • Darren Conway commented,

    Hi The problem I am having has nothing to do with the thread form. When I create the tapered helix, the left/right surface of the template remains.  This surface is highlighted above. In an attempt...

  • Darren Conway created a post,

    Tapered Threads

    Hi I am trying to create a BSP tapered thread. I have tried pulling a 2D thread form on a tapered helix to additively create the thread.  I get something like a helical string of spaghetti rather t...

  • Darren Conway created a post,

    Can't merge parts to a shell

    Hi I am drawing an engine casing for a steam engine.  I am trying to add various features to the shelled casing.  Specifically, I am trying to add a flange for a cover plate.  The problem is that I...

  • Darren Conway commented,

    Hi I know this is 2 years old but I hit the same problem. The solution is to create the part as a component. Then open the component. It opens in a separate window. Then export as a DXF file.  This...

  • Darren Conway commented,

    Hi Adding display of the x,y coordinates measured by the ruler tool.This is available if you are not snapping to the component or grid and use the "Report" button. The Reports done give me the i...

  • Darren Conway commented,

    Hi 20 years ago nearly every component I used fitted on a 0.1" grid.   I only used SMDs for special applications (RF).  I routed on a 25mil grid and auto-routing provided a reasonable layout. Now I...

  • Darren Conway commented,

    Hi I am very fussy on PCB design.  The following images shows tracks I routed on the left.  Autoroute to the right. The autoroute might be electrically correct and in compliance with the rules, bu...

  • Darren Conway commented,

    Hi After some reading it seems that placing vias under a component is a bad idea because they suck away the solder creating bad joints. The Not Isolated feature does what I want to do.   I have pla...

  • Darren Conway commented,

    So after using the "Add Unrouted Connection" for a bit, I found that it works but has some nasty behaviours. If it is used to manually route two pads that are not perfectly aligned in the X or Y ax...