No, Protel is using 100% of your CPU.  It's just set itself down to a minimal 
priority.  So, everything else still seem to run
good.  Whenever there are free CPU cycles, even if Protel here is doing nothing, it 
eats up all of your remaining CPU time.  This is
part of the auto pan mouse sticking problem.

    I have seen many, many, many,,,  Delphi apps, which were probably even programmed 
worse than Protel in general, never eat up
100% of my CPU's spare cycles no matter how many things they were doing.  This is a 
clear indicator that the writers of Protel do
not wish their product to use only what's necessary of your CPU time, or don't care 
for the consequences in writing such code.  EG.
1 of the consequence of such code style the mouse getting stuck during the auto-pan 
under the right circumstances, where, any other
graphical editing 2D cad package with an auto-pan would never lock up the mouse.

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Dennis Saputelli" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Wednesday, July 24, 2002 8:42 PM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] Auto-Pan patch <was> Speaking of Protel Bugs.


> i was going to argue with you until ....
>
> i went and tried it!
> jeez even place line (not track) with no connectivity or anything
> much on the board chews up 100% CPU continually !!
>
> you don't even have to be drawing or holding the mouse button
>
> it doesn't seem to effect typing this though, i left it in place line
> and
> switched to this email and it's still chugging away at full 100% usage
>
> i then tried a few simple tasks and sluggishness was hardly noticeable
> including opening a jpg in PSP and editing it
>
> so i guess i am not sure what 100% usage really means
>
> Dennis Saputelli
>
>
> > My favorite example of Protel poor multitasking design:
> > Open your task manager & go to the performance tab.
> > Open a Protel PCB & press P-T. (Place track.)
> > Watch your CPU utilization & laugh.
> >
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