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Protel 99 SE SP6 general question(s).

Discussion in 'CAD' started by Franklin, Apr 25, 2005.

  1. Franklin

    Franklin Guest

    I'm going to give Protel 99SE SP6 a try. Will be using it for design of
    audio pcb's. A couple of years ago I have worked with Eagle which was very
    basic and easy to work with.

    What should I keep in mind when working with Protel regarding component
    placement, inductance, resistance, etc.?

    Thanks for any info.

    Franklin
     
  2. Genome

    Genome Guest

    Well, assuming I am gay, and au fait with the general things involved in
    relationships.

    You will receive no advice.

    DNA
     
  3. Franklin

    Franklin Guest

    Op Mon, 25 Apr 2005 14:38:22 +0000, schreef Genome:
    or......, you have not understood my question and could have saved the
    energy for something worthwhile instead of this nonsense.

    Franklin
     
  4. Franklin,
    Maybe you could define your questions a little bit better. I
    don't even know where to start with what you have asked at the
    moment. Inductance, Resistance?

    Component placement, yes it places components just fine but
    it is most likely not real similar to Eagle.

    Overall, go through their tutorials and examples. Don't take
    the manuals precisely at their word, there were too many service
    pack changes for the manuals to be real accurate. let alone like
    everything these days, the manuals are more of a where is it type
    help rather than a how does it actually work help. If you can
    find their training course (learning guide and related tutorial
    files) somewhere online, it would give you a good basis on which
    to start, much better than the manual.

    Join the PEDA listserver and you can get answers quickly,
    nearly 24/7.

    http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/index.html

    Some tips I can give right off the bat, don't use special
    characters in library parts names, stick to underscores, spaces,
    letters and numbers, keep them under 14 characters in length. It
    is hard for me to even think of where you might find difficulties
    or problems since I have used the package for so long I just do
    my work in the manner I have become used to and I don't have
    many problems. Oh, Stay away from Win98 with it (resource
    problems, design rule set-up uses a lot of resources and will
    crash in Win98) and ATI video cards from a few (3 - 5) years back
    resulted in numerous stability issues. I believe that the more
    current ATI cards work just fine.

    Work at learning the hotkeys and keystrokes for commands, it
    is miles more efficient than mousing it through the menus.
     
  5. Franklin

    Franklin Guest

    Op Tue, 26 Apr 2005 05:15:09 GMT schreef Brad Velander:
    Brad,

    Thanks for your answer. Reading back my posting it is not that clear
    indeed. Sorry for the misunderstanding this caused, but your answer
    provides enough for me to start exploring and getting to know Protel
    better. I have been able to fetch the training course and it looks good.
    The manuals are indeed outdated and do not synchronise with Service Pack
    changes which can be quite confusing. Also thanks for the provided tips and
    additional link.

    Franklin
     
  6. Franklin,
    One big overall tip, make sure that you are using Service
    Pack 6 for P99SE. It is quite stable and sorted out a lot of
    earlier issues.
    Yeah, the manuals were written before the first release of
    P99SE and then they were never updated through the whole product
    life as far as I know. The first release failed to include a lot
    of the features that were in the manual and by the time they were
    released they no longer resembled the instructions in the manual.
    Oh, for help files it is recommended that you use the help
    query in the lower right of the main window, rather than the main
    menu help.
     
  7. Franklin

    Franklin Guest

    Op Wed, 27 Apr 2005 03:39:08 +0000, schreef Brad Velander:
    I'm using SP6. Hope the manual update problem is not present
    in their current product, although I suspect it is. Thanks again for
    the help query info.

    Regards,

    Franklin
     
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