Re: [PEDA] [PROTEL EDA USERS]: reconnecting nets

2001-05-07 Thread Colby - PowerStream
Bryan, It is possible that the rest of the board was lighting up for the same reason you could not route the pads together. Have you checked it after going through the procedure in the order listed? Is the whole board still lit up? After you go through the procedure to update the primitives,

Re: [PEDA] [PROTEL EDA USERS]: newbie can't get power and groundplanes to connect up

2001-05-07 Thread Colby - PowerStream
I routinely use power ports with no wire, without problems. It might happen that one has a wire very slightly off grid and have electrical snap turned off ; new designers sometimes consider the grid needlessly confining and turn it off as well. Well... I can't remember when or why I came to

Re: [PEDA] [PROTEL EDA USERS]: newbie can't get power and groundplanes to connect up

2001-05-07 Thread Colby - PowerStream
. Thanks, R. Gordon Price -Original Message- From: Colby - PowerStream [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2001 2:18 PM To: Multiple recipients of list proteledausers Subject: Re: [PROTEL EDA USERS]: newbie can't get power and ground planes to connect up

Re: [PEDA] Floating licenses dissapearing: wasSearching Network for Floating License

2001-05-07 Thread Colby - PowerStream
Doug, Long and Short version things to try... Short version first. Close Protel, Delete/Rename the Client99SE.INI(in Windows or Winnt directory), open Protel check access codes and install any that are missing, Close Protel... repeat for each workstation. Long Version... Here is what I would

Re: [PEDA] OOPS! Floating licenses dissapearing: wasSearching Network for Floating License

2001-05-07 Thread Colby - PowerStream
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Re: [PEDA] Cannot get 'Complex - Simple' hierarchy working.

2001-05-07 Thread Colby - PowerStream
Jim, Here is a link to the instructions on how this must be done in 99SE. http://www.protel.com/earticles/complex_hier_P99.htm -- Colby Siemer** Custom Battery Chargers

Re: [PEDA] Irregular pad shapes in Protel and How do you get fill s toassume net

2001-05-07 Thread Colby - PowerStream
Not sure if anyone brought this up yet or not... I didn't see it while skimming the other messages. If you are needing odd shaped pads for surface mount, you should be able to use a combination of multiple pads to create the shape you want. This must be done in the component definition in the

Re: [PEDA] BOARD WILL NOT ROUTE

2001-05-07 Thread Colby - PowerStream
A few things off the top of my head that can cause the router to fail that I did not see mentioned yet.. Tracks on the Multilayer. Polygons - These are sometimes 0 point polygons... which means you cannot see them. To find out if you have 0 point polygons do an Edit--Export to spread and if

Re: [PEDA] Searching Network for Floating License

2001-05-07 Thread Colby - PowerStream
Odd... Let us know if you find the cause/cure. I just noticed a new menu item in the Client Preferences Notify when another User Opens Document I doubt this has anything to do with it... but I noticed it while I was digging around. I tried to get mine to search for licenses... but the only

Re: [PEDA] Searching Network for Floating License

2001-05-07 Thread Colby - PowerStream
I believe that this was answered a while ago by Colby (ex-Protel Tech support). His comment was that Protel had removed the ability to remove the floating licenses check sometime recently in one of the service packs (5 or 6?). If my memory has failed me then someone will step in and

Re: [PEDA] Arc's in the keepout

2001-05-07 Thread Colby - PowerStream
No, you did the right thing. For Autorouting, you can use arcs, but they must somehow be contained within an enclosed polygon shape keepout with no arcs. You have to enclose corner arcs with a 90 degree corner etc. To make a circular board you would create the keepout circle(arc) and then

Re: [PEDA] problem w/ ports on Protel Schematic Service pack 6

2001-05-07 Thread Colby - PowerStream
Bill, A couple things... I just did a little checking... maybe this applies to your situation. I placed a long port... saved the schematic and then re-opened it and turned the OrCad ports option on. The port size changed to the OrCad size port(length 70). I closed the schematic(no save) and

Re: [PEDA] Anyone else seeing unstable Desktop Icons?

2001-05-07 Thread Colby - PowerStream
Phil, I had seen this a few times before while running Win2k. I was never able to reproduce it or track down the cause of it seemingly very random and also seemingly harmless( I never noticed any problems caused by it). If you find how to reproduce it I would love to know... just to free

Re: [PEDA] cutting a hole in the soldermask

2001-05-07 Thread Colby - PowerStream
I think that becuase it was marked as a Keepout it will not be included in your plots when generated. Objects Marked as a Keepout can be viewed in a print if you select the option to show them, but I think they are always left off of the plots I have not tested this with the Solder Mask

Re: [PEDA] Duplicating pieces of a layout

2001-07-27 Thread Colby - PowerStream
Well, here is what I thought of Rather than pasting it into ths same PCB file create a copy of the PCB file and open the new copy. And paste your corresponding section into a new schematic as you did... but leave it out of the hierarchy for the first part of this. Close the original

Re: [PEDA] Duplicating pieces of a layout

2001-07-27 Thread Colby - PowerStream
I am not sure if this is relevant to what you are trying to do specifically... But if I remember correctly the reference to Complex hierarchy in the manual actually refers to the way it worked in 98... I don't have my manual handy to check. Either way... if you haven't looked at this KB article

Re: [PEDA] Duplicating pieces of a layout

2001-07-27 Thread Colby - PowerStream
. Pensacola, FL 32503 [EMAIL PROTECTED] ICQ# 32491889 -Original Message- From: Colby - PowerStream [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Friday, July 27, 2001 11:57 AM To: Protel EDA Forum Subject: Re: [PEDA] Duplicating pieces of a layout I am not sure if this is relevant to what

Re: [PEDA] Duplicating pieces of a layout

2001-07-27 Thread Colby - PowerStream
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Re: [PEDA] Duplicating pieces of a layout

2001-07-30 Thread Colby - PowerStream
I just copied a PCB, and used Paste Special and checked Keep Net Name and Duplicate Designator. I could see nowhere that this would cause an error on the PCB due to using the same designator twice... just Broken Net errors. There is an option in the preferences to Remove Duplicates... I have

Re: [PEDA] ddb transfer failure ??

2001-08-14 Thread Colby - PowerStream
I am pretty sure SP6 for NT doesn't update what you will get from this 2.5 MDAC install I am almost positive... but I don't have an NT system to check anymore :( I would download and install it anyway. -- Colby Siemer

Re: [PEDA] one or the other

2001-08-23 Thread Colby - PowerStream
Unfortunately there is no way to tell the synchronizer to ignore a symbol(not that I know of) And although you don't want them on the schematic I think this is the only way to do it(aside from unchecking the Delete components box in the synchronizer) To get around the issue of having wire pads,