So how are we going to ever re use  two years of ddb files?  if it is not
supported?     Do I have to keep my 99SE version working forever now?      I
just wrote an ISO procedure forcing everyone to include their schematics ,
gerbers, and all other project data with the ddb. It was a configuration
management decision.    Great so I have more  work to do , export from ddbs

I don't mind changes as a matter of fact I welcome them but I hope I don't
loose 2 years of data.  or have export every file out of  my ddb files to
access them now,

Mike Reagan



----- Original Message -----
From: Tony Karavidas <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: Protel EDA Forum <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Friday, March 22, 2002 8:40 PM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] PCB West...


> Like I mentioned before I didn't see much of the router really. I'm more
> interested to so how it does on my boards when I get the chance. The new
> integrated libraries look pretty good. You have one viewer that will show
> you the sch and pcb representations at the same time.
>
> The DDB is history as well. All files are external and they are referenced
> with a project file, like any compiler would have. I think I might miss
the
> DDB actually because I knew if I had that one file intact, my entire
project
> would be there and be healthy (no missing files)
>
> Another thing they've tossed out is version control. It's now completely
> external where it belongs. For those of us that use SourceSafe, or some
> other tool that is good at version control, this is good news.
>
> Another "fluffy piece" as Brad would call it (Hey Brad I'm jsut teasing
ya!)
> is a neat dim-away view of stuff that IS NOT selected. When you're
selecting
> a net, or a bunch of objects that make it past a filter, you can dim away
> everything else that isn't selected and it REALLY makes obvious what IS
> selected. What I used to do when selecting stuff all over the board (which
> required me to zoom out and see tiny parts) was make everything draft mode

> while I wanted to observe the select items. (I did this a lot looking for
> drill sizes) Now you can just do you selection stuff, and pull down a
> control that gradually dims everything else. It's another "WOW, that's
cool"
> sort of features. This thing is packed with stuff like that.
>
> All the floating tool bars are drag and drop, resizeable, etc. You don't
> have to go through the (slight) pain of process creation when customizing
> menus and toolbars. You can if you want to, all the old stuff is there,
but
> they've added a layer to make it easier.
>
> In fact, just today I noticed I had a custom tool in the PCB Reports menu
> that is missing! It was a tool to "measure selection" which used to exist
as
> default in 2.8, but they tossed it. Why do things just disappear???? So
here
> I am again putting it back, by opening menu properties, adding the item,
> giving it the name "Measure &Selection", looking up the process (what was
it
> called again?? oh yeah: PCB:MeasureSelectedObjects, figuring out the
params
> (none in this case), etc. The new way was easier.
>
> Hmm, so I just found "MeasureSelectedObjects" in my client99se.rcs file
and
> now I'm wondering why/how that could have disappeared. I have not deleted
> the RCS file (ever)
>
> Tony
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: BB_PCBDesign [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> > Sent: Friday, March 22, 2002 4:15 PM
> > To: Protel EDA Forum
> > Subject: [PEDA] PCB West...
> >
> >
> > What about the others stuff like the new Situs Router, the integrated
> > component libraries, version control, design variants and the ODB++ ?
> >
> >
> > Bolis Bortolo
> > BB PCB Design
> > Via Gasparoli, 53
> > 21012 Cassano Magnago ( VA ) - Italy
> > Tel. +39 0331 281457 Fax +39 0331 202794
> > Email [EMAIL PROTECTED]
>

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