Re: [PEDA] Unable to Initialize

2002-12-05 Thread Hegyesi Gyula
Hi Dave, I seem to have to repost this again and again... Gyula ** Protel Knowledge Base Item - 1694 Logged: 3/30/1998 Revised:7/30/2001 Item categories: Autorouting Products affected: Protel 98 (All

[PEDA] Camtastic vs. GerbTool

2002-12-05 Thread Gary Packman
Can anyone here give a brief rundown of the pros and cons of these two apps? Most usable features, easiest to use, etc. TIA Gary Packman * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To post a message: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * To leave this list visit: *

Re: [PEDA] polygon plane clearance question

2002-12-05 Thread Rene Tschaggelar
Hmm, a 300 Volt track should perhaps have a bit more clearance than just 10mil. Set that under Design rules, clearances, there make a new one and do it for one or more specific nets. Rene rimas wrote: hi there protel users, this question has two parts - one specific to protel and one not.

Re: [PEDA] polygon plane clearance question

2002-12-05 Thread ajenkins
Yup, exactly what I intended to write when I first saw the query... For the author of the original query or anyone else who's interested and isn't yet up-to-speed on the subj of trace/track spacing and working voltages, an example article that covers this topic with some specificity is located

Re: [PEDA] Older Protel file??

2002-12-05 Thread Tom Robinson
ok -- thank you ALL for the help, it's appreciated. tr :) -Original Message- From: Alfonso Baz [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Wednesday, December 04, 2002 8:59 PM To: Protel EDA Forum Subject: Re: [PEDA] Older Protel file?? P99SE PCB files are V4.0. You can still export a pcb file in

[PEDA] Default Pointer

2002-12-05 Thread Mike Reagan
Hi All, Does anyone out there know how I can set all my windows programs, Client 99 included to point to another drive by default. ie everything I save and open defaults to a Microsoft directory, like c:\my documents , Since I never store anything that has hooks to Microsoft , I would like

Re: [PEDA] Default Pointer

2002-12-05 Thread ajenkins
Great question for the open web, though it seems somewhat ambiguous to me. Try www.deja.com (now www.google.com) -Original Message- From: Mike Reagan [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Hi All, Does anyone out there know how I can set all my windows programs, Client 99 included to

Re: [PEDA] polygon plane clearance question

2002-12-05 Thread Brad Velander
Cmon Rene, I didn't have time to write a book. Likewise one wouldn't typically route 300volts at 4 mil tracks and spaces now would you? There are always other confining requirements and regulations. Sincerely, Brad Velander. Lead PCB Designer Norsat International Inc. Microwave Products

Re: [PEDA] Default Pointer

2002-12-05 Thread Dennis Saputelli
try this haven't checked it myself http://www.pbdr.com/ostips/cmydocs.htm don't you wish the file open box was lot smaller too? :) Dennis Saputelli Mike Reagan wrote: Hi All, Does anyone out there know how I can set all my windows programs, Client 99 included to point to another drive

Re: [PEDA] Default Pointer

2002-12-05 Thread John A. Ross
-Original Message- From: Mike Reagan [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2002 3:32 PM To: Protel EDA Forum Subject: [PEDA] Default Pointer Hi All, Does anyone out there know how I can set all my windows programs, Client 99 included to point to another

Re: [PEDA] Default Pointer

2002-12-05 Thread John M. Cardone
Mike, Most, if not all windows programs remember (in the system registry) the last directory used by that program. But you can set your My Documents folder to a specific location such as a mapped drive. Keep in mind that if working collaboratively that all windows programs do not create lock files

Re: [PEDA] Default Pointer

2002-12-05 Thread Brad Velander
Mike, can't help with all of your apps but the Microsoft apps (at least the newer ones) usually have the capability to set your default directories. It is usually in the setup or options configuration area of the apps themselves. As far as P99SE, on my system it always defaults to

Re: [PEDA] P-CAD Importation

2002-12-05 Thread rlamoreaux
What version of Protel did you use to import the P-CAD files? And, do you recall the P-CAD version they were generated under? I've since been told the files I have were done under P-CAD 2001/SP1. At one point the only version of PCAD supported for import was 2000. Looking at the Protel

Re: [PEDA] Default Pointer

2002-12-05 Thread ajenkins
-Original Message- From: John M. Cardone [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Mike, Most, if not all windows programs remember (in the system registry) the last directory used by that program. I agree, though IME there do seem to be a few that either due to age, programming technique,

Re: [PEDA] Default Pointer

2002-12-05 Thread Mike Reagan
-Original Message- From: John M. Cardone [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Mike, Most, if not all windows programs remember (in the system registry) the last directory used by that program. Is that so,open up Camtastik ..import gerber...my documents every time

Re: [PEDA] Default Pointer

2002-12-05 Thread Terry Harris
On Thu, 5 Dec 2002 10:31:49 -0500, Mike Reagan wrote: Does anyone out there know how I can set all my windows programs, Client 99 included to point to another drive by default. ie everything I save and open defaults to a Microsoft directory, like c:\my documents , Since I never store

Re: [PEDA] Default Pointer

2002-12-05 Thread Ian Wilson
On 02:55 PM 5/12/2002 -0500, Mike Reagan said: -Original Message- From: John M. Cardone [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Mike, Most, if not all windows programs remember (in the system registry) the last directory used by that program. Is that so,open up Camtastik

Re: [PEDA] Default Pointer

2002-12-05 Thread Brad Velander
Mike, not sure precisely what you were trying to say, the net police seem to have struck out key words from your reply. Maybe they took offence at some language you might have used. 8^ I use Camtastic all the time. Typically I copy my Gerber files from their original creation directory to

Re: [PEDA] Default Pointer

2002-12-05 Thread Dennis Saputelli
there is a program called FileBox Extender http://www.hyperionics.com/ it's pretty good it changes the way most file box dialogs work makes them resizable, has a list of favorites, preserves details sorting etc etc Dennis Saputelli Mike Reagan wrote: -Original Message- From:

Re: [PEDA] Unable to Initialize

2002-12-05 Thread Abd ul-Rahman Lomax
At 03:27 AM 12/5/2002, Hegyesi Gyula wrote: I seem to have to repost this again and again... And then quoted a detailed knowledge base article. I think one point deserves more attention, even though it has been mentioned: the router may fail to initialize if there are any component primitives

Re: [PEDA] Unable to Initialize

2002-12-05 Thread Dennis Saputelli
good tip for this ! (board info) as to fixing out of workspace stuff isn't that just select all and move? Dennis Saputelli Abd ul-Rahman Lomax wrote: At 03:27 AM 12/5/2002, Hegyesi Gyula wrote: I seem to have to repost this again and again... And then quoted a detailed knowledge base

Re: [PEDA] Default Pointer

2002-12-05 Thread Mike Reagan
Put a shortcut to you real project root directory into the MyDocs folder. Put shortcurts to each of your projects there is you wanted. Ian Ian and Terry , This sounds like what I want to do.no why didn't I think of it Thanks Mike Reagan * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Re: [PEDA] Default Pointer

2002-12-05 Thread Igor Gmitrovic
John, File sharing feature works fine accross network and shared drives. If two users with the same access privileges try to open the same file, the second user will be denied access. The same second user can access other files in the same .ddb if they are not accessed by the first user. The

Re: [PEDA] Default Pointer

2002-12-05 Thread Mike Reagan
Mike, not sure precisely what you were trying to say, the net police seem to have struck out key words from your reply. Maybe they took offence at some language you might have used. 8^ Brad, What the $@%/happened to my $@%/language? I thought I sent a clean email out Mike

Re: [PEDA] Default Pointer

2002-12-05 Thread Dennis Saputelli
you really ought to give FileBox Extender a spin (free trial) i does just what you want and is easier than setting up shortcuts (project paths change all the time for us at least) it has a recently used folder list and a favorite list it's pretty simple and unobtrusive works with most

Re: [PEDA] Default Pointer

2002-12-05 Thread Damon Kelly
Do you want to move the physical location of My Documents? If so, right click on the My Documents icon on the desktop, and enter a new path (to a new drive etc...) You can also use the TweakUI Control Panel applet from MS. Damon Kelly Hardware Engineer -Original Message- From: Mike

Re: [PEDA] Unable to Initialize

2002-12-05 Thread Sanders, Dave
Thanks to all who replied to this thread. All the suggestions were tried, but still no joy. Have now bit the bullet and started again. (Why on earth couldn't the software designers be a little more informative than a cryptic Unable to Initialize?? ) Big Sigh ! Cheers. Dave Sanders

Re: [PEDA] Default Pointer

2002-12-05 Thread JaMi Smith
Interesting thread. Didn't know that everyone else out there hated the MyDocuments default as much as I did. Maybe the real soultion is to simply completely delete the folder and all of its relatives (such as MyMusic and MyPictures). Murphys Law says that MS would either recreate them or crash

Re: [PEDA] Unable to Initialize

2002-12-05 Thread Igor Gmitrovic
Dave, may sound trivial, but check your licence setting and make sure the autorouter is enabled. Regards Igor -Original Message- From: Sanders, Dave [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Friday, 6 December 2002 1:43 PM To: 'Protel EDA Forum' Subject: Re: [PEDA] Unable to Initialize

Re: [PEDA] Default Pointer

2002-12-05 Thread Alfonso Baz
Deleting MyDocuments is a brilliant idea Jami, but it doesn't work. The reason for this is, that there is a permanent file lock on one of its relatives... MyMSHeadaches and a new one thats popped up since installing Protel... MyPEDAGripes Alfonso - Original Message - From: JaMi Smith

Re: [PEDA] Unable to Initialize

2002-12-05 Thread Sanders, Dave
It is! Thanks anyway! Dave Sanders -Original Message- From: Igor Gmitrovic [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Friday, December 06, 2002 1:38 PM To: Protel EDA Forum Subject: Re: [PEDA] Unable to Initialize Dave, may sound trivial, but check your licence setting and make sure the