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ConsoleOptions.opt is getting reinstated?

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Category: PCB Footprint Expert
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Forum Description: issues and technical support
Printed Date: 22 Jun 2024 at 3:00am

Topic: ConsoleOptions.opt is getting reinstated?
Posted By: ckhalleran
Subject: ConsoleOptions.opt is getting reinstated?
Date Posted: 23 Apr 2021 at 7:00am
New install here for the leased enterprise version (and I haven't read all the PDF's yet)

After starting Footprint Expert, I go to Tools, Options, and make some changes (for example, I tried setting "Create Footprint Name Using Units" to "Mils".

I click FILE SAVE, and I see that my ConsoleOptions.opt has been updated (new date and time). I open it in Textpad and can see the line now has "FPNamingUnits="MILS"

Then I closed Footprint Expert and started it again. I see that ConsoleOptions.opt has been updated (new time). In Textpad, I see it now has FPNamingUnits="MM"

I also tried doing a "save as" to Chris.opt... but that file doesn't have the text "FPNamingConv"

Also, when I start Footprint Expert, the bottom line shows Option Source = Internal Defaults. If you have customized settings, is there a way to have it automatically use those customize settings automatically when you start the program?

Posted By: Tom H
Date Posted: 23 Apr 2021 at 10:04am
Here is a fix for this issue. 

Right Mouse Button (RMB) on the Footprint Expert task bar icon and select "Unpin From Taskbar

Then open the folder where the main .exe is located: Footprint Expert 2021 Enterprise Edition.exe

The default folder is: C:\Program Files (x86)\PCB Libraries\Footprint Expert 2021 (or Cloud)

RMB on the Footprint Expert 2021 Enterprise Edition.exe file and select "Pin to Taskbar". 

This should fix the problem. 

Thank you for reporting this issue. 

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Posted By: Tom H
Date Posted: 26 Apr 2021 at 10:52am
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