Yes, I probably should have done it this way.
I was doing this just after experiencing the DDB corruption problem with the "Save Copy As" (in Orcad format). Not knowing the exact parameters of the problem, I guess I was trying to step around any potential minefields, and so I avoided the general area that had gotten me into trouble. At the time copy, cutting, and pasting came to mind.... ---Phil BV> Phillip, BV> for your point below about making a new copy of PCB to develop the BV> next revision, why copy? I do this all the time and all I do is SAVE AS with BV> the original PCB to a new PCB file name. Never had a problem. BV> The reason that I ask is that I see the copying process as loaded BV> with danger, there are too many items which could possibly be missed or just BV> not copied for one reason or another. They shouldn't be missed using Select BV> All but I am just leery about trying to copy items and ensuring they are all BV> copied correctly. The other aspect of this procedure is that the copy BV> routine doesn't copy all of the database setup including DRC and other BV> preferences or setups. The Save As routine should give you an identical BV> database under the a new name. BV> Sincerely, BV> Brad Velander. BV> Lead PCB Designer BV> Norsat International Inc. BV> Microwave Products BV> Tel (604) 292-9089 (direct line) BV> Fax (604) 292-9010 BV> email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] BV> http://www.norsat.com BV> Visit us at Booth 2G2-09 at CommunicAsia 2002 in Singapore June 18-21. >> -----Original Message----- >> From: Phillip Stevens [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] >> Sent: Monday, June 10, 2002 7:20 AM >> To: Protel EDA Forum >> Subject: [PEDA] Re: Re: Re: Protel / MSoft >> >> BV> <SNIP> >> In my case, it appeared to do the copy, but it generated an Access >> Violation in the process. >> I was trying to copy and paste from the current PCB document, into a >> New PCB document to generate a new rev of the (same) PCB >> design, at the >> time. >> * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 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://email@example.com * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *