[PEDA] FAQs on ATS available at Altium site

2001-11-15 Thread Bolis Bortolo BB PCBDesign

Re: [PEDA] FAQs on ATS available at Altium site

2001-11-15 Thread Ian Wilson
On 09:11 AM 15/11/2001 +0100, Bolis Bortolo BB PCBDesign said: FAQs on ATS available at Altium site http://www.protel.com/eproduct/ats_faqs.htm Bolis Bortolo Thanks for pointing this out, Bolis. That has certainly answered some of the questions floating about. 1) Clearly, as Abd ul-Rahman

Re: [PEDA] Lost manual router?

2001-11-15 Thread Craig Elison
Thanks Thomas, That did the trick. I right clicked and selected interactive routing on the menu. Up to that point the tool bar interactive button was working the same as place line. Now it works fine. Thanks for the tip. Craig -Original Message- From: Thomas [mailto:[EMAIL

Re: [PEDA] Exporting a schematic as a simple jpg, bmp, gif, etc.

2001-11-15 Thread Mike Reagan
What does ALT, WIN(key), Printscreen provide that ALT, Printscreen doesn't? Tony Tony and Paul , You got me , all these years I was playing twister with my thumb to reach that third Win Key. I picked up my tip from Charles McDonald contributing writer to PCD magazine and have used

Re: [PEDA] Exporting a schematic as a simple jpg, bmp, gif, etc.

2001-11-15 Thread Watnoski, Michael

Re: [PEDA] Full Path and Mapped Drives

2001-11-15 Thread Paul Hutchinson
Work around - always go the long way and use full path names. But when the IT department moves you to a new server or different path isn't it going to cause problems? If this happened on Protel98 I would have had to edit all my schematics to change the template path 4 times in the past year.

Re: [PEDA] Using 3D

2001-11-15 Thread Paul Hutchinson
In other words, if they lead someone to buy the program, Protel is going to have one angry user when he realizes he's been sold a pig in a poke. I suppose they hope that the user will be hooked by that time. Maybe. Maybe he goes away mad and never again considers Protel or Altium and tells a

[PEDA] Devil's Advocacy, ATS FAQs

2001-11-15 Thread Fred A Rupinski

[PEDA] help

2001-11-15 Thread Michael Elliott
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Re: [PEDA] Exporting a schematic as a simple jpg, bmp, gif, etc.

2001-11-15 Thread Steve Baldwin
I would like to use Protel 99SE to draw some schematics with the intent of eventually using these schematics simply as drawings, as if I had drawn them with Visio, Corel, Micrographics, Paintshop, or some other generic drawing program. I would then like to insert these drawings into Word,

Re: [PEDA] Using 3D

2001-11-15 Thread Dennis Saputelli
re this particular 'feature' 'marketing fluff' is putting it kindly Dennis Saputelli Paul Hutchinson wrote: In other words, if they lead someone to buy the program, Protel is going to have one angry user when he realizes he's been sold a pig in a poke. I suppose they hope that the

Re: [PEDA] Devil's Advocacy, ATS FAQs

2001-11-15 Thread Sean James
Say no more! It's as if Altium (and other big CAD software makers) are penalizing the people who are utilizing their software. I wouldn't be surprised if the future issues of Protel will have *cracks* available on the Internet. I've run into the same situation, you have to upgrade your software,

Re: [PEDA] Exporting a schematic as a simple jpg, bmp, gif, etc.

2001-11-15 Thread Sean James
Try using Snagit from www.techsmith.com. It's great for capturing a portion of your screen display, also you can edit the picture and print it. Sean James PCB Designer Telecast Fiber Systems, Inc. 102 Grove Street Worcester, MA 01605 (TEL) 508.754.4858 x33 (FAX) 413.541.6170 - Original

Re: [PEDA] Full Path and Mapped Drives

2001-11-15 Thread Sean James
On this vein, why doesn't Protel like to use libraries that are residing on a networked drive? Sean James PCB Designer Telecast Fiber Systems, Inc. 102 Grove Street Worcester, MA 01605 (TEL) 508.754.4858 x33 (FAX) 413.541.6170 - Original Message - From: Paul Hutchinson [EMAIL PROTECTED]

[PEDA] Automatic Exporting?, Automatic ddb subdirectories?

2001-11-15 Thread Ray Mitchell
Hello, Is there a way to set up Protel 99SE to automatically export specified files as they are generated? Specifically, I often generate .XNF files from my schematics then must manually export them to use a 3rd party tool on them. It would be nice not to have to do this manual export step

Re: [PEDA] Exporting a schematic as a simple jpg, bmp, gif, etc.

2001-11-15 Thread Brian Guralnick
Paint Shop Pro from Jasc also has a good screen/window/object capture. Typically, I would run my desktop at 2048x1536, then grab what I want. I've found that saving the grabbed screen in '.png' (Portable Network Graphics) offers the best compression without any detail loss whatsoever.

Re: [PEDA] 3D PCBs

2001-11-15 Thread lloyd . good
Colin et al, Further to your point, if Altium / Protel or whatever you want to call them now were smart, they would buy out the 3D export features from Desktop-eda and incorporate them into the next version. The 3D viewer that Protel offered with the SE version is what prompted me to contact

Re: [PEDA] Devil's Advocacy, ATS FAQs

2001-11-15 Thread Tony Karavidas
OK so I offer a case of beer or wine (your pick) to the first person that can hack their site and put Fred's version of the FAQ up there!! (Just kidding Protel) Tony -Original Message- From: Fred A Rupinski [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2001 11:23 AM To:

Re: [PEDA] Devil's Advocacy, ATS FAQs

2001-11-15 Thread Andrew Jenkins

Re: [PEDA] Exporting a schematic as a simple jpg, bmp, gif, etc.

2001-11-15 Thread Thomas
How about these for reasons, its quicker and easier and there's no need to position the items you want to copy at max magnification on the screen (to get decent resolution). Each to their own. -Original Message- From: Watnoski, Michael [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Friday, 16

Re: [PEDA] Full Path and Mapped Drives

2001-11-15 Thread Thomas
I've never had a problem with this. All my libraries are on our network server. -Original Message- From: Sean James [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Friday, 16 November 2001 7:03 AM To: Protel EDA Forum Subject: Re: [PEDA] Full Path and Mapped Drives On this vein, why doesn't

Re: [PEDA] Exporting a schematic as a simple jpg, bmp, gif, etc.

2001-11-15 Thread Mark Blackburn
I've seen many people mention PDF distiller/PDF writer to get high res simple output. There is also a free alternative to this (if you don't mind PostScript). Adobe has put out a free PostScript printer driver at http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=44platform=Windows

Re: [PEDA] Multi-Part Components

2001-11-15 Thread Abd ul-Rahman Lomax
At 10:59 PM 11/14/01 +0100, David Ponízil wrote: does anzbody know how to create correct multipart component witch have more than 32 parts?? Is there same Protel99SE limitations? This question seems to have been passed over I know of no limit to the number of parts which can exist for a

Re: [PEDA] xls files

2001-11-15 Thread Abd ul-Rahman Lomax
At 01:38 PM 11/15/01 +1300, Wayne Bickers wrote: Create BOM in CSV format, Export from ddb, Open in Excel Right. However, if you want to make edits to the spreadsheet and get them back into the Schematic or PCB, its a little trickier. I always have some trouble with it, apparently one must do

Re: [PEDA] Devil's Advocacy, ATS FAQs

2001-11-15 Thread Abd ul-Rahman Lomax
At 02:59 PM 11/15/01 -0500, Sean James wrote: Say no more! It's as if Altium (and other big CAD software makers) are penalizing the people who are utilizing their software. I wouldn't be surprised if the future issues of Protel will have *cracks* available on the Internet. I've run into the same

Re: [PEDA] Exporting a schematic as a simple jpg, bmp, gif, etc.

2001-11-15 Thread Abd ul-Rahman Lomax
At 02:03 PM 11/15/01 -0500, Watnoski, Michael wrote: While Protel has some enhanced features for copying the screen image, my technique works for all windows software. I just have not seen a reason to modify my procedures just for Protel. Copy/Paste *is* a standard Windows procedure.

Re: [PEDA] Using 3D

2001-11-15 Thread Abd ul-Rahman Lomax
At 02:23 PM 11/15/01 -0500, Paul Hutchinson wrote: They boast about this feature in the full pages ads in EE Times as well as on the web site. The advertising of this feature almost got me to upgrade. Fortunately I've learned to never trust anything Protel/Altium says and, the talk on this forum

Re: [PEDA] Automatic Exporting?, Automatic ddb subdirectories?

2001-11-15 Thread Abd ul-Rahman Lomax
At 12:08 PM 11/15/01 -0800, Ray Mitchell wrote: Is there a way to set up Protel 99SE to automatically export specified files as they are generated? I suspect that there is a way, possibly involving Client Basic, but I'm not up to speed with the customization tools. (Or, is it somehow possible

Re: [PEDA] Full Path and Mapped Drives

2001-11-15 Thread Bagotronix Tech Support
We've never had problems with keeping libs on our network server either. Of course, we don't run 2 or more simultaneous Protel sessions, since we only have 1 license. Our network setup is various Win9X, W2K, and Linux boxes connected to 1 Linux server running Samba (Windows Network Neighborhood

Re: [PEDA] Using 3D

2001-11-15 Thread Bagotronix Tech Support
Protel *is* worth its current retail price of $7995, in my view. It is more than hobbyists can afford, but anyone who is seriously involved with design, who is trying to make a living with it, is advised to realize that the productivity features make it worth the price. $5K tops, dude. IMO.

Re: [PEDA] Using 3D

2001-11-15 Thread Don Ingram
TWICE the price of solid-works or Autycad I don't think so Don - Original Message - From: Bagotronix Tech Support [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Protel EDA Forum [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, November 16, 2001 1:45 PM Subject: Re: [PEDA] Using 3D Protel *is* worth its current retail

Re: [PEDA] Full Path and Mapped Drives

2001-11-15 Thread Michael Beavis
We've never had problems with keeping libs on our network server either. Of course, we don't run 2 or more simultaneous Protel sessions, since we only have 1 license. Our network setup is various Win9X, W2K, and Linux boxes connected to 1 Linux server running Samba (Windows Network

[PEDA] Net class problems

2001-11-15 Thread Thomas
I have a PCB in which two nets keep changing their net class. The nets are AC1 and AC2, they should belong to a net class called LV. However they keep changing to a class called HV (other members of this class are A, N, C, NO, NC). They seem to swap whenever I edit a primitive associated with