the schem wiring could be better
but as a result of experience what i do is right click a lot between end
points
it's not too hard and often makes editing easier
it helps if you can anticipate what you are going to change :)

Dennis Saputelli

Jon Elson wrote:
> 
> "Watnoski, Michael" wrote:
> 
> > Hi All,
> >
> >         I will admit that I have had more experience with PCAD than Protel.
> > I have used PCAD for about 3 years and Protel for only abut six months now.
> >
> >         It is the common things that Protel fails in that drive me crazy.
> > Things like having to readjust the wire after moving a component.
> 
> This is an area where progress has been backward.  The old DOS
> (Autotrax or Accel Tango DOS) program did a lot better in schematic
> manipulation than the current program.  Moving a selected block of a schematic
> usually ends in a mess that takes a few minutes to clean up.
> 
> > Protel
> > will keep the wires connected unless this option is turned off.  PCAD allow
> > a component to be dropped on a wire and it will split the wire and connect
> > each end to the pins.  Protel will short the component, so the wire must be
> > deleted first and two new wires drawn.  I also don't like that Protel will
> > delete all wires drawn in the same operation rather than just the selected
> > wire.
> 
> The handling of wire segments that were placed at different times as being
> totally
> different from a bunch of segments that were placed in one operation is a very
> annoying 'fetaure'.  IE. if you select a wire that was all drawn at one time,
> it all
> selects.  If you select a wire segment that was drawn just by itself, only that
> 
> segment selects.  If you move a segmant that was drawn together witrh others,
> it drages the ends of the attached segments.  If you move a separately-drawn
> segment, you only move that segment.
> 
> Jon

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