One colour variation I use a lot is, set classic colours, set all layer
colours to half brighness and transparent mode on.

The when you select a net (or connected copper) its route across all layers
can be easily seen.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Geoff Harland [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: 22 August 2001 01:10
> To: Protel EDA Forum
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] [AEDA] ClientBasic Import, Export & Auto Palette.
>
>
> > Brian,
> >
> > Have you noticed under the Help|Macros menu option there is a call to a
> > Client Basic Color/Colour Set script?
> >
> > I assume you will do something similar but, in addition, allow
> the current
> > set to be saved.  Looking on the menu resource for this entry for shows
> the
> > process is:
> > Macro:RunMacro
> > with parameters
> > DesignName=\system\templates.ddb | DocumentName=macros\PcbColor.bas |
> > Language=ClientBasic
> >
> > There is also a script for recalling layer sets.
> >
> > I only just noticed them.  I wonder how many others have never
> seen them?
> >
> > Ian Wilson
>
> I don't know if it is still available for downloading from
> Protel's WebSite,
> but there used to be an addon Server, for use with Protel 3, which
> facilitated saving sets of layer colours, and restoring these (using the
> user-assignable name for each such set in order to select which set to
> restore). And I am pretty certain that this Server (and various
> others) was
> also included on the CD-ROM for AdvPcb 3.1.
>
> With a bit of editing (because of the increased number of layers
> available,
> and changes to aspects of the SDK code), this could be updated
> for use with
> Protel 99 SE. (The WebSite and CD-ROM provided not just the compiled .DLL
> file, but also all of the associated source code files.)
>
> Selecting an appropriate set of colours would facilitate viewing the PCB
> file in Transparent mode (even if that set was not used
> otherwise). It would
> not be too difficult to create a Process which could toggle the
> view between
> one state in which Transparent mode is *not* selected and one set
> of colours
> is used, and another state in which Transparent mode *is* selected and a
> different set of colours is used. Food for thought...
>
> Regards,
> Geoff Harland.
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