Tim

I just sent you some files off line   let me  know off line if you did not
receive them

Mike Reagan
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----- Original Message -----
From: Tim Fifield <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: Protel EDA Forum <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2002 2:42 PM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] computer pauses


> Mike,
>
> I used Diskeeper, and have it defrag on a daily basis when I'm not here. I
> don't have any other ini and rcs files to copy.
>
> The ini file is for the user settings, right? What's the rcs file for?
>
> Tim
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike Reagan [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2002 2:01 PM
> To: Protel EDA Forum
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] computer pauses
>
>
> Tim
> Recently I had the same delays  happen to me  for unknown reasons.   I
tried
> all of the ussual tricks suggested and performance was still sluggish.  I
> have been working with 99SE since it came out so I knew what slow was.
I
> had been shuffling a file on  a zip drive back and forth from a computer
at
> my office and one at my clients office.  Both computers were in the 500-
600
> mhz range, the generic computer  at my clients offfice was always faster
> because it was equiped with more ram and a better video card.  My computer
> is a Compaq  which I would never recommend fot this type of work, but Best
> Buy lost mine and replaced it with a compaq.
>
> Anyway,  my performance was still dogging so I went extreme.   I am not
sure
> which of the following cured the delay problem.
> 1. I defragmented the hard drive using  Mejenix Fix it Utilities.   Great
> tools    I highly recommend them
> 2. I defragemented the Registries.
> 3. cleaned the regestries
> 4. copied the pcb and client  ini and rcs files from my clients computers
to
> my machine
>
> One of the above cured the delay.  but not sure which was the cure.    My
> performace was restored to 0-60  ,  but couldnt tell you what the real fix
> is.  The delay is gone, but next time I am going to use steps 1-4 again
> without hesitation
>
> Good Luck
>
> Mike Reagan
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Tim Fifield <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: Protel EDA Forum <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2002 10:25 AM
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] computer pauses
>
>
> > Many thanks to all who replied to this thread. The solution was to Hide
> All
> > nets as well as changing ALL polygons to 'no hatching'. This sped things
> up
> > a great deal with no noticeable pause on R's and C's , however there are
> > still pauses when dealing with a many pin devices. Hopefully this will
be
> > fixed on the next release...
> >
> > Tim Fifield
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Darryl Newberry [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> > Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 6:09 PM
> > To: 'Protel EDA Forum'
> > Subject: Re: [PEDA] computer pauses
> >
> >
> > Set Polygon pour to "Never". Then don't forget to repour them manually.
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Tim Fifield [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> > > Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 13:32
> > > To: Protel EDA Form
> > > Subject: [PEDA] computer pauses
> > >
> > >
> > > I know this has been discussed before, but I just wanted to
> > > bring it up
> > > again....
> > >
> > > I'm finding that when I moving around the ref des on my pcb
> > > it pauses for a
> > > few seconds on to complete the process on things like caps
> > > and resistors.
> > > The more pins the component has; the longer it pauses for. I
> > > wanted to do a
> > > global edit so I could move all the ref des to 'center'
> > > positioning at once
> > > but after about 15 min of 'pause' I gave up....
> > >
> > > I also noticed that when I move a single ref des on the
> > > command line at the
> > > bottom it quickly flashes "analyzing [net name]". So I tried
> > > changing the
> > > polygons to no hatching and it seemed to speed up the process.
> > >
> > > If anybody has another thoughts on speeding this up, please
> > > fill me in.
> > >
> > > 4 layer PCB, 400+ comp., Online DRC is off...
> > >
> > > I'm using P99SE SP6. Win 2K SP2 800MHz, 512MRAM.
> > >
> > > Tim Fifield, CET
> > >
> >
>

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