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
>The updated PCB displays two of 6 components (not including the "BLANK")
>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
>visible components causes a selection choice of the visible component and
>Selecting in free space selects "BLANK".
>Hiding Designators and comments, then using
>"MOVE COMPONENT" and "SELECT COMPONENT" with move component to cursor
>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.
>Dave Buckley

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