If you observe discrepancy between the tracks and/or objects on the screen and these, counted in the Parts list, there can be several reasons about that.
|Starting from v. 1.2.0, SCARM has the ability to count not only all parts in the project, but also the parts in the visible layers and parts only in the active layer. Depending on the settings, you may preset the desired way of counting or choose each time what to be counted when “Parts list” command is used.|
Below are listed the most common causes when all parts in the project are counted by use of the command (or setting) “Parts List” > “All parts in the project”.
If you don’t see the sub-menu with the options, the counting mode is already set in the settings or you are using the unregistered (freeware) version of SCARM.
1. Parts list shows more elements than these in the track plan
Cause: There are tracks/objects outside of the visible screen/printout area.
Solution: Use “View” > “Scale” > “Fit to Screen” (or “Fit to Page)” to see the whole track plan.
Cause: There are tracks covered by figures.
Solution: Double-click over the tracks route (or use Ctrl+A shortcut) in order to select all tracks – the selected tracks are always displayed over the figures.
Cause: There are overlapped tracks/objects in the track plan.
Solution: It is quite possible that after a Copy/Paste operation, the pasted tracks/objects to remain unmoved over the original parts (i.e. after accidental double paste). Then you will see only the originals, but Parts list will count double or triple (or even more) of the visible parts. To check for overlaps you will need to manually select suspected parts on the plan and delete them. If the selected part disappears, it is not doubled (use Ctrl-Z to undo delete command). If selected part remains after delete, then it was overlapped. It is also possible that some items are hidden by another, larger elements (i.e. some tracks may be covered by figures).
Cause: There are tracks/objects in hidden layer(s).
Solution: If there are hidden layers, the tracks in them are also counted. Click once or twice over the header bar in Layers window to make all layers visible again.
2. Parts list shows less elements than these in the track plan
Cause: There are items, created with the figures.
Solution: Parts list does not count the figures in the plan.
Cause: There is a background image from another track plan.
Solution: If you see elements, that cannot be selected, they may be part of the background image. It can be toggled on and off by pressing of “I” key.
3. Parts list shows different elements than these in the track plan
Cause: There are more than one SCARM instance and/or several Parts list browser windows opened.
Solution: If you are working with multiple track plans in several SCARM instances, it is possible to mismatch the Parts lists for these plans. If you are working with a single SCARM instance, you need to close the Parts list browser window(s) and use Parts list command again to refresh the list according to the changes in the track plan.
Cause: Any of the causes listed in topics 1. and 2. above.
Solution: Use the appropriate solution for a given cause above.
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