Diptrace dpdt foot switch

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Diptrace dpdt foot switch

Postby ratrod » 02 Mar 2015, 05:47

Hi fellas, I am having a hell of a time trying to make a new component in diptrace for a dpdt foot switch, I got a deal on some alpha knock offs and they dont have the same foot print as the alpha original. Any help from diptrace users would be great, I have ran threw the tutorials but I'm coming up short.

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Re: Diptrace dpdt foot switch

Postby sinner » 02 Mar 2015, 08:10

Ill do it. But I have to finish my shift first. It's 5 minutes job, will do it later tonite
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Re: Diptrace dpdt foot switch

Postby ratrod » 02 Mar 2015, 09:01

Sinner, that will be great.... I just cant wrap my head around the editor.
Thank you very much

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Re: Diptrace dpdt foot switch

Postby sinner » 02 Mar 2015, 10:24

I'll try to do it in tutorial's form

It's really easy if you have component's spec sheet
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Re: Diptrace dpdt foot switch

Postby ratrod » 02 Mar 2015, 16:57

That would be great, I know it cant be that hard, just one of those things if I can see it I can do it.

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Re: Diptrace dpdt foot switch

Postby sinner » 03 Mar 2015, 00:12

Ok

So, I'm not sure how advanced you are in those things, but I'm assuming that you know you need both schematic simbol as well as the pattern

Lets start with the pattern

- launch diptrace, you see the starting menu - choose pattern editor
- have technical sheet of your switch in hand
- in the work field you have a manu titteled "pattern properties"
* from "type" submenu choose lines
* in "number of lines" type 3
* in "number of pads" type 6
* next two fields "pad spacing" and "line spacing" you typing spacing/dimensions from your datasheet (7.1mm (?) and 7.1mm in this case)
* "name" - give it a name like DPDT pcb, mini dpdt or whatever
* "refdes" - if it's a switch type SW, if resistor - R, capacitor - C - you get the idea...
- next select all the pads
- right click mouse and go to "properties"
- you can predefine spec of the pads in "type / dimensions" -> "pattern's pad properties..."
* you can define all the pad properties like the shape, wide of the pad, hole dimension or it's shape. It's more less personal choice when it comes to the pad size, but try to make the sizo of the hole bit bigger than 0.8mm.

Click ok, and ok, and that's all. Well almost - you can add the square simbol with switch's outter diameter for silkscreening.

- place the square in to the work field over the switch -> right mouse click -> properties
* select "1" and type in X field -6.1 (half the width) and 8.6 in Y field (half the height of the switch)
* select 2 and type in x 6.1 and -8.6

You can predefine the wide of component's silkscreen, but imo 0.25mm is fine

That's all. Save it and attach from the component editor

If anything is unclear, ask the questions.

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Re: Diptrace dpdt foot switch

Postby ratrod » 03 Mar 2015, 02:35

Thanks Sinner, I really appreciate the guidance, this is far better than you mking it for me, I learnd somrthing today....... The greatest forum and group of folx in the community.

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Re: Diptrace dpdt foot switch

Postby sinner » 03 Mar 2015, 10:51

My pleasure

Just a quick tips how to attach your pattern to the schematic

If you don't have schematic simbol you have to draw it in component editor

Open the editor and using the same component properties menu as with pattern pads choose "2 sides" in type menu, in width and pin spacing type the numbers of your choice, "left pins" and "right pins" type one and one. Next name it and in RefDes type SW (if you wont type anything there, diptrace will name components "U" by default


You can choose pins or pin sets freely in the main manu above the work field (looks like sort of magic wand with green surrounding) but the above procedure is the correct way how to do it

Now using the lines (or other shapes for other components) draw the shape of switch's schematic simbol and you're half way

What you have now is SPDT switch. Ok, you could draw full 2pdt, 3pdt or whatever in there, but the correct way, and more user friendly way is the way described below:

On the low left corner you can find bookmark called part 1, rigt click -> add -> and you have part two. Draw another section (spdt) as you just did before. Save it and you have dpdt :)

Make sure that the pattern pads and component (schematic) pin numbers have correct numbers

You can change it in right click -> pin properties or (better) pin menager

Now in upper menu -> component -> attach pattern

In this window click add next to the "library" and find the file with your patter. When you import it to the field, doble click it and you should see it in the black field above along with your schematic simbol. Make sure that pins matchs pads, you can find other section of the switch in menu above called "parts"

Now save it, import to your schematic editor and it's ready to use

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