[PEDA] DataBase Size too big!

2004-05-10 Thread Michael Biggs
 After designing a PCB in 99SE SP6 and my database file keeps getting
bigger. Of coarse I always save different file names of my design every
so often. But here is my question, after I have deleted all the extra
files and deleted my recycle bin files why is my database file still
very large? I could start a new database with the extracted .pcb file
and it seems to keep all the rules and preferences, but is this the only
way?
 I know this has been discussed somewhere, I just couldn't find it in
the archive.
Thanks,
 Lomax always has good answersnay quick answers?



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Re: [PEDA] DataBase Size too big!

2004-05-10 Thread Darcy Davis
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Click on the down arrow to the left of the file menu then go to design
utilities. Click on the compact tab and browse to your database. AFAIK,
access databases don't actually delete information until manually compacted.

BTW, the design must be closed in the main explorer window for this to work.

Darcy

-Original Message-
From: Michael Biggs [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: May 10, 2004 9:20 AM
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Subject: [PEDA] DataBase Size too big!


 After designing a PCB in 99SE SP6 and my database file keeps getting
bigger. Of coarse I always save different file names of my design every
so often. But here is my question, after I have deleted all the extra
files and deleted my recycle bin files why is my database file still
very large? I could start a new database with the extracted .pcb file
and it seems to keep all the rules and preferences, but is this the only
way?
 I know this has been discussed somewhere, I just couldn't find it in
the archive.
Thanks,
 Lomax always has good answersnay quick answers?




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Re: [PEDA] DataBase Size too big!

2004-05-10 Thread John A. Ross [Design]
 -Original Message-
 From: Michael Biggs [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
 Sent: Monday, May 10, 2004 4:20 PM
 To: Protel EDA Forum
 Subject: [PEDA] DataBase Size too big!
 
  After designing a PCB in 99SE SP6 and my database file keeps 
 getting bigger. Of coarse I always save different file names 
 of my design every so often. But here is my question, after I 
 have deleted all the extra files and deleted my recycle bin 
 files why is my database file still very large? I could start 
 a new database with the extracted .pcb file and it seems to 
 keep all the rules and preferences, but is this the only way?
  I know this has been discussed somewhere, I just couldn't 
 find it in the archive.

Michael

Have you compacted the database?

Are you using DDB file system?

The DDB database size grows at an exponential rate if not compacted at
close.

Try the little un-named 'Arrow Down' button on the top left of the
window, drop down to 'Design Utilities' and you will get a 'Compact 
Repair Box'

I would suggest first backup your database to another location, then
first run a 'repair' pass, then run 'compact'

After that check the box for 'Perform Compact After Closing Design' box
and the operation will be automatic after each session is closed.

How big is your DDB file?

You can export / import rules from within the PCB editor
DesignRulesMenu or Right Click on workspaceRulesMenu

Good luck

Best Regards

John A. Ross

RSD Communications ltd
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Re: [PEDA] DataBase Size too big!

2004-05-10 Thread Phillip Stevens

I think you are looking for Compact and Repair.  You should be able to compact
it from here.  This is under design utilities under the arrow symbol
in the main menu.  I'd have it all backed up first,  just for fun.

---Phil

MB  After designing a PCB in 99SE SP6 and my database file keeps getting
MB bigger. Of coarse I always save different file names of my design every
MB so often. But here is my question, after I have deleted all the extra
MB files and deleted my recycle bin files why is my database file still
MB very large? I could start a new database with the extracted .pcb file
MB and it seems to keep all the rules and preferences, but is this the only
MB way?
MB  I know this has been discussed somewhere, I just couldn't find it in
MB the archive.
MB Thanks,
MB  Lomax always has good answersnay quick answers?





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