If anyone has specific examples of Metric/Imperial round-off problems in
Protel DXP could you please share these with us.

Thanks,

Nick Martin


----- Original Message -----
From: "Don Ingram" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Saturday, August 03, 2002 9:01 PM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] OT Metric vs Imperial


>
>
> > I agree, both systems can be supported properly if Protel wished to.
That
> was my point.
>
> > But I prefer to be a little more gracious to the users who prefer to
work
> in Imp units by not forcing metric upon them.
>
> Imperial users win either way as the conversion is clean with the metric
> database.  Metric users currently lose.  What John Haddy has been
proposing
> for a very long time is win-win for both camps.
>
> We currently use mixed units for designs & it is a real pain in the bottom
> ( took my polite pills today ;-)
>
> I was rather surprised to see that DXP had not changed this fundamental
> problem as heck they changed just about everything else. Including, I am
> happy to say, many other issues raised on this forum.
>
> Even little shops such as ourselves are working with increasingly finer
> pitch bits and tighter enclosure tolerances so it is increasingly becoming
> quite a relevant issue. DXP would have been a good breakpoint to make the
> change.
>
> I was also sad to see that the measurement reports failed to include both
> sets of units as this would have been so simple to do.
>
> Maybe in DXP SE....
>
> Cheers
>
> Don Ingram
>
>
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