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by ideaman4u
Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: General PCB123 Discussion
Topic: Draft Forum Messages
Replies: 1
Views: 2546

Draft Forum Messages

Where are draft forum messages saved and how can they be recovered for further editing and posting?
by ideaman4u
Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: PCB123 Schematic
Topic: Schematic Symbol Editor monopolizes the CPU
Replies: 1
Views: 3383

Schematic Symbol Editor monopolizes the CPU

I have noticed over at least the two preceding versions of V4 and the current version that whenever the Symbol Editor is invoked, approximately 99% of CPU time (as shown in the Task Manager and observed subjectively) is used by the Symbol Editor. I am using Windows XP SP 3. I thought might be relate...
by ideaman4u
Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: PCB123 Schematic
Topic: Meaning of * in Symbol Editor
Replies: 1
Views: 3352

Meaning of * in Symbol Editor

I selected a LED (598-8310 107F) using Add Part. The schematic symbol looked rather strange, so I went to the Symbol Editor and loaded it. I found an "*" shown under the Section along with a repeat of the pin number. Anybody know what this means and how to use it (assuming one would wish to use it)?
by ideaman4u
Mon May 14, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: General PCB123 Discussion
Topic: Symbol Editor duplicate pin names
Replies: 2
Views: 3234

Symbol Editor duplicate pin names

<t>I have a component (actually a module) that has several ground connections. When I try to use the same name more than once, I get a popup window telling me this is not recommended butis allowed. However, the Editor will not allow me to use the duplicate name and defaults to the (next) default nam...
by ideaman4u
Mon May 14, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: General PCB123 Discussion
Topic: Symbol editor shape problem
Replies: 2
Views: 2252

Re:Symbol editor shape problem

<t>Yep, I tried that too. But the shaded area then expands causing the pin info to be partially covered by the shape. I just created a test symbol and found that using a line shape did not cause this problem this time. Seems a little unpredictable. Again, I will send you along a file with notes on w...
by ideaman4u
Mon May 14, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: General PCB123 Discussion
Topic: Errata in Version 4 User Guide
Replies: 2
Views: 2014

Re:Errata in Version 4 User Guide

Thanks for this info. Looking forward to further clean up and enhancements to V4. As I said, it is head and sholders better than V3. I am starting to get used to it now, and making some real progress on my design.
by ideaman4u
Mon May 14, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: General PCB123 Discussion
Topic: Errata in Version 4 User Guide
Replies: 2
Views: 2014

Errata in Version 4 User Guide

<t>It appears that the genesis for Version 4 of the Users Guide was Version 3. While this is certainly acceptable, it would be nice if the references to Version 3 were eliminated from Version 4. I refer, for example, to the mention of Version 3 beginning on page 15 of the V4 User Guide. It would als...
by ideaman4u
Mon May 14, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: General PCB123 Discussion
Topic: Auto pin numbering in part designer
Replies: 3
Views: 2814

Re:Auto pin numbering in part designer

The problem is, I am actively trying to design a part on a deadline. I also want to try and see how things happen, but sometimes the string of events gets muddled. As I progress, I will send you the file along with some comments and see what transpires.
by ideaman4u
Mon May 14, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: General PCB123 Discussion
Topic: Auto pin numbering in part designer
Replies: 3
Views: 2814

Auto pin numbering in part designer

<t>I am designing a part and misnumbered the pins. I deleted all pins but number 1 and started again. However, the designer "remembered" the last pin used and would not let me restart numbering from 2. I had to use Properties to renumber each of pins as I reentered them. Is there a way to get the pa...
by ideaman4u
Mon May 14, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: General PCB123 Discussion
Topic: Symbol editor shape problem
Replies: 2
Views: 2252

Symbol editor shape problem

<t>As you are aware, the Symbol Editor will not let you save a schematic symbol without shape information. I was designing a very simple (rectangular) part with 68 pins (34 per side). I note the hatched area that comes up when you start the SE and see (though experimentation) that pins line up touch...

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