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Offline Pedro147

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Reset DRC errors
« on: August 27, 2018, 10:16:39 pm »
Trying to work out how to reset DRC errors as opposed to actually clearing them.

To explain - so I run DRC and get some errors. I move a trace or component to hopefully rectify a clearance error for example but how do I see if my action has fixed this error without saving the brd file, closing everything down, reopening the sch/ brd file and running the DRC to check again please.
 

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Re: Reset DRC errors
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2018, 10:19:28 pm »
Hi Pedro,

I just run the DRC again, there is no need to save and close everything down then re-open. Is this not working for you? Alternatively if you run a newer version of EAGLE the live DRC updates automatically so you can see if the changes correct the issues in real time.

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Re: Reset DRC errors
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2018, 10:49:50 pm »
Thanks again Rachaelp. I am using a very old version but I didn't realise that I just had to run it again. Easy when you know how :)

EDIT - Oh I see now. I was thinking that clicking the Error button in the left hand sidebar (Eagle 6.5.0) actually ran the DRC but now I see that I really have to go to Tools > DRC > Run. Thar Error button is just showing the results of the last time the DRC was run?

What I still fail to understand is that if I fix an error, save and close all files and then reopen, when I click the Error button that error will be gone but I have not specifically run the DRC again but just clicked the Error button again. How does that work?
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Re: Reset DRC errors
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2018, 06:24:40 pm »
Hi Pedro,

Thanks again Rachaelp. I am using a very old version but I didn't realise that I just had to run it again. Easy when you know how :)

Yes it is easy when you know how. It helps that I have been using EAGLE for years for professional work I guess :)

EDIT - Oh I see now. I was thinking that clicking the Error button in the left hand sidebar (Eagle 6.5.0) actually ran the DRC but now I see that I really have to go to Tools > DRC > Run. That Error button is just showing the results of the last time the DRC was run?

Yes that window is just a results window I believe. I can't remember the specifics of v6 as it's years since I ran that and most of my work has been in v7 onwards.

What I still fail to understand is that if I fix an error, save and close all files and then reopen, when I click the Error button that error will be gone but I have not specifically run the DRC again but just clicked the Error button again. How does that work?[/color][/color]

It's probably just because when you do this the DRC hasn't been run and the list of violations isn't stored as part of the file, only approved errors get stored so they don't show again. So it shows no errors because the DRC hasn't been run. I suspect if you did the same without first fixing the issues it would appear to be the same and then show the errors again once you ran DRC.

What EAGLE license do you have? Are you using the free version or do you have a paid license? It might be worth giving the newer versions a try as the live DRC makes dealing with DRC issues simple because you can see and fix them as you go.

Best Regards,

Rachael

« Last Edit: August 29, 2018, 06:29:00 pm by rachaelp »
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Re: Reset DRC errors
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2018, 07:29:57 pm »
Thanks again Rachaelp, I will have to put you on a retainer  :)

I understand a lot more now thanks and have set up some keyboard shortcuts to run DRC, run Ratsnest and Ripup which makes it a lot easier.

I am having a look at Eagle 9.1.0 for another project and although I like some aspects of it, for my hobby usage 6.5.0 is just fine. I have just copied a sch and board file that was done in Eagle 9 back into my 6.5.0 which was fun :) Manually part by part for parts placement only.

 

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Re: Reset DRC errors
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2018, 05:30:22 am »
Thanks again Rachaelp, I will have to put you on a retainer  :)

I'm happy to be able to help :)

I understand a lot more now thanks and have set up some keyboard shortcuts to run DRC, run Ratsnest and Ripup which makes it a lot easier.

Yes that's the easiest thing to do. I've set up a number of shortcuts, context menu integrations, custom ULP, menu bar buttons/menus to customize my EAGLE setup and make things easier  :)

I am having a look at Eagle 9.1.0 for another project and although I like some aspects of it, for my hobby usage 6.5.0 is just fine. I have just copied a sch and board file that was done in Eagle 9 back into my 6.5.0 which was fun :) Manually part by part for parts placement only.

If you did a File->Save Copy for EAGLE 7.x... would that resulting file possibly work in v6? It's worth a try rather than manually re-creating :) I think it would be relatively easy to write some ULP (if such a thing doesn't already exist) which would create a script to run in an older version to create your design too.

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Rachael
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Re: Reset DRC errors
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2018, 05:54:01 am »
If you did a File->Save Copy for EAGLE 7.x... would that resulting file possibly work in v6? It's worth a try rather than manually re-creating :) I think it would be relatively easy to write some ULP (if such a thing doesn't already exist) which would create a script to run in an older version to create your design too.

Thanks I will go and try that now. I was not aware of that option. Have a great day :)

 

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Re: Reset DRC errors
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2018, 06:15:07 am »
Rachaelp that worked like a dream thank you :)

I did try Googling about converting from the later versions of Eagle to files that would open in Eagle 6 but no hits. Oh well at least doing it manually taught me my way around Eagle 9 a little so no great loss of time.
 


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