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How to: rounded PCB corners in DipTrace?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Mike - K8LH, Nov 3, 2017.

  1. Mike - K8LH

    Mike - K8LH Well-Known Member

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    As the title suggests... anyone know how to make rounded PCB corners using the DipTrace PCB software? I need it for a little retro' Computer project board (see below).

    TIA... Cheerful regards, Mike

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  2. jpanhalt

    jpanhalt Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Good morning, Mike.

    I use Eagle, not DipTrace. Apparently there are two ways to do it in DipTrace. One is to draw in a program that supports DXF and export to DipTrace. That is exactly what I do for complex or dimensionally rigorous outlines.

    Anther way was found on Google, but I have not tried it. Two separate threads on different forums said effectively the same thing, so I quote them here:
    With Eagle one has similar options for drawing, but it can be tricky to trim or get truly closed, not just close, outlines. I generally don't mess with Eagle drawing and go the DXF route, except for the most simple instances.

    John
     
  3. Mike - K8LH

    Mike - K8LH Well-Known Member

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    Gosh, that was simple. Thank you, John. I thought I had tried that (face palm)...

    Cheerful regards, Mike

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