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Offline K6TR

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Re: Post on the upcoming Version 3.0 Beta
« Reply #50 on: February 21, 2016, 04:00:53 am »
Version 3.0 Beta has been released.

From the Diptrace News page :

DipTrace 3.0 Beta available now

Feb 17, 2016
Differential pairs | ODB++ | Gerber X2 | Custom Hotkeys | Updated component and 3D libraries
Since 2.9 Beta release we have significantly improved the overall performance of DipTrace.
We added differential pair single-trace routing and editing modes that allow for easy handling of differential pairs on high-density circuit boards.
Design Rule Check in 3.0 Beta verifies differential pairs for possible phase shift issues in real-time, based on the net class paramaters.
DRC fully describes the nature of an error and provides certain rule details for changing routing constraints.
Phase Tune tool allows the user to fix phase shifts on differential pairs with semi-automatic meander placement tool.
ODB++ and Gerber X2 manufacturing outputs improve the reliability of CAD-CAM data transfering, ensuring maximum understanding between you and a PCB house.
Switching to DipTrace has never been easier with customizable shortcuts and vast importing capabilities.
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Offline K6TR

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Re: Post on the upcoming next Beta Version 3.0 feature list
« Reply #51 on: February 21, 2016, 04:13:24 am »
Here is the list of new features for Version 3.0 from the DipTrace Webpage

Version 3.0 Beta (February 17, 2016)
- Differential pairs:
      Define differential pair and its rules;
      Automatic or manual defining of paired pads;
      Paired routing and editing of differential pair;
      Single-track differential pair routing and editing;
      Phase tune tool (place custom / regular size meanders);
      Real-time control of phase and length tolerance;
      Differential pair manager;
      Support of differential pairs for external autorouters, recognition of paired traces.
- Custom user-defined keyboard shortcuts for tools and dialogs.
- ODB++ (version 7.0) manufacturing output.
- Gerber X2 manufacturing output.
- DRC rule details (easy editing of routing constraints).
- Tree view of 3D models in All Models list, sorted by categories (folders).
- Overall speed and memory optimization for large designs.
- Optimized UI fonts.
- 8143 new components.
- 5694 new STEP models for 3D.
 

Offline monksod

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Re: Post on the upcoming next Beta
« Reply #52 on: February 21, 2016, 06:06:06 am »
Do you know if users of the "free-for-noncommercial" 500-pin version are able to upgrade? The download page seems to suggest no?
 

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Re: Post on the upcoming next Beta
« Reply #53 on: February 21, 2016, 01:02:31 pm »
*Sighs* Still no native OS X version. But hey, at least they optimized the UI Fonts...
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Offline john_p_wi

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Re: Post on the upcoming next Beta
« Reply #54 on: February 21, 2016, 01:28:51 pm »
I wonder what the percentage of users are that require the high speed diff pair routing is compared to the number that use the daily fundamentals features that are lacking in some of the most basic areas? 

It seems that diff pair implementation was a "Hail Mary" attempt....
 

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Re: Post on the upcoming next Beta
« Reply #55 on: February 22, 2016, 01:08:17 am »
Some of the forum users have been complaining about the speed of 3.0 over 2.4, apparently they have introduced new protection which is slowing it down, not used V3, can anyone comment on the speed?
 


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