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I have come across this problem recently.  In my case, I had an arc, for a
pad, with a small pad buried within it.

I got around the problem by using the 'update all primitives from component
pads' function, which is in the drop down menu in the Netlist Manager.

This automatically set the arc to the net of the pad that was buried in it.

Hope this helps.

Mike.

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"Jim Parr" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> on 02/10/2001 12:50:39

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Subject:  [PEDA] Fw: Copper primitives in pcb components Oops!


Just bumped into the excerpt below on similar subject.
I think this may answer my question as fully as pcb editor will allow.  Is
this so?
Jim Parr

>If you insist on using traces, you must assign the net to those traces in
>the PCB editor. You will be able to edit them there. You may also be able
>to use global edits (select all occurrences of your footprint, then do a
>global edit on one of the traces -- you will need to unlock primitives on
>all those components, remember to relock them when you are done).

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----- Original Message -----
From: Jim Parr <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: Protel EDA Forum <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Tuesday, 2 October 2001 23:31
Subject: Copper primitives in pcb components.


> Hi all,
>
> I recall seeing something on this in the forum some time ago but forget
what
> the details were.
>
> If I create oddball pad shapes with 'tracks' I seem to have lots of
trouble.
> The primary one is related to DRC violations when parts are imported to
pcb.
> Even if I have "assign net to connected copper" switched in, I still seem
to
> have to manually mess with the component and primitive net assignment to
> 'bed' it in.
>
> How is this done without pain and grief and without exploding the
component
> to discrete primitives?  All copper is 'connected' physically to an
official
> protel 'pad'.
>
> Thanks in advance to anyone who can assist.
>
> ===================================
>
> While on the general subject, I do wish ---
>
> The "Update PCB" utility stored ALL the options when an edit session is
> closed.  Often get caught with having to clean up junk on pcb the next
> morning when I forget to kill off all the synchronisation switches I
rarely
> use.
>
> That unique .cfg file-names were guaranteed for .sch & .pcb.  Use of same
> file-name for small sch-->pcb following the cues that Protel itself
provides
> causes .cfg settings to be shared (I don't know the details) and much
> confusion prevails - the most annoying being that "annotate" in schematic
> crashes completely - every time.
> Different sch & pcb file-names - no problem.
>
> Jim Parr
>
>






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