In the past, to help grab & edit SCHEMATIC arcs, I would temporarily set
the system grid to 1 & disable the electrical grid.

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Brian Guralnick



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From: "Abd ul-Rahman Lomax" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Multiple recipients of list proteledausers"
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Sent: Monday, March 05, 2001 3:49 PM
Subject: Re: [PROTEL EDA USERS]: Schematic arc problems


> At 10:59 AM 3/5/01 -0700, Eric Albach wrote:
> >     I am having a difficult time using arcs in 99SE schematics.  Once
> > created they
> >are nearly impossible to move or change properties.
>
> I do not find that to be the case.
>
> >   I can only move them by
> >placing text nearby, selecting both and then moving the text.
>
> That's the kind of workaround that I'd encourage users to think of when
> they are in a tight spot and can't get things to work any other way, but
it
> should not be necessary.
>
> >   If I want to change
> >an arc it is easiest to delete and re-create.
>
> There are two ways to delete an object. One is to select it and the clear
> the selection. But if Mr. Albach is deleting the arc using Edit/Delete and
> then clicking on the arc, the same click should normally be able to pick
it
> up for movement.
>
> >   Sometimes I can change properties
> >by setting a small snap grid and then double clicking around the arc 10
to 20
> >times.
>
> This is a clue. First of all, I suspect that the arc is large. To pick up
> an arc, it is necessary to click on the outline, and Protel allows a
> certain margin of error. Some positions around the arc might be difficult
> to pick up. Using a smaller grid would allow one to click closer. It might
> also help if the arc is set to a wide line, but I don't know that this is
> really a factor.
>
> >     Is there an easier way around this?  Hopefully SP6 has fixed the
problem?
>
> Running SP6, I had very little difficulty picking up even large arcs, but
I
> don't know that this is an SP6 fix.
>
>
>
>
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