DipTrace is an advanced PCB design software application that consists of 4 modules: PCB Layout with high-speed autorouter and 3D viewer / STEP export, Schematic Capture, Component and Pattern Editors that allow you to design custom component libraries.
Version: 3.1DipTrace is an advanced PCB design software application that consists of 4 modules: PCB Layout with shape-based autorouter, high-speed / differential signal routing tools, and 3D PCB Preview / Export, Schematic Capture, and Component / Pattern Editors that allow you to design custom component / footprint libraries. Besides being very simple to learn, this software provides wide engineering capabilities with intuitive user interface. Schematic capture works with hierarchical and multi-sheet schematics.
Operating System: Windows
Instant converting to PCB, renewing a circuit board from schematic, and comparing them keeps an entire PCB project in sync on all design stages. DipTrace provides manual and automatic placement tools and is capable of routing single- and multilayer circuit boards (including PCBs with jumper wires) with a full control over the layer stackup.
The software also supports external autorouters. Smart manual routing tools allow the users to finalize complex high-density designs with differential pairs and high-speed data buses and get a working prototype on time.
An accurate shape-based copper pour system with different possible fill types, thermals, and priority levels is available. Electrical Rule Check (ERC), Design Rule Check (DRC and Real-Time DRC), and Net Connectivity Check ensure the error-free working environment.
ERC checks connections in the schematic by pin type, short circuit, etc. DRC verifies sizes and clearances between the objects on the circuit board, differential pair phase tolerances, and length-matching rules according to custom constraints.
Net Connectivity checks if all nets are properly connected. DipTrace is highly flexible and allows for exchanging schematics, layouts, and libraries with other EDA and CAD packages.
DipTrace Schematic Capture and PCB Layout also support popular netlist formats and SPICE. Output formats: DXF, Gerber, ODB++, Gerber X2, IPC-D-356A, N / C Drill, and G-code. Standard libraries include 140.000+ components and 7, 500 3D models.
Version 3.1: - Trace length matching tools and DRC rules - Layer Stackup table - Improved Phase Tune tool - New hotkeys, UI polishing, and speed optimizations - 11,000+ new parts - 7500+ STEP models for 3D Preview
Version 3.0: - Differential Pairs - ODB++ export - Gerber X2 export - Configurable hotkeys - UI polishing and speed optimization - 15000+ new parts - 5000+ STEP models for 3D
Version 2.4: - 3D STEP Export - IPC-D-356A Netlist Export - Updated UI - Unicode - New library management - 15000+ new parts
Version 2.1: - High-class shape-based auto-router - Dimensions - Improved component editors - Saving settings with project file - OrCAD Import/Export - many other new features - UI polishing - Windows Vista/7 compatibility - 16000+ new components
Version 2.0: - Design manager - Hierarchical schematic - Fanout - Manual routing improved - Arc traces - many other new features - 8000+ new components
Version 1.50: - Open GL, Direct 3D - Vector font - Panelizing - Copper pour island removal - Selecting/Deselecting objects by type, layer, etc. - many other new features - 9000+ new components
Version 1.40: - Auto-placement - Placement by list and arrangement - Spice support - Edge connector patterns support (smd pads on both sides of pattern) - gerber "export all" option - quick update from Schematic (shortcut key) - many other new features
Version 1.23: 1. Custom thermals for pads. 2. Sorting in Component and Pattern Editors. 3. 'Zoom Extents" tool in Schematic and PCB. 4. Separate scale and position for Schematic pages. 5. Checking net connectivity feature. 6. "Save to File" button in schematic comparison dialog box. 7. "Paste sub-menu" by right click in design area. 8. Raster and Font vectorization for gerber was improved. 9. Unlimited zoom in Gerber and N/C drill preview. 10. Separate selection of each wire of net or bus in Schematic. 11. Moving vias and "add node" features were improved. 12. Renaming and Deleting nets in connection manager. 13. PopUp menu when trying to merge nets in PCB. 14. Returning origin to default position feature. 15. Editing wire nodes in Schematic was improved. 16. Printing negative in PCB Layout. 17. "R" or "Space" to rotate part text while moving (F10). 18. "Apply to" options for pad properties dialog box. 19. Selection of overlapping objects by repeated clicks. 20. Import P-CAD PDIF in Schematic and PCB. 21. Import Eagle Script and P-CAD ASCII library formats.
Version 1.22.r2: - Gerber - number of logical layers was corrected, saving drill symbols comment. - Customizable origin in all programs, part/pattern origin. - Placement components/patterns by coordinates, X and Y in properties. - Copper pour to MtHole rule check was corrected. - "Paste Mask for SMD pads only" option for gerber export. - Saving silk font in pcb and schematic files. - Use design origin in Gerber, DXF, N/C Drill, Pick and Place. - Exporting BOM to file. - Saving tables to file (Text or Excel CSV). - Editing text in scale and grid boxes. - Inserting/Deleting points in polylines/polygons/copper pour. - Mirror feature focus was corrected. - Manual routing was improved, free angle mode, hot keys. - Number of holes and holes by size were added to "Design Information" in PCB Layout. - "Hide Wire" feature in Schematic (net submenu).
Version 1.22.r1: Assymmetric polygonal pads rotating was corrected. - Esc button can be used to turn on default mode. - Working with layers in Component and Pattern Editors was improved. - Design/Schematic Info in PCB Layout and Schematics. - Working with Jumper Wires and Layers for nets was improved. - Clearing pad/via holes in Gerber. - Autorouter was improved. - Replacing components of defined type in Schematic and PCB Layout. - Pin sub-menu/Net properties item in Schematic. - DRC was improved (check copper pours, jumpers; list of errors; templates)