Re: [PEDA] PCB Freeze: ChangeObjectGraphically

2001-11-08 Thread Tim Fifield
Rob, Excluding *.ini files from my mcaffee scan did not seem to speed anything up. Protel isn't that slow. It's just slow enough to be annoying while moving components around. Tim -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2001 4:01

Re: [PEDA] Using 3D

2001-11-14 Thread Tim Fifield
Fred, To the best of my knowledge, there is no way to generate custom components for use in 3D renderings for 99SE. Tim * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To post a message: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * To leave this list visit: *

Re: [PEDA] None (Node not Found)

2001-11-14 Thread Tim Fifield
Wayne, Make sure your sch symbol pin NUMBERS match the DESIGNATORS of the pcb footprint pads. The sch symbol has a name and number, The number must match the pad designator. Also, make sure that you have the footprint in your pcb lib, with that pcb lib open in the pcb editor screen, before you

[PEDA] Autorouter

2001-11-16 Thread Tim Fifield
Just curious... Does anybody use the 99SE autorouter for large PCB designs? Do the majority of board designers do everything manually? I don't even bother with the autorouter anymore, it's to messy. Perhaps I'm not setting it up properly. What do you people do? Tim Fifield

Re: [PEDA] Antwort: Autorouter

2001-11-16 Thread Tim Fifield
many buttons you have to push to get good results! Also, keep in mind that an autorouter will never be as smart as you, only faster than you. Best regards, Ivan Baggett Bagotronix Inc. website: www.bagotronix.com - Original Message - From: Tim Fifield [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Protel EDA Form

Re: [PEDA] Protel usage

2001-11-16 Thread Tim Fifield
Edi, We use: Sch PCB Signal Integ. CAM Man. Print. Database link, not 100% though. Tim -Original Message- From: Edi Im Hof [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Friday, November 16, 2001 2:17 PM To: Protel EDA Forum Subject: [PEDA] Protel usage Hi all Regarding the questions about 3D

Re: [PEDA] Protel usage

2001-11-19 Thread Tim Fifield
Rob, You can download the 99SE handbook as well as a handbook supplement from the Protel website in PDF format. I agree, they are quite useful. Tim Fifield * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To post a message: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * To leave this list visit

[PEDA] Short Circuit: Pad/Fill

2001-11-19 Thread Tim Fifield
. Is there any way to resolve this? Tim Fifield * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To post a message: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * To leave this list visit: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/leave.html * * Contact the list manager: * mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [PEDA] Short Circuit: Pad/Fill

2001-11-20 Thread Tim Fifield
Thanks to all who replied to this thread! Tim. -Original Message- From: Ian Wilson [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Monday, November 19, 2001 6:14 PM To: Protel EDA Forum Subject: Re: [PEDA] Short Circuit: Pad/Fill On 04:16 PM 19/11/2001 -0400, Tim Fifield said: I've created an odd

[PEDA] Power Plane Clearance

2001-11-21 Thread Tim Fifield
box is checked. Am I missing something? Tim Fifield * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To post a message: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * To leave this list visit: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/leave.html * * Contact the list manager: * mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [PEDA] Power Plane Clearance

2001-11-22 Thread Tim Fifield
Thanks to all for the help! Tim -Original Message- From: Abd ul-Rahman Lomax [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2001 11:23 PM To: Protel EDA Forum Subject: Re: [PEDA] Power Plane Clearance At 04:19 PM 11/21/01 -0600, Jon Elson wrote: It seems Protel only supports

[PEDA] Power Plane Clearance Connect

2001-11-22 Thread Tim Fifield
oh, I just thought of another question... What is your (Protel user) preferred clearance and connect style on the power planes? A board I just finished had 20mil clearance and direct connect. I'm wondering if 20mil is too much and if a relief connect would be better. Tim * * * * * * * * * * *

[PEDA] No Net Connection

2001-11-22 Thread Tim Fifield
In 99SE PCB editor I wish to connect vias to the unused pins of a 100 pin QFP for debug. When I run DRC it gives me short circuit and clearance violations. Is there a way to create a net for each pin in PCB but not the schematic editor so I won't get the violations? Tim Fifield

Re: [PEDA] No Net Connection

2001-11-22 Thread Tim Fifield
the schema editor ? I do use square smd pads and/or round 32mil holes as debugpins. The later having the advantage of a scope probe holder. Rene -- Ing.Buero R.Tschaggelar - http://www.ibrtses.com Tim Fifield wrote: In 99SE PCB editor I wish to connect vias to the unused pins of a 100 pin QFP for debug

[PEDA] connector footprint

2001-11-26 Thread Tim Fifield
Does anybody have a 99SE footprint for a Standard Circular DIN 5 Pin Receptacle, Right angle PCB mount? Specifically, the part is SDS-50J from CUI Stack. www.cuistack.com Tim Fifield * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To post a message: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [PEDA] Footprint 215

2001-11-26 Thread Tim Fifield
Jeff, Try: Design/Netlist Manager/Menu/Update Free Primitives From Component Pads. Tim -Original Message- From: Jeff Adolphs [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Monday, November 26, 2001 2:52 PM To: Protel EDA Forum (E-mail) Subject: [PEDA] Footprint 215 Hi! I used a Protel Footprint

Re: [PEDA] connector footprint

2001-11-27 Thread Tim Fifield
for audio s-video. Brian Guralnick - Original Message - From: Tim Fifield [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Protel EDA Form [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, November 26, 2001 11:44 AM Subject: [PEDA] connector footprint | Does anybody have a 99SE footprint for a Standard Circular DIN 5

[PEDA] Layer Specific Keep out.

2001-11-27 Thread Tim Fifield
Is it possible to have a layer specific keep out? I want a GND trace connecting two components, however, there is a GND polygon between the two components as well. I do not want the trace to touch the polygon. Is there a way to do this without drawing the polygon around the track? Tim * * * * *

[PEDA] Please HELP!

2001-11-30 Thread Tim Fifield
work and restart windows. Ignore Quit What is going on!? I've restarted 3 times now and the first thing I do gives me that message. I'm using 99SE SP6 with windows 2000 sp2. Please help me! Tim Fifield * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To post a message: mailto

Re: [PEDA] Please HELP!

2001-11-30 Thread Tim Fifield
) Fax (604) 292-9010 Website: www.norsat.com -Original Message- From: Tim Fifield [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Friday, November 30, 2001 10:44 AM To: Protel EDA Form Subject: [PEDA] Please HELP! Every time I do something in 99SE PCB editor I get a little window that says Access

[PEDA] .TXT File generation

2001-12-13 Thread Tim Fifield
My production facility (not pcb house) is asking for the following: X/Y coordinates of components .TXT file X/Y coordinates of test points/pads in .TXT file Is it possible to generate those files in P99SE? If so, how? Tim * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To post a

Re: [PEDA] .TXT File generation

2001-12-13 Thread Tim Fifield
will output the X/Y co-ordinates of all your testpoints, provided that you have set all the testpoints as such. Meaning checked the testpoint box under the pad attributes menu. Regards, Lloyd -Original Message- From: Tim Fifield [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2001 9

Re: [PEDA] .TXT File generation

2001-12-13 Thread Tim Fifield
when programming their PP machines will verify and correct for offsets or inaccuracies in these numbers. I've seen them do tria runs to figure out if all these numbers are correct. Tony -Original Message- From: Tim Fifield [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2001 10:50

Re: [PEDA] .TXT File generation

2001-12-17 Thread Tim Fifield
checked. The pad is on the bottom of the board. What am I missing? Tim -Original Message- From: Ian Wilson [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Saturday, December 15, 2001 9:01 PM To: Protel EDA Forum Subject: Re: [PEDA] .TXT File generation On 04:43 PM 13/12/2001 -0400, Tim Fifield said: Thanks

[PEDA] Disappearing Rats nest

2002-01-03 Thread Tim Fifield
All of my rats nest lines (with the exception of a few) have disappeared. How do I make them reappear? Tim * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To post a message: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * To leave this list visit: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/leave.html

Re: [PEDA] Disappearing Rats nest

2002-01-03 Thread Tim Fifield
Never mind, found it. View/connections/show all. Tim * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To post a message: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * To leave this list visit: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/leave.html * * Contact the list manager: * mailto:[EMAIL

Re: [PEDA] Schematic PCB viewer

2002-01-11 Thread Tim Fifield
If I understand the question correctly, you can tile the windows to view both at once. Tim Fifield [EMAIL PROTECTED] International Rectifier -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Friday, January 11, 2002 6:27 AM To: proteledaforum Subject: [PEDA

[PEDA] Test

2002-01-14 Thread Tim Fifield
This is a test, as I have not received mail from the group in two days. Tim Fifield * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To post a message: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * To leave this list visit: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/leave.html * * Contact the list

[PEDA] Automotive Design guidelines

2002-01-17 Thread Tim Fifield
Does anyone have a list or reference for/of pcb design guidelines for the automotive industry? Specifically things like track width, min via hole and pads size, min spacing, etc... Perhaps guidelines for aerospace design would be useful? Tim Fifield

[PEDA] Warning: Unconnected net label

2002-01-30 Thread Tim Fifield
I get a Warning: Unconnected net label on net ... when I run ERC in the Sch editor. I'm trying to label a bus line with a the following net label AD[15..0] How do I resolve this warning? Tim * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To post a message: mailto:[EMAIL

Re: [PEDA] Warning: Unconnected net label

2002-01-30 Thread Tim Fifield
EDA Forum Subject: Re: [PEDA] Warning: Unconnected net label Tim Fifield wrote: I get a Warning: Unconnected net label on net ... when I run ERC in the Sch editor. I'm trying to label a bus line with a the following net label AD[15..0] How do I resolve this warning? The bottom left corner

Re: [PEDA] Warning: Unconnected net label

2002-01-30 Thread Tim Fifield
should work fine. Regards Andy Gulliver -Original Message- From: Tim Fifield [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: 30 January 2002 16:22 To: Protel EDA Forum Subject: Re: [PEDA] Warning: Unconnected net label The bottom left corner of the net name is touching the bus it applies

[PEDA] Read Only field on PCB?

2002-01-30 Thread Tim Fifield
Is it possible to bring one or more of a parts read only fields from the sch editor to the PCB layout? I wish to include the markings on the part case (A read only field) in the assembly diagram. Tim Fifield - Electronic Technologist International Rectifier - EMS Canada 7020 Mumford Rd. Halifax

Re: [PEDA] Warning: Unconnected net label

2002-01-30 Thread Tim Fifield
At 10:55 AM 1/30/2002 -0400, Tim Fifield wrote: I get a Warning: Unconnected net label on net ... when I run ERC in the Sch editor. I'm trying to label a bus line with a the following net label AD[15..0] Others pointed out the problem with naming the individual nets as AD[0] etc., but I have

Re: [PEDA] Document Options

2002-02-05 Thread Tim Fifield
FYI... When I first started using P99SE about a year ago I downloaded an Exploring Schematic Templates in P99SE from the Protel web site. I found it quite helpful. If you can't find it there, let me know and I'll email it to you. Tim * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

[PEDA] Solder Mask Removal

2002-02-06 Thread Tim Fifield
In P99SE PCB editor, is there a way to remove the solder mask from a specific polygon? I wish do this so I can glue a piece of copper to the pcb as a heat sink and do not want the mask there as a thermal insulator. Tim Fifield

[PEDA] Test

2002-02-12 Thread Tim Fifield
This is a test. Please ignore Tim * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To post a message: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * To leave this list visit: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/leave.html * * Contact the list manager: * mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * Forum

[PEDA] 3D warning

2002-02-28 Thread Tim Fifield
When I try to view my pcb in the 3D viewer I get the following message and then it just sits there, stares at me and won't let me press the ok button. Board boundary is incomplete - calculated boundary will be used. Check that the boundary on the Keep Out layer is closed, with their track ends

Re: [PEDA] Assembly drawing problem

2002-02-28 Thread Tim Fifield
Mark, The print preview has a little box that you can check to mirror the layer. I just create a silkscreen layer with a mech outline and the silk screen you I to see for my assy. dwgs. and have that box ticked for that printout. You can do this for any other layer that you want. Tim

Re: [PEDA] 3D warning

2002-03-04 Thread Tim Fifield
Upon further investigation, it appears that my 3D viewer is not working at all. When I try to view a very simple double side rectangle pcb it just shows a blank workspace and sometimes I get the same warning message. I tried reinstalling the server but it didn't fix the problem. I used to be able

[PEDA] Layer Toggle button

2002-03-08 Thread Tim Fifield
Does anyone know if it's possible to create a toggle button on a tool bar that toggles a specific layer on or off? I like to turn the Top Overlay layer on and off frequently and find it cumbersome to always go right click/options/ board layers then check the box. Tim Fifield

[PEDA] Test point Pad Size

2002-03-12 Thread Tim Fifield
Can anybody tell me what the recommended test point pad size to be used with the GenRAD GR228xi in circuit tester is? I think were using a combo II board. Our manufacturing dept. wants me to use a 100 thou diameter pad which seems quite excessive to me. I currently have a 35 thou pad. Tim

Re: [PEDA] Is it a bug, or me?

2002-03-12 Thread Tim Fifield
I've noticed those rounding errors as well. Tim -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Tuesday, March 12, 2002 12:57 PM To: Protel EDA Forum Subject: Re: [PEDA] Is it a bug, or me? Protel has a few problems with mm and inches. I've often seen small

[PEDA] computer pauses

2002-03-20 Thread Tim Fifield
to no hatching and it seemed to speed up the process. If anybody has another thoughts on speeding this up, please fill me in. 4 layer PCB, 400+ comp., Online DRC is off... I'm using P99SE SP6. Win 2K SP2 800MHz, 512MRAM. Tim Fifield, CET

Re: [PEDA] computer pauses

2002-03-21 Thread Tim Fifield
this will be fixed on the next release... Tim Fifield -Original Message- From: Darryl Newberry [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 6:09 PM To: 'Protel EDA Forum' Subject: Re: [PEDA] computer pauses Set Polygon pour to Never. Then don't forget to repour them manually

Re: [PEDA] computer pauses

2002-03-21 Thread Tim Fifield
performace was restored to 0-60 , but couldnt tell you what the real fix is. The delay is gone, but next time I am going to use steps 1-4 again without hesitation Good Luck Mike Reagan - Original Message - From: Tim Fifield [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Protel EDA Forum [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent

Re: [PEDA] Monitor focusing.

2002-03-28 Thread Tim Fifield
Brian, What should I do with these files? Tim -Original Message- From: Brian Guralnick [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2002 2:55 PM To: Protel EDA Forum Subject: [PEDA] Monitor focusing. Vastly improved, monitor focusing test pattern. Make sure when using, that

Re: [PEDA] Parts and Vendors

2002-04-02 Thread Tim Fifield
We use here it and find it very useful. Tim -Original Message- From: Nicholas Cobb [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Monday, April 01, 2002 4:18 PM To: Protel EDA Forum Subject: [PEDA] Parts and Vendors I know that this is off-topic, but I was wondering what everyone's opinion about

Re: [PEDA] 4-Layer Board

2002-04-10 Thread Tim Fifield
Shawn, I get my 4 layer PCB's prototyped at Dynamic and Proto Circuits www.dapc.com in ON. They seem to do a good job. My contact is Monica Georgi, [EMAIL PROTECTED] I'd like to have a list of Canadian PCB houses though Hope this helps, Tim Fifield -Original Message- From: SHAWN

[PEDA] PCB Panelization

2002-04-11 Thread Tim Fifield
be much appreciated as well. Tim Fifield * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To post a message: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * To leave this list visit: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/leave.html * * Contact the list manager: * mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * Forum

[PEDA] bug in protel bom generation?

2002-04-12 Thread Tim Fifield
When we generate a BOM in Protel format in P99SE SP6 some parts get consolidated even though their libref and several attributes are different. Does anybody know why this might be happening? Tim Fifield * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To post a message: mailto

Re: [PEDA] PCB Panelization

2002-04-12 Thread Tim Fifield
Thanks to all who helped with this thread. I'm reviewing them and haven't made a decision yet... Tim Fifield -Original Message- From: Mike Reagan [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Friday, April 12, 2002 9:49 AM To: Protel EDA Forum Subject: Re: [PEDA] PCB Panelization Thank you Dennis

Re: [PEDA] PCB Panelization

2002-04-12 Thread Tim Fifield
made a decision yet... Tim Fifield -Original Message- From: Mike Reagan [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Friday, April 12, 2002 9:49 AM To: Protel EDA Forum Subject: Re: [PEDA] PCB Panelization Thank you Dennis S for the pitch - Original Message - From: Dennis Saputelli [EMAIL

Re: [PEDA] Gold or silver plating (Sort of Off Topic)

2002-04-23 Thread Tim Fifield
The black silver oxide layer that will form has low electrical conductivity... Just out of curiosity, I thought silver oxide was conductive?

[PEDA] Snap to metric Grid

2002-05-23 Thread Tim Fifield
changing the grid and using the Move to Grid function but this seem to do nothing. Tim Fifield, CET International Rectifier - EMS Canada * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To post a message: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * To leave this list visit: * http

Re: [PEDA] graphic logo on schem

2002-06-13 Thread Tim Fifield
a new .sch (in the projects directory) I go to Design/Template/Set Template file name, add the .ddb with the .dot template, select the template, and hit Ok. The logo appears every time. Works on all the computers that are on the network. Tim Fifield -Original Message- From: Dennis Saputelli

[PEDA] Shot in the Dark

2002-06-14 Thread Tim Fifield
. The reason I'm asking on this forum is because I believe the PCB was drawn with Protel in 1997. The website is www.phytec.com, look under KitCon Development Boards. I don't believe there is a picture of the actual 164 board on there though. Tim Fifield, CET International Rectifier - EMS Canada Tel

[PEDA] title change

2002-06-14 Thread Tim Fifield
Is there a way to change the title of a .prj file and the .sch files underneath it along with the .PCB file, print preview, and CAM outputs all at once? Or do I have to go and manually change them all? Tim * Tracking #:

Re: [PEDA] 3D MODELS FOR PROTEL99SE

2002-06-18 Thread Tim Fifield
As far as I know, it cannot be done with Protel 99SE. Tim -Original Message- From: Christopher Rhomberg [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2002 3:02 PM To: Protel EDA Forum Subject: [PEDA] 3D MODELS FOR PROTEL99SE Does anyone know how I can draw new 3D components for

Re: [PEDA] PCB breakoffs

2002-06-26 Thread Tim Fifield
Just FYI Design for breakaway tabs can be found in IPC Standard IPC- although I personally don't find it very helpful... Tim Fifield -Original Message- From: Danny Bishop [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Tuesday, June 25, 2002 8:39 PM To: 'Protel EDA Forum' Subject: Re: [PEDA

[PEDA] License Issues

2002-06-26 Thread Tim Fifield
the licensing incorrectly? Tim Fifield * Tracking #: E395FF4341496743A9A85023A9AF0870F88DEA19

Re: [PEDA] Does the Autorouter actually work?

2002-07-18 Thread Tim Fifield
I have never had the autorouter work for me on anything more than a very basic 2 sided pcb. Even then, I don't like what it does. I do everything manually. Perhaps I need some training on how to run it properly Tim *

Re: [PEDA] To Forum Admin : Things getting too much OFF Topic here

2002-07-24 Thread Tim Fifield
could read, contribute to, and be emailed only the reply of the threads you are interested in. Take a look at the forums www.vwvortex.com, this is a great site that is very well laid out and informative. Tim Fifield. -Original Message- From: Tony Karavidas [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent

[PEDA] Hot Linking

2002-07-24 Thread Tim Fifield
looking in the wrong spot? The reason I want to do this is because I have a schematic drawn with generic parts i.e. all resistors have LibRef of res3. I want to change the schematics so each component has its own specific LibRef such as ERJ-6ENF24R9V. Tim Fifield

Re: [PEDA] Hot Linking

2002-07-24 Thread Tim Fifield
the schematics so each component has its own specific LibRef such as ERJ-6ENF24R9V. Tim Fifield * Tracking #: AFBD0364E0C48B4C8C35978334A6393880320B4B

Re: [PEDA] Hot Linking

2002-07-24 Thread Tim Fifield
for that missing selection: Text: Export to Database Process: ExportSchematicToDatabase Params: (I left params blank) Stick that in your File/Export menu and it should look normal. -Original Message- From: Tim Fifield [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Wednesday, July 24, 2002 9:45

Re: [PEDA] Hot Linking

2002-07-24 Thread Tim Fifield
the typical it's a good idea to restart your computer after you crash, blah, blah, blah. -Original Message- From: Tim Fifield [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Wednesday, July 24, 2002 3:12 PM To: Protel EDA Forum Subject: Re: [PEDA] Hot Linking Ok, that seemed to work. Have not tried

Re: [PEDA] Hot Linking

2002-07-25 Thread Tim Fifield
25, 2002 5:57 AM To: Protel EDA Forum Subject: Re: [PEDA] Hot Linking Tim Fifield wrote: I want to export a schematic to a database so that I can try some hot linking. The protel handbook (pg. 163) says: Select File Export to Database to pop up the Export Database dialog. Tim

[PEDA] Drill Drawing Legend

2002-07-26 Thread Tim Fifield
How do I create a gerber file of the drill drawing (.GD1, .GD2, etc...) to include a legend for the drill tool sizes? I remember it being there sometime last year but cannot seem to reproduce it. I'm using CAMtastic 2000. Import Gerber Quick Load. Tim Fifield

Re: [PEDA] Altium Release Protel DXP ( What is new in protel DXP?)

2002-07-29 Thread Tim Fifield
John, I'm with you on the metric thing. Tim -Original Message- From: John Ross [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Monday, July 29, 2002 4:14 PM To: Protel EDA Forum Subject: Re: [PEDA] Altium Release Protel DXP ( What is new in protel DXP?) -Original Message- From: Joe

Re: [PEDA] Schematic Import (WAS: Hot Linking)

2002-07-30 Thread Tim Fifield
OK, So everything seems to be ok except that when I look at a parts attributes after an import nothing seems to change. This is what I'm doing. Export 1. In Schematic Editor. FileExportExport Schematic to Database. 2. I choose Part as my selected primitive. 3. I choose X and Y Loc, Lib Ref,

[PEDA] rectangle hole?

2002-07-31 Thread Tim Fifield
I'm creating a connector footprint with two rectangle holes or slots for mechanical stability. How do I create rectangle holes? Tim Fifield * Tracking #: F043784119037E49B6F4845F2C828DF67ED2F5AD

Re: [PEDA] Sch part of Connector (WAS: rectangle hole?)

2002-08-01 Thread Tim Fifield
such as a text lable, net name, pin, etc, press the TAB key which opens a dialog box. Any thing you enter here will now be saved as the default entry for future placements. Note that hitting TAB after the item is placed does not effect the defaults. Regards Dave Lewis Tim Fifield [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [PEDA] Sch part of Connector (WAS: rectangle hole?)

2002-08-12 Thread Tim Fifield
Hmmm... I'm not sure what it could be. My computer clock and date are reading correctly. I use Atomic Clock Sync v2.2. Perhaps my mail server or something else is screwed up. I'm no computer wiz and don't have control over any other computers other than mine. Sorry... Tim -Original

[PEDA] Schematic order

2002-08-16 Thread Tim Fifield
Is there a way to change the order of sch files under a .prj file in the Design Manager Panel? I cannot click and drag them like I can my bookmarks in my web browser. Tim Fifield * Tracking

Re: [PEDA] Time Setting

2002-08-17 Thread Tim Fifield
You might try double clicking on the lower RH clock in Windows, and check the settings on the Time Zone tab. This appears to be correct as well. Tim -Original Message- From: Frank Gilley [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Monday, August 12, 2002 3:41 PM To: Protel EDA Forum Subject: Re:

[PEDA] Layer Specific Pad count

2002-08-30 Thread Tim Fifield
Is it possible to get layer specific pad and component counts in P99SE? Tim Fifield * Tracking #: 87841C98C1CAC048A562FEA5B26AC5B550D55B87

Re: [PEDA] Layer Specific Pad count

2002-09-03 Thread Tim Fifield
Total 1502 19724 21028 954 Tony Karavidas wrote: You mean like the ones that all these $33/$34 board houses ask? -Original Message- From: Tim Fifield [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Friday, August 30, 2002 9:55 AM

Re: [PEDA] Company logo

2002-09-04 Thread Tim Fifield
Does anyone have this BMPTOPCB.EXE file they don't mind emailing to me. I do not wish to join the yahoo group. Tim -Original Message- From: Tony Karavidas [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Tuesday, September 03, 2002 8:13 PM To: 'Protel EDA Forum' Subject: Re: [PEDA] Company logo

Re: [PEDA] You can't get there from here (I think)...

2002-09-09 Thread Tim Fifield
Richard, What I do is make a copy of the .ddb file (renaming it appropriately) and create the assembly drawing from it. I delete all but the .pcb and print preview files. Then I auto position all ref des to center (with correct rotation). In the print preview I use top and bottom overlays with

Re: [PEDA] You can't get there from here (I think)...

2002-09-10 Thread Tim Fifield
can't get there from here (I think)... Tim, It sounds as if you intend to use the silkscreen layer for the assembly info? A dangerous practice and extra work. Usually do all this stuff on a separate mechanical layer. Then go the PDF route. Joe - Original Message - From: Tim Fifield [EMAIL

[PEDA] GND Plane Neck

2002-09-10 Thread Tim Fifield

Re: [PEDA] GND Plane Neck

2002-09-11 Thread Tim Fifield
So is there nobody who knows how to do this? Tim -Original Message- From: Tim Fifield [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2002 11:17 AM To: Protel EDA Form Subject: [PEDA] GND Plane Neck I have 3 GND planes (3 different net names on the sch) I need to neck together

Re: [PEDA] GND Plane Neck

2002-09-11 Thread Tim Fifield
guaranteeing a star point topology in your grounds. With the Lomax virtual short you'll loose this ability! Hope this helps, Emanuel Tim Fifield wrote: So is there nobody who knows how to do this? Tim -Original Message- From: Tim Fifield [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Tuesday

[PEDA] 99SE full reinstall.

2002-10-23 Thread Tim Fifield

Re: [PEDA] 99SE full reinstall.

2002-10-23 Thread Tim Fifield
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[PEDA] Screen Refresh

2002-11-15 Thread Tim Fifield

Re: [PEDA] Screen Refresh

2002-11-15 Thread Tim Fifield
a lot) have you checked the 'clean redraw' box? Dennis Saputelli Tim Fifield wrote: Just wondering if the following is normal or if something weird is going on (P99SE, SP6, W2K) 1. When toggling through layers with the +/- keys or clicking on the layer tab with my cursor I must press

[PEDA] Net Highlight

2002-12-03 Thread Tim Fifield
Has anybody written a server or something that highlights all pads and tracks (P99SE PCB) that have the same net when I simply drag my cursor over them. I'm just looking to speed things up by getting not having to hit ESN then click on the net then hit XA to deselect them all. Tim Fifield, CET

[PEDA] Test

2002-12-11 Thread Tim Fifield
Please ignore. This is a test. Tim Fifield * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To post a message: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * To leave this list visit: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/leave.html * * Contact the list manager: * mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED

[PEDA] Virtual Short

2002-12-15 Thread Tim Fifield
for the virtual short? Should the board house be made aware of the virtual short so they do not remove the neck? Tim Fifield * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To post a message: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * To leave this list visit: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers

Re: [PEDA] Virtual Short

2002-12-16 Thread Tim Fifield
Ian, How do I go about doing this? I've created a sch component and a foot print with two pads 0.01mm apart. The pads have the same net names as the polygon pours. When I place the footprint where I want the neck the polygons just pour around the 2 pads. How do I name the 2 pads something

Re: [PEDA] Virtual Short

2002-12-16 Thread Tim Fifield
I think I figured it out. What I did was just create a clearance rule for those two specific net names for the 2 pads. Then I just connected the pour with copper fills. It's not real pretty but I think it will work. Thanks Ian for your help. Tim -Original Message- From: Tim Fifield

[PEDA] Server Uninstall!?

2002-12-18 Thread Tim Fifield
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[PEDA] Layer Specific Keep out WAS: Polygon ground question

2003-05-31 Thread Tim Fifield
Ian, I was not aware you could place layer specific keep outs. Thanks! Learn something new everyday. Tim Fifield -- You can place a layer specific keepout. This is a track or a fill that you place on a layer like any normal track, but you then tick the Keepout attribute on the fill

[PEDA] metric footprint

2003-05-31 Thread Tim Fifield
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[PEDA] SMD Wavesolder

2003-07-10 Thread Tim Fifield
Can anybody point me to the correct IPC document or other documents that specify which SMD packages can be wave soldered and the correct rotation to prevent solder bridges, etc... Tim Fifield, CET * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To post a message: mailto:[EMAIL

[PEDA] DXP switch

2003-07-29 Thread Tim Fifield
Well, I've been informed that I'm going to be switching to DXP. Does anybody have any words of wisdom to make this switch a little easier? Are there any issues with loading DXP onto the same machine with 99SE? Tim Fifield * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To post

[PEDA] ddB Repair actually works!

2003-08-22 Thread Tim Fifield
and the problem went away. I'm glad the repair function works but the fact that it exists says something Tim Fifield * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To post a message: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * To leave this list visit: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/leave.html

[PEDA] Geometric Center

2003-08-25 Thread Tim Fifield
Does anybody know how Protel 99SE calculates the geometric center (Mid x,y) in the pick and place files? Tim Fifield * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To post a message: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * To leave this list visit: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers

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