When deleting clines and vias the software sometimes turn on shapes and symbols in the find screen. The next time you try to deletes clines and vias, shapes and symbols will also get deleted. Any way to stop the software from deleting the shapes and symbols ?
I guess I always check the find filter as part of my delete operation. I don't select first then delete. I choose delete then select..
Other than that you can always fix a shape or symbol so it can't accidentally get deleted...
Agree with Redwire. A
fter getting several boards back over a period of time that had the random missing reference desiginator, I was SURE it was a bug in the program. Well it turns out is was my own doing. Now I ALWAYS do a "All Off" in the find window and select exactly what I want to delete BEFORE executing the delete function. Kind of a pain but once you get into the habit it becomes second nature.
The problem I have is I have the find set correctly then in the process if deleting items allegro adds items for the find selection. is there a way to stop having allegro automatically add items to the find options.
For example you select vias and clines. Delete a via and cline, then select add connect, the software adds items to the find options. Now if you go back and try to delete vias and clines you can also accidently delete shapes.I agree that you should always look at the find options before deleting but wouldn;t it be better to be able to have it prompt you before deleting items you did not want to deleted like shapes and symbols. ?
To remedy your problem just assign your favorite mode settings to the keys. Then there is no need for you to constantly review the filter. Keys assignments are there way to go to speed up your design process. You don't want your mouse spending valuable time rummaging around in all those menus. Better to have your mouse pushing the board's graphics around. Here are two examples that I use, all within "General Edit mode". My "a'" key allow me to route the board. The filter is settings- Pins, Vias, Cline segs. Then right next to the route key "s" I have assigned the "slide" command. The filter is set to- Vias and Clines segs. Outside of the routing commands I have assigned Move, Done and delete to keys as well. These are the commands most used throughout the design process. So best to put them all on the keys to keep you out of those menus. For the less used stuff then go and change the filter manually.
Great solution. I will add that to my key settings. That way any time I want to delete traces and vias it will only delete those items.