Problem: step-and-repeat frequently causing fatal errors.
I have been working on a FPGA based project lately so we have a lot of routing vias to place. I have no problem adding my via part individually by hand but when I use step-and-repeat I regularly get fatal errors. Sometimes the error is perfectly repeatable. However if I place a bunch by hand it will be ok for a few step-and-repeat groups -- but eventually it will fail. Has anyone else ran into this problem recently? Perhaps I have some other hardware issue lurking as well. I sometimes get a fatal error as I close Logic because it has become noticably sluggish.
I am using Pads Logic 9.2 on Windows XP Pro SP3 on a Dell Vostro200 desktop workstation and any help/suggestions regarding this topic are greatly appreciated.
As long as you're on maintenance I would submit a DR to Mentor support. If they find a bug in the process then a defect can be logged for future releases.
My 2 pennies,