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Offline TheRuler8510

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How to Copy and Paste Between Schematics?
« on: June 30, 2014, 12:35:04 am »
Sorry if this is a dumb question, but how do I copy part of one schematic and paste it to a different schematic?

It seems like that should be simple to do, but I don't see how.

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Tom
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Re: How to Copy and Paste Between Schematics?
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2014, 12:37:47 am »
That's KiCad by-the-way...
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Re: How to Copy and Paste Between Schematics?
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2014, 12:38:12 am »
Right Click, Select block, Copy Block. 

PAIN IN THE ASS!

http://ludzinc.blogspot.com.au/2014/04/whats-all-this-kicad-stuff-anyhow.html
 

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Re: How to Copy and Paste Between Schematics?
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2014, 12:46:25 am »
Right Click, Select block, Copy Block. 



Right, I see the "copy" part, but how to do the "paste" part? The past options disappear in the next schematic.

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Re: How to Copy and Paste Between Schematics?
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2014, 12:54:22 am »
From memory after you have done the copy. Close the schematic and then open the one you want to paste into.

 

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Re: How to Copy and Paste Between Schematics?
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2014, 01:03:21 am »
From memory after you have done the copy. Close the schematic and then open the one you want to paste into.

There's no "paste"option that i see.

There is no menu option or right click paste option. Here a pic of the hot key options--no paste:

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Re: How to Copy and Paste Between Schematics?
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2014, 01:26:32 am »
Important.

It is 'Save Block' not copy block.

Then to paste it into the new schematic it is the icon toolbar button that looks like a clipboard 8th from the right. Called paste.

I must admit this is shocking UI.
Every button should at least be in the menu.




 

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Re: How to Copy and Paste Between Schematics?
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2014, 01:34:18 am »
It Works! Thanks for that. :-+

It must be the translation from French or something that causes that confusion.  :)

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Re: How to Copy and Paste Between Schematics?
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2014, 05:36:50 am »
 

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Re: How to Copy and Paste Between Schematics?
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2014, 09:57:51 pm »
http://www.ohwr.org/projects/cern-kicad/wiki/Selection-tool

It's on the KiCAD 'to do' list to fix.
Correction, it is on CERN's 'to do' list. Remember that the CERN roadmap is not the official one. The kicad official one is http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~kicad-product-committers/kicad/product/view/head:/Documentation/development/road-map.md
 

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Re: How to Copy and Paste Between Schematics?
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2014, 03:05:59 pm »
Well, as I understand, there's no such thing as separate CERN roadmap anymore, all the devs abide by the same project rules:  https://lists.launchpad.net/kicad-developers/msg14461.html
 

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Re: How to Copy and Paste Between Schematics?
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2016, 02:21:59 am »
A hard way:

I did it like this with Kicad-4.0.2-stable (MacOSX)

1. create a blank hierarchical sheet in current schematic
2. enter into the sheet
3. append the schematic which you want to copy from
4. copy
    4.1 select the block you want to copy
    4.2 Command + C to copy the block (if succeeded, a PASTE icon is highlighted in toolbar)
5. leave the hierarchical sheet back to the schematic you want to copy to
6. click the PASTE icon in the toolbar
7. delete the hierarchical sheet
 

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Re: How to Copy and Paste Between Schematics?
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2016, 10:26:01 pm »
Ida this something KiCad developers area interested it? What is their priority? Are there  blockers to achieve it?
 


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