Colby, Brad,

            Yesterday late in the afternoon, Michelle at Protel Tech support
helped me out with that problem.

As a newbie to Protel, (or any other program for that matter), I usually
keep the default settings if they look right. In the rules section under
clearance constraint I overlooked the setting on which net the rule applied
to, and I had it set on "any net". I thought that was ok. I was wrong; the
any net option will light up a DRC clearance constraint between a pad and a
trace of the SAME net.

When I set that rule to "different nets", about 90% of all my DRC errors
were gone leaving me with real DRC violations. Now, if I were to have turned
off the clearance constraint like somebody mentioned, I would not have seen
the real errors and I would have had a useless board.

Kind regards to all,

Bryan Bernesi

----- Original Message -----
From: "Colby - PowerStream" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Multiple recipients of list proteledausers"
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Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2001 12:50 PM
Subject: Re: [PROTEL EDA USERS]: reconnecting nets


> Bryan,
>
> It is possible that the rest of the board was lighting up for the same
> reason you could not route the pads together.
>
> Have you checked it after going through the procedure in the order listed?
> Is the whole board still lit up?
>
> After you go through the procedure to update the primitives, re-run the
> Batch DRC to see if it will clear the violations.
>
> Also... a common thing I forgot as well...  Make sure you are not getting
> Component Clearance violations that you consider irrelevant.  In your
Design
> Rules under the Placement tab there is a rule for component clearance...
if
> this was left at the default of 10mil this may be where some violations
are
> coming from.  I personally turn this off... but you may want to look here
as
> well.
>
> Check to see what type of violations they are by changing the Browse
> pull-down to violations.  Knowing what type of violation and the details
of
> the primitives involved will definitely help in finding their cause.
>
> Let me know if this helps.
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
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>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Bryan Bernesi <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: Multiple recipients of list proteledausers
> <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2001 10:42 AM
> Subject: Re: [PROTEL EDA USERS]: reconnecting nets
>
>
> > Thank you very, very much Colby. I was following the wrong steps before.
> >
> > I still have not gotten a response from Protel Tech support..... but
would
> > you know why my complete board would be lighting up with clearance
> > violations??? and how can I fix this problem without turning off the
> > clearance constraint rule, just in case there is a DRC....
> >
> > Very kind regards,
> >
> > Bryan Bernesi
> >
> >
> >
> >
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