we had a pad jump once all by itself (just like brad)
it was none of these things mentioned
i think i posted it here about 6 months ago
if we hadn't spotted it it would have hosed a project
never happened before or since but it is a bit scary

Dennis Saputelli


Brad Velander wrote:
> 
> Jami,
>         thanks for the suggestion. I thought reading your early description
> that you may be talking about clicking and dragging the pad, tried to do
> that but nothing would let me drag the pad, got the component everytime. So
> I assume that you were talking about editing the component dialog for the X
> & Y coordinates but actually editing the pad dialog. I didn't actually edit
> any components after the copy, all the correct information was in all the
> parts fields from the original full PCB design, so I needed to do no editing
> in the test board.
>         I did drag a few parts to new locations and then reconnect the
> traces, but not the effected part. Besides which I would have had to do this
> on three separate occasions because the three footprint pads are all offset
> in three different directions, I think that significantly reduces the fact
> that I am just not remembering one time.
>         Similarly At times I have misselected items only to realize that the
> item I had wanted to move, didn't move. I usually just immediately click the
> undo command.
> 
> Sincerely,
> Brad Velander.
> 
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> Microwave Products
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> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: JaMi Smith [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> > Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2002 12:03 PM
> > To: Protel EDA Forum
> > Subject: Re: [PEDA] Footprint pads moving during or after
> > copy/paste/move processes.
> >
> >
> > Brad,
> >
> > Yes, and it can be quite common if you are not careful.
> >
> <SNIP>
> >
> > I know that several times when I have wanted to move a COMPONENT a
> > precise distance, say 5 mils in the +X direction, I have quickly
> > selected the COMPONENT, changed the X coordinate value, and
> > then closed
> > the dialogue box only to find out that I had selected and moved only a
> > PAD of the COMPONENT rather than the COMPONENT itself.
> >
> > Is it possible that this could have happened to you?
> >
> > JaMi Smith

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