Re: [PEDA] Customize layer pairs

2001-08-21 Thread Dave Eloranta
Yu-Ming Luo You have identified a long time problem with Protel. I have my library components constructed with a .designator string and an outline much as you describe. Mine are on Mechanical 1, from days with only 4 mechanical layers. My outlines are 4mil lines centered ten mils beyond the max

Re: [PEDA] Customize layer pairs

2001-08-21 Thread Brad Velander
Dave, Yu-Ming Luo, just to join the consensus here. I do exactly the same procedure that Dave has explained. It would be a great boost to Protel if they would implement a paired mechanical layers scheme. As boards get more dense and 2 sided assemblies the norm, there is presently too much

[PEDA] [AEDA] ClientBasic Import, Export Auto Palette.

2001-08-21 Thread Brian Guralnick
Now that I finished the Client Basic footprint generator, my next project is to Load Save, Import Export - Color Display - preferences for the PCB software. I will also try to make an 'Auto Palette' for the transparent layer users out there. The 'Auto Palette' will make the layer you

Re: [PEDA] [AEDA] ClientBasic Import, Export Auto Palette.

2001-08-21 Thread Jim McGrath
Brian, That sounds Great. I remember this basic function on previous CAD packages. The only thing I think I liked better was to have a layer pair bright and the others diminished. Thanks, Jim McGrath CAD Connections, Inc. Brian Guralnick wrote: Now that I finished the Client Basic

Re: [PEDA] [AEDA] ClientBasic Import, Export Auto Palette. Translucent Mode

2001-08-21 Thread Frank Langlois
This is probably beyond the scope of what you are doing, but when printing a draft layer over a full layer it gets difficult to decipher the draft layer as the board becomes larger. Instead of the current draft effect there should be a translucent effect and the segmentation that is now

Re: [PEDA] Exporting sch to PCAD

2001-08-21 Thread Fabian Hartery
Dave, I have never had this problem. Are you sure the client server is being launched ? I remember a similiar incident when the simulation engine did not show up on a installation. I changed the properties of the server to launch with start up instead of 'on demand'. That fixed it. Fabe Fabian

Re: [PEDA] Customize layer pairs

2001-08-21 Thread Jon Elson
Brad Velander wrote: Dave, Yu-Ming Luo, just to join the consensus here. I do exactly the same procedure that Dave has explained. It would be a great boost to Protel if they would implement a paired mechanical layers scheme. As boards get more dense and 2 sided assemblies the

Re: [PEDA] Customize layer pairs

2001-08-21 Thread Frank Gilley
At 02:42 PM 8/21/2001 -0500, Jon Elson wrote: While this change is under discussion, I'd like to add in one other consideration. I think this has been mentioned by others, too. A keepout layer that is associated with EACH outer layer would be a boon. A keepout layer that affects BOTH surfaces

Re: [PEDA] Customize layer pairs

2001-08-21 Thread Brad Velander
Am I missing something guys? With P99SE you can have keepouts on any layer that you want, right? I thought this was the current situation, am I wrong? Possibly you hadn't noticed? In P99SE, draw a line on any layer any shape, edit the properties, click on the little keepout checkbox in

Re: [PEDA] Customize layer pairs

2001-08-21 Thread Frank Gilley
Brad, You may have caught me with my pants down on that one, I'm a little embarrassed to say that I have had hardly any cause to use the autorouter since SE came out. With all the RF and other critical stuff there has been little place for the autorouter in my work for the past couple of

Re: [PEDA] Customize layer pairs

2001-08-21 Thread Jon Elson
Brad Velander wrote: Am I missing something guys? With P99SE you can have keepouts on any layer that you want, right? I thought this was the current situation, am I wrong? Possibly you hadn't noticed? In P99SE, draw a line on any layer any shape, edit the properties, click on the

[PEDA] Layer Specific Keepouts (Ex: Customize layer pairs)

2001-08-21 Thread Ian Wilson
On 04:45 PM 21/08/2001 -0500, Frank Gilley said: Brad, You may have caught me with my pants down on that one, I'm a little embarrassed to say that I have had hardly any cause to use the autorouter since SE came out. With all the RF and other critical stuff there has been little place for the

Re: [PEDA] [AEDA] ClientBasic Import, Export Auto Palette.

2001-08-21 Thread Ian Wilson
On 12:46 PM 21/08/2001 -0400, Brian Guralnick said: Now that I finished the Client Basic footprint generator, my next project is to Load Save, Import Export - Color Display - preferences for the PCB software. I will also try to make an 'Auto Palette' for the transparent layer

Re: [PEDA] Layer Specific Keepouts (Ex: Customize layer pairs)

2001-08-21 Thread Brad Velander
Thanks Ian, for the additional clarification. I don't usually use them but before I posted I did a quick open a PCB database and looked at the menu, didn't look far enough down so I missed the Place Keepout command. I guess Ian answered your query Frank? Brad Velander, Lead PCB Designer, Norsat

Re: [PEDA] [AEDA] ClientBasic Import, Export Auto Palette.

2001-08-21 Thread Geoff Harland
Brian, Have you noticed under the Help|Macros menu option there is a call to a Client Basic Color/Colour Set script? I assume you will do something similar but, in addition, allow the current set to be saved. Looking on the menu resource for this entry for shows the process is:

Re: [PEDA] Customize layer pairs

2001-08-21 Thread Mike Reagan
So, they fixed this in SE and I never noticed?? :)) Mr. Protel, I heartily apologize! Brad, please confirm that this is in fact what this checkbox allows you to do... Freank, I have used the layer specific keepouts on Specta also , and the all seem to work properly, I will also use