This happened to me once before.

For some reason Protel got stuck in the "place line" instead of interactive
routing mode.

I think the way I got it to work properly again was to right click somewhere
in the PCB editor work space and select the top menu item "Interactive
Routing".


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Craig Elison [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Thursday, 15 November 2001 10:00 AM
> To: PEDA
> Subject: [PEDA] Lost manual router?
> 
> 
> 
> I just found a problem I've never seen before with Protel 
> 99SE (SP6).  Can
> anyone help?  I can't manually route.  If I try to connect 
> (with a track)
> two pads, both showing the same net name, both pads light up 
> with an online
> DRC error.  The track connecting them shows "NO NET".  It 
> seems to show the
> error because both pads have a net assigned, but the track 
> doesn't.  Its not
> the database.  The same database on another system works 
> fine.  I removed
> and reinstalled Protel twice, no change. I get the same 
> problem trying to
> connect any two pads with the same net.  The ratsnest looks fine.
> 
> I sent Protel tech support the file at their request.  No call back.
> 
> Craig Elison
> Lead Design Engineer
> TRI-C Design, Inc.
> 
> 

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