Ian,

All works fine.  From the install that I found this bug, this is the way the
INI file was ordered, I did not change what was there, changed added to the
end what was missing.  But here is the extremely curious thing.  Why does
installing Protel from the CD onto a clean machine have different effects?
ie.  Why does this not happen on all installations?  I have unistalled and
manually deleted all *99SE.ini files and re-installed or after installing on
a fresh machine and do I not have to change the INI file for this
correction?

Obviously there must be some other bug going on.  You have one layer drawing
order, and I have two drawing orders.  One missing mechanical layers 5-16,
and one with the mechancial layers.  And from reading the thread, it would
seem that some people have had this problem and other not.

Anthony Whitesell
Sunrise Labs


-----Original Message-----
From: Ian Wilson [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2002 12:54 AM
To: Protel EDA Forum
Subject: Re: [PEDA] Solution to Setup Mechanical Layers


On 04:37 PM 13/02/2002 -0500, Anthony Whitesell said:

>Ken,
>
>I had this problem myself a while back.  Mechanical Layer 1-4 work fine,
but
>5-16 disappear when refreshed using View -> Refresh.  When I was
>investigating this I had to flip though each layer using the + key to
>refresh the board, because view -> refresh was not setup correctly.  The
>problem is that the layer drawing order does not contain the mechanical
>layers beyond layer 4. (When Protel increased to 16 mechancial layers they
>forgot to add them to the layer drawing order in the INI file).  Check
under
>TOOLS -> PREFERENCES -> DISPLAY -> LAYER DRAWING ORDER and see if all of
>your (mechanical) layers are listed there.  I had to manually edit the
>ADVPCB99SE.INI file and change some of the LayerDrawingOrderxx=xx because
>there is no add button beacuse all of the layers SHOULD be listed.  It
>represents the list of the layers in the board and the order they are to be
>drawn.
>
>Below is a copy of the layer drawing order from my modified INI file:
>
>LayerDrawingOrder0=76

Anthony,

This is funny, according to the info on layer numbers that I was provided
(by Protel) on the layer numbering you have LayerDrawingOrder0 as the
background layer.  I wonder what affect this is having?

My ini file has:
LayerDrawingOrder0=74
LayerDrawingOrder1=33
LayerDrawingOrder2=34
LayerDrawingOrder3=75
LayerDrawingOrder4=0
LayerDrawingOrder5=1
LayerDrawingOrder6=2
LayerDrawingOrder7=3
...
...

My LayerDrawingOrder0 is set to to MultiLayer while yours is set to
BackGroundLayer.  I am intrigued about what the effect of you having the
first layer as the background?

(For a complete list of the layer numbers see the end of my other post on
this subject.)

Bye for now,
Ian Wilson

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