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moving multiple pads in a PCB library footprint
« on: November 23, 2017, 01:29:57 pm »
I am making one part from another as they are near identical but have been moving pads around. Now you would think that to move more than one pad at a time you simply select the ones you want to move and well move them. But apparently not. I cannot find any way to simultaneously move a number of items in a PCB footprint. Is this really the case ?
 

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Re: moving multiple pads in a PCB library footprint
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2017, 06:34:35 pm »
I am making one part from another as they are near identical but have been moving pads around. Now you would think that to move more than one pad at a time you simply select the ones you want to move and well move them. But apparently not. I cannot find any way to simultaneously move a number of items in a PCB footprint. Is this really the case ?

Select multiple pads, press M and you will get a crosshair, now left click drag all selected together.

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Re: moving multiple pads in a PCB library footprint
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2017, 07:38:05 pm »
Thinking about this, I think I mentioned to Altium way way back that the MOVE & DRAG defaults as well as the operation needed a bit of work. Coming from Eagle it was all too easy just to select a bunch of parts including traces and simply move them around and have the connected traces rubber band maintaining connectivity.......but this isn't the case so easily with CS.

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Re: moving multiple pads in a PCB library footprint
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2017, 07:40:03 pm »
Yes CS does have some pretty weird things.
 


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