Wednesday 22 June 2022
Snap to Objects
Greatly improved snap to objects.
Monday 20 June 2022
Fix for rectangular pads connected to copper pour sometimes not fully connecting.
Sunday 19 June 2022
Imported 3D Models
Fix for imported 3D models in footprints placed on the rear of the PCB being incorrectly position in the 3D view. This did not affect Gerber output.
Saturday 18 June 2022
Strict Design is on by default in the DRC.
This stops you deleting footprints, tracks, etc. in the PCB that would affect the electrical integrity of the schematic. You should edit your design in the schematic.
The PCB is for layout and routing; not for changing electrical connectivity between parts.
However, if you insists on deleting things in the PCB then you can turn Strict Design on/off in the DRC Panel.
Tuesday 14 June 2022
Fix for edit cell losing focus when changing the terminal or pad name.
Monday 13 June 2022
The checklist panel will auto-zoom the PCB as well as the schematic when you select a connection.
This makes it easy to correlate schematic and PCB connections.
Thursday 9 June 2022
Bug - Yellow Pads
•Fix for yellow pads not showing when viewing from the bottom.
You can now select more than one track segment and unroute them.
Sunday 5 June 2022
Spice Advanced Model Tab
Added properties panel for all Spice model types. This allows you to enter comprehensive device model parameters for simulation.
Spice Simulation Videos
Coming soon, more videos on how to do device simulation.
Thursday 2 June 2022
•Added buttons to the Status Bar to edit selected graphical enitites.
•Same for Graphics Add Menu
Saturday 29 May 2022
Eagle Board and Schematic Import
•Improved PCB border and cutouts.
•Tuesday 24 May 2022
Bug / User Interface Fixes
•Editing some entities such as pads and curves did not update viewports even though the edited object was changed.
•Changing the color for top and bottom solder-masks did not work in the layers panel. However, It worked in the PCB border panel. So both methods are now OK.
Friday 20 May 2022
•Now keeps original sikscreen patterns.
•3D models automatically created if part type recognized..
Sunday 15 May 2022
Coming soon - AutoTRAX on iOS - Download from Apple AppStore. Free for licensed users
Works on iPhone and iPad as well as MacOS
AutoTRAX on Apple iPad
Also AutoTRAX on MacOS
Wednesday 12 May 2022
Added Uncamco Reference Gerber Button
Added button in the Tools menu to display the Ucamco free online Gerber Viewer.
Ucamco, developer of the Gerber Format, now offers a free online Gerber Viewer.
Karel Tavernier brings an overview of the main features
Check out the Reference Gerber Viewer on https://gerber-viewer.ucamco.com
Ucamco: Free Online Reference Gerber Viewer
Sunday 2 April 2022
Connecting Arc and Curves to Copper Pour
Added option in the properties panel for arcs and curves to connect then to bounding copper pour regions.
Friday 1 April 2022
Connecting Lines and Polylines to Copper Pour
Added option in the properties panel for lines and polylines to connect then to bounding copper pour regions.
Before Copper Pour Fill
After Copper Pour Fill
Friday 25 March 2022
Improved Graphics for Imported Eagle Parts
Wednesday 16 March 2022
Increased Transparency of 'Hidden' Symbol Terminal Names and Pin Names
Tuesday 15 March 2022
Improved Symbols in Eagle Library Import
Tuesday 1 March 2022
Dipped Tantalum Parametric Capacitor
•Variant of Disc Parametric part.
Saturday 26 February 2022
Design Rule Checker Panel
•Errors found are now grouped by error type. This makes it easier to view them.
Friday 25 February 2022
Design Rule Checker
•Added more extensive details to errors found.
•Added two buttons to turn on/off all checks. This makes it easier just to turn off all checks expect a single check such as unrouted tracks.
Thusday 24 February 2022
New user registration page. https://forum.dexpcb.com/
Design Rule Checker
•Added design rule for pads assigned to power planes not connected to power plane.
•Added design rule for pads assigned to split-power planes not connected to split-power plane.
•Expanded erro listing giving more details.
Auto-Routing Pads to Power Planes
Routing Pads to Split-Power Planes
Hold down left mouse button over un-routed segment and drag track inside the split-power plane area.
Saturday 19 February 2022
New Community Page on YouTube
Convert/Edit Multiple Parametric Parts in Projects
You can now select one or more footprints in a projects and:
•Convert then all to another parametric footprint type e.g. from TPH axial resistors to SMT chip resistors.
•Edit any of the properties and all selected will be changed.
Monday 14 February 2022
3DConnection SpaceMouse Support
View 3DConnection Website
Wednesday 2 February 2022
Route Panel - Hiding Unselected Tracks
Seeing individual track routing more clearly.
Improved manipulators for translation, scaling and rotation.
Bug / User Interface Fixes
•3D Pad holes in copper pours fixed.
•3D track width fixed (wrong width in rare circumstances).
•Units buttons missing in some dialogs (microns and metres)
•Improved editor with scale.
•Status bar optimized.
Friday 28 January 2022
Number Entry Controls
Rotary popup control added.
Click the button
Option to hide/show calculator and popup rotary value control buttons. Right click shows context menu.
Sunday 23 January 2022
Ground selector for Spice model
You can now assign a Spice terminal to ground.
Input for large/small numbers
You can now input numbers in scientific format. e.g. 1.23-e4
Popup rotary dial for varying large/small numbers.
Hold down the left mouse button shows popup rotation dial.
Wednesday 19 January 2022
Vias in Footprints
•Fixed incorrect 3D position of vias in rotated footprints.
Friday 14 January 2022
The Eagle library importer has improved shape optimizer.
Friday 7 January 2022
The installer will download and install .NET 4.8 if needed. Windows 10 should already have .NET 4.8 installed.
It works on:
•Windows 7 SP1, 8.1 Update
•Windows 10 v1607-v1809
•Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, 2012, 2012 R2 Update, 2016, v1803-v1809, 2019
Thursday 6 January 2022
PCB Cutouts and Holes in 3D
You can now see the true effect of cutouts and holes in your PCB.
Note: This cutout will generate many DRC errors as tracks and pads are cut.
Tuesday 4 January 2022
•Fixed incorrect paragraph vertical position with empty lines at the start and/or at the end of the text entity.
•Fixed incorrect paragraph left and right alignment.
Monday 3 January 2022
Design Rule Checker
Fixed false positive error reporting un-routed track end when track ends on a track junction.
Eagle Part Import
Parts with embedded holes now position holes correctly.
Sunday 2 January 2022
Improved movement and editing of vias.
Fix for sometimes jagged movement of footprints when dragging.
Saturday 1 January 2022
Repeat Adding Resistor
Fix for bug when all resistors had terminals refering to pads in the first resistor.