Mike,
SOunds like th edesign has not ever been compacted.
The big down arrow in upper left corner has the 
utilities to do this. I have seen if you are installing
Protel on WIN98 this does not happen by
default however on anNT or 2000 install it
set up the compact on design close.
Bob Wolfe

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robison Michael R CNIN" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "'Protel EDA Forum'" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Sunday, September 29, 2002 11:49 AM
Subject: [PEDA] PCB File Size Too Big


> Hello,
> 
> My PCB will no longer save now that it's hit 55MB.  Is there
> a workaround or something I can do to make it save?  I've got 
> quite a few more planes to interactively route.  This is not
> a problem with lack of hard drive space.  I've got about 50GB
> of space left on it.  I guess I should be a bit more specific
> than the "will no longer save" comment.  When I click File and
> Save All, I immediately get a Popup that says something like
> "Backup of Mboard.pcb is too large".  If I then close the pro-
> gram and reopen it, the size of the Mboard.pcb is 0 bytes.
> 
> I imagine the file is so big because I have been converting
> bitmaps of old artwork into PCBs using the BMP2PCB program
> and then copying them to mechanical layers so I can easily
> see where the traces are supposed to go.  
> 
> And thanks to all who posted on my "guard" trace problem.  
> 
> Thanks, Michael Robison  
> 
> 

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