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Upgrade to 2022.02 Lost Color Preferences

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Category: PCB Footprint Expert
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Printed Date: 20 Feb 2024 at 10:59pm


Topic: Upgrade to 2022.02 Lost Color Preferences
Posted By: ChrisChris
Subject: Upgrade to 2022.02 Lost Color Preferences
Date Posted: 16 Feb 2022 at 9:02am
Hello,

When I just upgraded from 2021 to 2022.02 and applied my options file I noticed my color preferences were wiped. I know the console options are separate from the master options file. Are they saved anywhere such that I can load them from my 2021 installation to restore them? I do not see an option for this in the GUI.

Thanks,
Chris



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Posted By: ChrisChris
Date Posted: 16 Feb 2022 at 9:12am
The CAD translator has also lost it's settings in conjunction with the upgrade. While this dialog has options for saving and restoring settings I don't see any way to specify a file to save or restore from. How do I preserve these settings on upgrade?




Posted By: Tom H
Date Posted: 16 Feb 2022 at 9:22am
You have 2 Option files. 

Your personal Master.opt and ConsoleOptions.opt

Your color assignments are in Console Options. 



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Posted By: ChrisChris
Date Posted: 16 Feb 2022 at 9:28am
I understand that part but I don't see were in the options dialog does it allows me to specify where my console options are separate from my master options? There's simply a File->Save with no deference to master vs. console file names and locations.


Posted By: Tom H
Date Posted: 16 Feb 2022 at 9:32am
All CAD tool output settings are saved in CAD_Settings.opt

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Posted By: ChrisChris
Date Posted: 16 Feb 2022 at 9:34am
OK, thanks. I will make a note of that.


Posted By: Tom H
Date Posted: 16 Feb 2022 at 9:34am
There is an Option user guide in PDF format on your computer in this folder: 

C:\Program Files (x86)\PCB Libraries\Footprint Expert 2022\Documents



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