You crack me up with #6!  :)
Actually I think Nick Martin told us how to add that text a little while
ago. I think you could name it in 99SE.

 It's now been factory set which is great. 


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ian Wilson [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] 
> Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2002 3:09 AM
> To: Protel EDA Forum
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] 10 best options I want
> 
> 
> On 08:41 PM 1/12/2002 -0500, Mike Reagan said:
> >Thanks for the input Ian,
> >One question....does update the component footprint in 
> schematic work 
> >in DXP?  ie  if I change the footprint in a lib for a resistor from 
> >1206 to 0805 then update the schematic, does Protel still have two 
> >entries in the footprint box?  or the correct one?  This is the most 
> >troublesome problem we have with engineers using an old 
> schematic as a reference then updating the
> >schematic from the libraries.   Has this little problem been 
> addressed in
> >DXP?
> >
> >Thanks for the inputs....maybe we will take a second look at it now.
> >
> >Mike Reagan
> >EDSI
> 
> Mike,
> 
> Footprints in DXP schematics are now only one of several 
> "models".  It is 
> possible to have more that one model of the same type and one 
> is selected 
> as default.  The whole issue of parameter (and model) 
> management (what to 
> preserve and what to update during updates from libraries) 
> has been, and 
> is, an area of discussion, due to the current beta I can't 
> say much more, 
> but I am not worried about the future of this aspect of the program.
> 
> You would have to try it yourself to see if it met your needs.
> 
> Some other things I forgot to list:
> 1) Ctrl-R rubber stamp placement mode (like pasting but no 
> need to keep 
> Ctrl-V'ing).
> 2) Once it is working the autorouter has much greater control 
> over weights 
> and costs.
> 3) I quite like the new panel based view - though dual 
> monitors make a huge 
> difference.  The Inspector panel is good.  (I remain 
> unimpressed by the 
> merging of the List view with the Query/Filter entry panels, 
> though details 
> not appropriate here.)
> 4) Mech layers can be associated (Layer pairs) so they flip 
> layers when 
> components etc are swapped from top to bottom etc.  Much like top and 
> bottom solder masks are associated.
> 5) Then there is the component type stuff Tony K. mentioned.
> 6) But here is the biggy, the killer feature, the solution to 
> all our ills 
> and the bringer of world peace - the 
> little-arrowy-thingy-next-to-the-file-menu has a *text*, yes 
> a *text*, label!
> 
> Enough for now,
> Ian
> 
> 


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