Hi Tony
Difficult to share an example without the P98 - which AJ has kindly
offered to ftp me - but if this is a problem which interests you, I will
highlight an instance and send the before and after files.  The phenomenon
is repeatable.
Graham

Tony Karavidas wrote:

> Care to share an example? I don't recall ever seeing P99 have trouble
> with P98 files. I do remember having some P2.8 files import into 98 or
> 99 at 10 times smaller size than they should be. That was weird.
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Graham [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> > Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 8:33 AM
> > To: Protel EDA Forum
> > Subject: Re: [PEDA] Protel 98
> >
> >
> > Thanks AJ.
> > We do experience real problems opening P98 databases with
> > P99SE, SP6, W2K. Power ports are mostly missing or misplaced,
> > sometimes whole components are lost.  This is an issue I
> > raised during an Altium training course, but received more
> > sympathy than assistance.  I will contact Protel for P98. Graham.
> >
> > [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> >
> > > > From: Graham [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> > > >
> > > > Hello
> > > > We have large numbers of legacy boards created in P98 but
> > no longer
> > > > have.<P98, now have P99SE>...Any suggestions where I might get a
> > > copy?
> > >
> > > P98 files are (or should be) directly compatible with
> > P99SE, (at least
> > > after being imported into a P99SE database) and so I am a
> > bit confused
> > > as to why you are experiencing such a problem. As for
> > acquiring a copy
> > > of P98, it used to be that Protel would, at customer
> > request, issue a
> > > copy of previous
> > > release(s) to licensed customers, in order to alleviate
> > legacy deisgn issues
> > > which might arise for said high-paying customer (never
> > forget, for the price
> > > of a copy of Protel, one could purchase thirty-two Windows
> > 2000 Pro licenses
> > > and still have change left over for a serious dinnwa.
> > >
> > > I don't know whether Protel's original, customer-focused
> > policy still
> > > applies, but you can always ask.
> > >
> > > aj
> >

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