Ian, Creating netlist and Load Nets produces the same behaviour with no crashes. Perhaps having a small number of components makes the difference or maybe it's the size of the "BLANK" footprint. The system I run on is WIN NT4 P99SE sp6.
Dave Buckley -----Original Message----- From: Ian Wilson [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: 18 April 2002 13:01 To: Protel EDA Forum Subject: Re: [PEDA] FW: Access violation -- Is it a Protel bug? Thanks Dave, One more thing, can you try creating a netlist and then try loading that into a PCB using the Netlist Manager | Netlist Load command (as opposed to using the Update PCB synchroniser). Does it crash? This would then confirm Shuping's bug and the proposed bug database entry. Probably, be a good idea not to have too many other important files open when you do this :-) Sounds like there are lots of reasons to avoid using footprints that are blank (that is have no entities). Ian Wilson On 03:33 AM 18/04/2002 -0700, Buckley.Dave said: >I have tried to reproduce this behaviour by creating a schematic symbol >which is associated with footprint "BLANK". >No ERC errors in the schematic. >Generating a PCB using "PCB WIZARD" and using "UPDATE PCB" does not cause a >problem. >The updated PCB displays two of 6 components (not including the "BLANK") the >rest are not visible. >"FIT BOARD" and "FIT DOCUMENT" causes a zoom to maximum size (100000mil). >With designators and comments hidden the two visible components can be >selected and moved. >With either designators or comments unhidden attempting to move either of >the >visible components causes a selection choice of the visible component and >"BLANK". >Selecting in free space selects "BLANK". >Hiding Designators and comments, then using >"MOVE COMPONENT" and "SELECT COMPONENT" with move component to cursor >selected >all components except "BLANK" were moved to within the PCB outline. >"FIT BOARD" and "FIT DOCUMENT" now behave as normal. > >Looks like a "BLANK" creates a very large invisible footprint. > >Hope someone finds this useful. >I can send the .ddb to anyone if interested. > >Thanks, >Dave Buckley * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 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 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *