Hi Folks,

And not only that --

When top Cu. layer is OFF - invisible, you cannot select components from the
top overlay or bottom Cu for many of the select menus.  This is only an
issue if you have (needlessly for the most part) switched off top layer
because you are working on a simple single-side, leaded board.

I also find I have lots of conceptual problems when selectively moving
primitives between layers.  I end up having to do this quite often (move or
copy) between mechanical layers.  There is always a way to get it done but I
wish I could figure out how to set up a "select on current layer" mode and
race around selecting only those bits & bobs I want on current layer only.
If there is a standard option to accomplish this I haven't found it yet.

While in moan mode - does anyone know how to set up 'dimension' display for
printing/viewing with values truncated to 'n' significant digits or decimal
places?

Any ideas out there?

Regards all,
Jim Parr




----- Original Message -----
From: Frank Gilley <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: Protel EDA Forum <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Tuesday, 18 September 2001 10:14
Subject: Re: [PEDA] Bug query?


> I have tried this... and he's right, it won't select through-hole
> components if they are designated as being on the TOP layer.
Through-holes
> mounted from the BOTTOM layer will select.  Exception:  Free pads will
> select no matter what.
> Protel definitely doesn't like its top-layer being turned off.  If you do
> single-siders, leave the top layer on and just don't put any tracks on
> it/don't generate any gerbers for that layer.
>
> As to whether or not this is a bug...hmmm we'd have to take a vote.
>
> Frank
>
>
> At 05:01 PM 9/17/2001 -0500, Jon wrote:
>
>
> >Richard Thompson wrote:
> >
> > > Hi group
> > >
> > > Can anyone confirm if this is a bug or not please?
> > >
> > > in protel 99se pcb editor.  if i click left mouse and drag over
components
> > > to select them it only selects the surface mount components and not
> > > conventional through hole.  This is on a simple single sided board
with
> > > mixed SMD and through hole comps. (multi layer is on, as is bottom
artwork
> > > etc but not top artwork)
> >
> >Wierd!  I can assure you it doesn't behave like that for me, on typical
> >2 or 4 layer boards.
> >
> > > If i turn the top layer on (which i'm not using) the click drag works
fine
> > > and selects all components properly. The top layer does not have to be
> > > selected as current, it mearly has to be active in design/options.
> > > SMD parts are on bottom artwork layer only, through hole pads are
> > multilayer
> > > (using pad stack for different sizes.  Obviously the multilayer pads
> > are the
> > > problem but why?
> >
> >Well, designing a board with no top copper is kind of strange.  If there
> >is only one copper layer, maybe you should call that top copper, and
> >not design the board from the opposite side.
> >
> > >
> > > Its not a problem as such but surely it shouldn't behave like this?
> >
> >It is quite conceivable that noone ever tried this!
> >
> >Jon
>
> Frank Gilley
> Dell-Star Technologies
> (918) 838-1973 Phone
> (918) 838-8814 Fax
> [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> http://www.dellstar.com

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