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Offline Agrum

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Copy components from a file to another
« on: December 12, 2018, 12:59:08 am »
Hello,
I have 2 pcb files (file A and file B) and I have to merge them in 1 file. I have selected and copied all components, tracks etc from file A and pasted in file B. It work but I have lost all net names.
It doesn't look a problem except the fact that if you want to make a track from the board B to the pasted board A you have to assign pad net in board A.
Do you think that this is ok or it's sound like a too rough method? Do you think that I'll lose some connections for some reasons?

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Re: Copy components from a file to another
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2018, 02:48:29 am »
To do this right:

  • In schematic preferences, make sure that "Reset Parts Designators On Paste" is disabled.
  • Copy and paste the schematic elements from A to B--or if you're bringing over a whole schematic sheet, just copy and paste the file into your project directory and use "Add Existing to Project" from the project explorer.
  • Copy the PCB elements from PCB A.
  • Use "Paste Special" in PCB B, check "Keep Net Name", then click "Paste".
  • Before doing anything else, from the menu in the PCB, select Project -> Component Links.
  • Use the dialog to re-establish the links between the schematic components you've pasted in the schematics and the components you pasted into the PCB.
  • Do a Sch -> PCB push to check for errors.
  • Re-annotate your schematics if necessary to eliminate duplicate designators.  These changes should be able to be pushed from sch to pcb without issue.
 
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Re: Copy components from a file to another
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2018, 09:35:46 pm »
Thanks  :-+
 


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