PH,

Every CAD software has tip and tricks to do things.
Protel has its strengths.
Have you had a chance to use Concept? I bet you'll
love Protel schematic after spending a few hours with
Concept.

Mira

--- Protel Hell <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> In every schematic capture program I have used once
> two nodes are connected 
> the wire moves with the nodes. If the net has a name
> it stays with the net 
> as well.
> 
> This CAD seems strange that all are independant, you
> can move one and the 
> relationship is broken. While you guys are probably
> used to this quirck and 
> see nothing wrong, it is very inefficient, and
> worse, it can cause errors.
> 
> just one of many things I find very Neandertholish
> about Protel, and one of 
> many reasons I believe productivity in Protel is
> below other CAD
> 
> PH
> 
> 
> >From: Mira <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> >Reply-To: "Protel EDA Forum"
> <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> >To: Protel EDA Forum
> <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> >Subject: Re: [PEDA] OT: Mentor PADS comparison
> >Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 14:39:45 -0700 (PDT)
> >
> >Abd,
> >
> >I'll describe what I don't like later tonight.
> >
> >Regarding the net names and breaking wires in
> >Protel... I read the other posts. I won't be
> looking
> >anymore for a feature, which is obviously not
> there.
> >
> >Should I ask if there is a "drag" wire feature?
> When I
> >move the symbol it's no longer connected. Wires are
> >just lines and editing takes a little bit longer
> than
> >it should be. I have to either place another wire
> or
> >place a wire and net labels to connect them.
> >
> >Later,
> >Mira
> >
> >--- Abd ul-Rahman Lomax <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> wrote:
> > > At 06:41 PM 5/16/2004, Mira wrote:
> > > >I don't like editing the manual routing in both
> > > PCAD
> > > >and Protel. Orcad and Allegro are much better.
> > >
> > > I wonder if you could describe what you don't
> like.
> > > What is difficult, or
> > > tedious, or whatever about "editing the manual
> > > routing" in PCAD and Protel?
> > >
> > > >As for placing a part on top of a wire and
> getting
> > > the
> > > >wire disconnected... I don't see it in
> Protel99SE.
> > >
> > > Right. I think it's a DXP feature.
> > >
> > > >  I
> > > >don't see a wire name at all unless I place a
> net
> > > >label.
> > >
> > > Protel does not display automatically-assigned
> wire
> > > names.... The actual
> > > name assigned will vary with how connectivity is
> > > specified..... But I can't
> > > recall ever wanting to see these names.... In
> > > practice, one always knows a
> > > node in the net and the node is easy to find in
> > > Protel. I think DXP has
> > > made some advances in net analysis in Schematic,
> but
> > > I'm not sufficiently
> > > familiar....
> > >
> > > >  Even with a net label on the wire, I still
> see
> > > >a diode's pins shorted. Yes, I have a junction
> but
> > > >both pins are shorted.
> > > >Am I missing any thing obvious here?
> > >
> > > Yes. I wrote that the autobreak facility was in
> DXP.
> > > Now, if I recall
> > > correctly -- I can't check on this notebook
> because
> > > my 99SE installation on
> > > it is broken -- you can drop a resistor on a
> wire
> > > and the wire *will* be
> > > broken, but the middle wire segment is not
> deleted.
> > > You have to manually
> > > delete it, one extra step. In practice, you
> might
> > > want to move it out of
> > > the way before deleting it.... But I'm not sure
> of
> > > my memory. It has become
> > > simpler in DXP.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
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