all i can say is that the pad jumped all by itself, i am quite sure.
i believe it happened after a save as

brad has seen it, i have seen it, it will happen again ...

Dennis Saputelli

Abd ul-Rahman Lomax wrote:
> 
> At 10:23 AM 3/29/2002 -0800, Dennis Saputelli wrote:
> >it took about half an hour to find but i had saved the problem file
> >it did chunk down to a fragment and still shows the pad jump
> >i don't know what it proves because there are means by which i could
> >have moved the pad (except that i didn't)
> 
> This is not what I meant, sorry for the trouble Mr. Saputelli experienced
> finding this. I meant that if one could reproduce the problem, it would be
> useful to save the file (plus, I should have mentioned, a description of
> what it takes to get the pad to jump).
> 
> Without that, without some way of demonstrating pad jump, a file with a
> moved pad is likely to be pretty uninteresting. As Mr. Saputelli knows,
> there are many ways to produce such an effect without involving a bug. He
> could have accidentally edited a pad location. He could have accidentally
> unlocked the component and thus cursor movement might move a pad. And,
> unlikely as it is, a computer glitch could produce such an effect.
> 
> Most of us, it appears, have never seen such movement in spite of a lot of
> work with Protel PCB files. So, if there is a bug, it bites very, very
> rarely. Such bugs can be *extremely* difficult to find.
> 

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