Hello Dave, Things that you may have tried..... -repair the database -in the explorer panel under documents, delete the .cfg file (don't ask, but this has worked with other problems) -create a new database and copy your design elements into it. -ensure that no valid footprints intersect or are outside of the keepout.
If there's no IP problems, zip up the .ddb and email it to me offline. I can have a quick look - think of it as customer relations..... Phil. -----Original Message----- From: Sanders, Dave [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Thursday, 5 December 2002 3:24 PM To: 'Protel EDA Forum' Subject: Re: [PEDA] Unable to Initialize Hi Phil, still kicking I see. Thanks for the reply! Hugh Stevenson and Dennis Saputelli too, thanks. I wish it was the keep-out layer problem. I've had that problem in the past so that was the first thing that occurred to me, but no such luck. I've tried everything I can think of. I may need to start the pcb layout again. Dave Sanders -----Original Message----- From: DUTTON Phil [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2002 12:14 PM To: Protel EDA Forum Subject: Re: [PEDA] Unable to Initialize Hello Dave, I usually don't use the autorouter, but have seen this occur when the keepout layer is not correctly defined. More of a keep-in approach with an outline on the 'keepout' layer defining the area in which the autorouter can work. I think that arcs and gaps can be a problem. regards, Phil. -----Original Message----- From: Sanders, Dave [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Thursday, 5 December 2002 11:38 AM To: 'Protel EDA Forum' Subject: [PEDA] Unable to Initialize Has anyone out there ever experienced the wonderfully informative message "Unable to Initialize" when trying to autoroute. I really need some hints on what can cause this error. The Protel knowledge base comes up with nothing. I am running 99SE SP6 on a Win NT4 machine, designing a 6 layer board (4 sig. 2 pwr.), not particularly dense. Dave Sanders * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To post a message: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * To leave this list visit: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/leave.html * * Contact the list manager: * mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * Forum Guidelines Rules: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/forumrules.html * * Browse or Search previous postings: * http://firstname.lastname@example.org * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *