An one more note.
Not only does it ONLY put down the first footprint on the list,
but any time during a sync, if you do want to update footprints
it will replace any footprint other than the first one on the list
with the first one on the list even if locked. Which in my mind
why bother having a lisy of footprints if it realy only uses the first one
on the list. I am using 99SE SP6.
Is there any way around that?

Robert M. Wolfe, C.I.D.
[EMAIL PROTECTED]

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ian Wilson" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Saturday, December 22, 2001 5:51 AM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] multi sheet problems


> On 03:52 PM 21/12/2001 -0500, Bob Wolfe said:
> >Dwight,
> >I believe it is the first one on the list of footprints it will actually
put
> >on the board.
>
> The list of four footprints in Protel is a convenience thing only.  You do
> not have to use any of them.  There used to be a bug (in P98 I think -
that
> would substitute the first footprint in the list for what you entered if
> what you entered started with the same letter exactly as the (longer)
> manually entered text.  At least I think that is what the bug was - I
> assume that bug no longer exists.
>
> >And the only one it will automatically put on the board.
> >In my situation I would really like an option to update automatically in
one
> >shot all of the footprints in a board to what is in the library. I did
talk
> >to Protel
> ><..snip..>
> >thanks for the help, but I really think there should be an update ALL
> >footprints
> >per library part option capability in one shot.
> >Bob
> >Robert M. Wolfe, C.I.D.
> >[EMAIL PROTECTED]
>
> Earlier versions of Protel did have an "Update All" which would update all
> the footprints from the library.  It was removed from later versions.  I
> have yet to see an explanation of why this was but my impression is that
it
> was removal by design not by default.  Maybe there had been some problems
> with its use?  I certainly remember using it a lot.
>
> It is a pain doing it now as the update will not occur unless you change
> the footprint to something else and then back again.  But this has the
> problem that you have to choose a footprint with matching pins - so full
> global update is difficult.
>
> A server could be written to do this of course.
>
> I am not sure what Bob is trying to achieve, just picking up on a couple
of
> points.
>
> Ian Wilson
>

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