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dgeorge

USA
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Posted - 04 Oct 2020 :  20:05:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Recently purchased and installed v24. Discovered today that net unfinished connections are missing in PCB view. Clue to problem is that the connections appear transiently when components on PCB are selected and moved -- connections are visible as long as component is being moved but disappear when component is un-selected. Tried Tools/OptimizeNets several times, -- no help. Investigated options in View/NetConnections and in SettingsAndHighlights -- no help! Finally discovered that running DesignRuleCheck with Nets selected and fixes the problem temporarily. Net connections remain available but changes in any net do not appear in the PCB connections no matter how many times you try to "Optimize Nets." Only solution is to run design-rule check again. I am expecting a v24 version update soon as this is apparently a broken issue in version 24.

dgeorge

USA
12 Posts

Posted - 04 Oct 2020 :  22:13:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Update to previous post. The difficulty lies in the menu View/NetConnections. Apparently EasyPC assumes all unfinished connections are on the top side of board. If 'On Bottom Side' is clicked, all unfinished connections disappear from the PDB view and do not re-appear no matter what is done, until you revisit the menu and select either 'On Bottom Side' or 'On Any Side' or 'On Top Side.' NOTE that clicking 'Show All' does NOT show all net connections -- as far as I can determine, it shows none. I find the menu under View/NetConnections a bit illogical. It is also difficult to tell whether the choices 'Only Within View', 'On Any Side', 'On Top Side' and 'On Bottom Side' are checked or not and whether those choices are combined or unique.
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Iain Wilkie

United Kingdom
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Posted - 05 Oct 2020 :  09:03:44  Show Profile  Visit Iain Wilkie's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Under DISPLAY/SETTINGS AND HIGHLIGHTS ensure Connections is ticked.
Also in Design Technology NETS tab that the Show Connection Column is all "YES"

Iain
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