Hello Colby,

Thank you for passing along all that information. That should clear most of
the problems that I've been having.

Have a great day!

:)

Bryan Bernesi
----- Original Message -----
From: "Colby" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Multiple recipients of list proteledausers"
<[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2001 2:26 PM
Subject: Re: [PROTEL EDA USERS]: Anyone there?/SCH-PCB Sync.


> I personally prefer to use the Synchronizer.
>
> A few things to keep in mind.
>
> The two checkboxes on the bottom of the dialog.
> One creates a Room definition for each sheet in a project... this is the
Red
> Hatched box... you may or may not have seen one of these.  This option is
on
> by default.
>
> If you forget to uncheck that box and a red-hatched 'Room Definition'
shows
> up on your PCB... it/they can be safely deleted.
>
> The other box will create netclasses for the busses in your project if any
> exist... this is good for applying design rules for the entire bus in the
> PCB... saves you the time of creating the class yourself.
>
> I turn both of these off every time.
>
> The checkbox Assign Net to Connected Copper will run the Update Free
> Primitives from Component Pads process in PCB once the netlist has been
> loaded by the Synchronizer.
>
> ALWAYS Preview changes
> If you get a Warnings Tab check it... you can also print a report to
review
> as you go through correcting the problems.
>
> When this all looks good then check the Netlist Macros... if these look ok
> you should be good to go.
>
> The component matching dialog is something you will want to look at and
> experiment with so that you understand it.  Once you have used it enough
you
> can glance at this to make sure everything looks normal before
proceeding...
> it is best to look this over when revisions to the schematic have been
done.
> Where components may have changed and designators re-used.
>
> I use it more for updates from SCH to PCB... and rarely go the other way.
I
> am sure it works just as well(for the macros supported by SCH)  I just try
> to do most editing on the schematic first and update to PCB from there.
>
> If you choose to experiment with it... I suggest saving a copy of your PCB
> before attempting any updates... it is possible to mess up a board if
> everything is not checked over(accidentally use the wrong netlist scope...
> and forget to doublecheck it before you execute and some components may
> disappear for example)
>
> My final step is to run the Synch from SCH to PCB and see that no changes
> are required and the design is synchronized... gives me a bit of a warm
> fuzzy.
>
> Probably more information than you wanted ;)  but there it is anyway.
>
> The great thing is that the choice is there.  Both are effective... it is
> just a matter of preference.
>
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Dennis Saputelli <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: Multiple recipients of list proteledausers
> <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Sent: Friday, February 16, 2001 11:53 AM
> Subject: Re: [PROTEL EDA USERS]: Anyone there?/SCH-PCB Sync.
>
>
> > I too have been wary of the synchronizer
> > the method you describe is what we use, it seems to work fine and is not
> > very hard
> >
> > Dennis Saputelli
> >
> > Greg Olson wrote:
> > >
> > > It does seem to be light today, but I did see your post, so something
is
> > > working!
> > >
> > > I have a sort of procedural question I'd like to throw out to the
group.
> I
> > > have been using Protel 99 for a couple of years now both for schematic
> entry
> > > and the subsequent PCB creation. I have always created netlist from
the
> SCH
> > > and then gone into the PCB (which I manually place) and load nets. I
> also
> > > use this procedure if I make a change later in the SCH. I know about
the
> > > synchronize SCH and PCB function but have been wary of it, the one
time
> I
> > > tried it, it seemed to have a mind of its own. Is the way I'm doing it
> > > totally inefficient or is this a common practice?
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > Greg Olson
> > > DSX Access Systems, Inc.
> > >
>
>
>
>
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