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DipTrace for Windows

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Key Details of DipTrace

  • Design PCB layouts with an auto router or manual routing.
  • Last updated on June 27, 2017
  • There have been 9 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)


Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Why design circuit boards on paper when you have great software to help? DipTrace is a robust, powerful program that helps you easily design even the most complicated printed circuit boards. Create single- or multi-sheet circuit boards, create schematics, or export net lists to PCB. We especially liked the program's clean and intuitive interface.

All important features for designing and editing are conveniently located as one-touch buttons around the main editing screen. During testing, all program functions ran smoothly and error-free. For professionals who want a reliable PCB-design tool to small-business owners who don't want to spend a lot of cash on software to hobbyists who just want to play around with hardware design, this is a great application.

What's new in 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.

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DipTrace for Windows

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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
June 22, 2017
Latest update
June 27, 2017
Version
3.1
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows 10, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server, Windows 2003, Windows 8
Additional Requirements
None
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
34,450
Downloads Last Week
0

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User Reviews

3.6/5

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Developer's Description

Design PCB layouts with an auto router or manual routing.
DipTrace 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. 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.