> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rob Young [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] 
> Sent: Saturday, October 12, 2002 5:37 AM
> To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Subject: [DXP] WARNING!!! Junctions at + points can disappear in DXP
> 
> 
> I felt that this issue is serious enough to post to both PEDA 
> and DXP forums.
> 
> Be it good or bad design practice, there are many P99SE 
> designs out there with junctions at + points.  In P99SE there 
> are two types that I can think of at the moment.  One format 
> is when two wire segments form a cross and the user manually 
> places a junction at that point.  DXP does not mess with 
> these junctions and the manual junction is visually different 
> than an auto-junction.  The other format is when two vertical 
> wire segments meet on a horizontal wire segment and an 
> auto-junction is formed.  Upon bringing such a design into 
> DXP, the auto-junction will still be there, but make a mod to 
> any wire anywhere on the page, and all such auto-junctions at 
> + points will disappear!

I agree, the tools should not rip them up, but I still think they are a
really bad design practice. Yes, they are shown differently in DXP now,
but they were not in 99SE.

 

> I think this is a result of the new wire rebuilding feature 
> in DXP that prevents multiple wire segments which in itself 
> will reduce errors.  Altium just needs to tweak this feature 
> a bit to prevent losing P99SE auto-junctions at + points.
> 
> I hope this note will save some of you from have a jumper or 
> two on your DXP boards.
> 
> Rob
> 
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