Hello Ivan, to set the file attributes to "read only" is no work-around in any case.
In our company the DDBs are stored on a Linux-Server. >From my Client-PC with WIN-2000 i could not change the file-attributes on the >Linux-Server. Because of that point, we are working with two different Design-Team-Members. The member "Admin" is allowed to change files and the member "Guest" is only allowed to view files. For editing a file we open it with "Admin"-Permissions. When the work is done, we open it with "Guest"-permissions to view it only. But be aware that Protel-99SE lets edit you read-only files - you could just not save them. I think this is also a big bug! Another bug is that if you have "Autosave" activated and your read-only file is opened, protel comes up with annoying messages like "you are not privileged to change the CAM-Manager" and such things. Because of this banana-software i burn every finished project on CDR, so i have always a backup DDB when Protel makes changes to a DDB by itself. To prohibit Protel from unwanted changes to the DDBs i switch off all the "Compacting Database" and "Autosave" functions. Not very comfortable - but much saver when i have control which files should be saved or not. Florian Finsterbusch > -----Original Message----- > From: Damon Kelly [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] > Sent: Friday, March 15, 2002 12:26 AM > To: Protel EDA Forum > Subject: Re: [PEDA] Protel big gripe > > > Ivan, > > I know it's a "work around", but I just set the "Read Only" attribute when > I've (for the moment) finished working in a DDB (and also when it gets filed > in the controlled documents area on the network). > > The drawbacks are that you get that annoying question "Do you really want to > open a Read Only file?"...well, yes, actually, I do... > And, when you _do_ want to edit you have to remember to clear the attribute. > Note that I get odd error messages when I do it from the File Open dialog > box (i.e. right click->Properties), and then have to re-start Protel to get > the file. > > Also (the list seems to be getting longer) you can't do things like make a > new Print Preview or reports etc... > > Still, it preserves the time stamp. > > Damon Kelly > Hardware Engineer > Texcel Pty Ltd > Australia > > > > -----Original Message----- > > From: Bagotronix Tech Support [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] > > Sent: Friday, 15 March 2002 08:45 > > To: Protel EDA Forum > > Subject: [PEDA] Protel big gripe > > > > > > Hello, all: > > > > I hope Protel fixes this in future releases. > > > > I hate it when I open up a DDB file just to look at something, and it > > changes the file date. IT SHOULD NOT DO THAT! > > > > I use file dates to know when I last worked with that > > project, and this > > SCREWS UP that knowledge. > > > > Best regards, > > Ivan Baggett > > Bagotronix Inc. > > website: www.bagotronix.com > > > > > > * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To post a message: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * To leave this list visit: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/leave.html * * Contact the list manager: * mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * Forum Guidelines Rules: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/forumrules.html * * Browse or Search previous postings: * http://firstname.lastname@example.org * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *