ah a man after my own heart, a real button pusher!

my comment shows how to fix it if you have a backup of the ini file

i'm sure you know to close protel first

Dennis Saputelli

Tony Karavidas wrote:
> 
> WOW, yeah that's messed up alright!! I just tried it. That sucks!
> 
> Now to fix it... damn it.
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Dennis Saputelli [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> > Sent: Tuesday, July 09, 2002 10:57 AM
> > To: Protel EDA Forum
> > Subject: Re: [PEDA] restore defaults in layer order display - don't do
> > it!
> >
> >
> > tools, preferences, display tab, layer drawing order button, default
> > button
> >
> > (which i think is what you said below)
> >
> > the symptom is that mechanical layers greater than mech 4 will not
> > display unless they are the current layer even if they are ON
> >
> > examining the ADVPCB ini file there is a section of layer order stuff
> > and the mechanical layers greater than 4 are deleted by the above action
> >
> > i went to another ini file on another machine and pasted the entire
> > section into the current one and then it was fixed again
> >
> > the 'default' routine was apparently never updated after they added the
> > 'new' mechanical layers some time ago
> >
> > Dennis Saputelli
> >
> > Tony Karavidas wrote:
> > >
> > > Where is that menu function? I couldn't find a  'restore
> > defaults' button,
> > > and since you quoted it, I'm assuming that's what the button actually
> > > says???
> > >
> > > Are you talking about
> > Tools/Preferences/Display/LayerDrawingOrder/Default ?
> > >
> > > If so, that doesn't do to me what it's doing to you. Maybe
> > that's why it's
> > > hard for Protel to fix it; it's not consistent.
> > >
> > > If not, tell me how to get to that button and I'll push it!
> > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: Frank Gilley [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> > > > Sent: Tuesday, July 09, 2002 9:29 AM
> > > > To: Protel EDA Forum
> > > > Subject: Re: [PEDA] restore defaults in layer order display - don't do
> > > > it!
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > >i just hit the 'restore defaults' button in layer display
> > order dialog
> > > > >don't do it!
> > > > >all my mech layers disappeared except when they were current
> > > > >
> > > > >i had to go hack the ADVPCB*.ini file to put back all the 'new' mech
> > > > >layers
> > > > >
> > > > >Dennis Saputelli
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Full-Bore Rant Is On:
> > > > I must say, this particular bug just flat out hacks me off.
> > Something so
> > > > freakin' glaring and debilitating, yet Protel REFUSES to fix
> > it.  Any bug
> > > > that will *persistently* screw up your 99SE installation just by
> > > > pressing a
> > > > button should warrant a service pack all by itself.  It is just
> > > > inconceivable that Protel management would rather keep this
> > > > super-embarrassing bug in their FLAGSHIP SOFTWARE than break down
> > > > and issue
> > > > a service pack for it.  And from a programming standpoint, it is
> > > > so easy to
> > > > fix!  What could possibly be their reasoning?  It doesn't
> > make sense from
> > > > an economic standpoint not to fix it-- every time a new
> > customer pushes
> > > > that button it will likely generate a call to tech support sooner or
> > > > later.  Can you imagine how embarrassing it must be for the
> > tech support
> > > > agents to have to explain this to people over and over and
> > over again for
> > > > the last few years?  "Yes sir, we know if you push that button it
> > > > will mess
> > > > up your installation permanently......why haven't we done
> > anything about
> > > > it?...well, uhm, management has directed us not to take any
> > > > action on this,
> > > > ever....we're sorry sir, but I'm quite sure the person
> > > > responsible for that
> > > > decision is not available to come to the phone...."   No wonder tech
> > > > support doesn't like to call you back.  I'll bet some days they
> > > > just can't
> > > > take getting yet another earful from another incredulous and
> > > > angry customer.
> > > > Anyway, this repeatedly demonstrated "policy" toward bug and
> > > > functionality
> > > > service is a most grand, very loud, and quite clear warning for us all
> > > > concerning what ATS is (expensive) and is not (even a whiff
> > of change in
> > > > Protel management's attitude toward product service) and what we
> > > > can expect
> > > > from future products.
> > > >
> > > > Protel Management:  Demonstrate that 1+1 in your world does equal
> > > > 2.  Issue
> > > > service pack 7 for 99SE.  It would go along way toward restoring
> > > > confidence.
> > > >
> > > > Rant Dissipated
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Frank Gilley
> > > > Dell-Star Technologies
> > > > (918) 838-1973 Phone
> > > > (918) 838-8814 Fax
> > > > [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > > > http://www.dellstar.com
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
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