i think i remember running into this
as i recall I had to go back to 2.8 to fix it up for re-import

Dennis Saputelli

Linden Doyle wrote:
> 
> Greetings all,
> 
>     How do I unlock component strings ?
> 
>     I didn't even know they could be locked.
> 
>     I am editing a legacy design using 99SE+SP6 (somebody else started in Autotrax, 
>last edited in Protel98)
>     All mods have been completed and I'm now putting component designators and 
>comments in the positions that I want them. When selecting each string to be moved 
>Protel issues the warning: "Primitive is locked. continue?"
>     Hitting "Yes" allows me to reposition the string. I have seen (and used) locked 
>components before but have never seen this type of thing when manipulating component 
>strings. This isn't the end of the world but it is annoying when I need to move a lot 
>of strings.
> 
>     Has anyone seen this behaviour before? Or better still how to fix it? Am I 
>missing something blatantly obvious? (it is Monday after all...)
>     There is nothing in the string edit dialogue box that allows the string to be 
>locked or unlocked. The strings are behaving as though it is a component primitive 
>(ie: pad or track). I've never seen this behaviour in all the designs I have done 
>from scratch or upgraded over the years.
> 
>     (I know about the existence of the string positioning functions but I have some 
>mechanical constraints that I want the text to avoid - easier done manually)
> 
> Any help appreciated...
> 
> TIA
> 
> LINDEN DOYLE
> Product Development Engineer
> Zener Electric Pty Ltd
> 
> [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Ph: +61 2 9795 3600
> Fax: +61 2 9795 3611

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