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Schematic and board layout no longer linked

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03-15-2017 11:50 AM

 

I have a design that's been operational for about a year and wanted to update the design based on users comments. I drew a new schematic on my laptop while I was on the road and now that I'm home I want to try to update the original board layout. Unfortunately, when I drew the new schematic I didn't have the previous version available to me. The new schematic which is about 40% more complex generated a new layout but since everything in the previous layout is still perfectly good I was hoping not to have to rebuild it from scratch. Is there any to accomplish this?

 

Thanks,

Ken Dabek

 

West End Recording 

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Re: Schematic and board layout no longer linked

03-16-2017 10:36 AM in reply to: westendrecording

Hi Ken,

 

I hope you're doing well. In EAGLE you should always keep the board and the schematic open together when editing that way the changes can track from one to the other. You can't update the old layout with the new schematic because you will have a lot of consistency errors. The best thing to do is to take the original board schematic pair and add the modifications you made while on the road to that schematic. You can do a copy paste from the updated schematic into the old one that way you don't have to redo all of your work from scratch.

 

In the future, I encourage you to always have both files together that way consistency can be maintained.

 

Let me know if there's anything else I can do for you.

 

Best Regards,


Jorge Garcia
Product Support Specialist for EAGLE

Re: Schematic and board layout no longer linked

03-17-2017 11:20 AM in reply to: jorge.garcia

Hi Jorge,

 

That's what I was afraid of, however I now have both schematics open and I cannot copy and past from one to another which is what I would need to do. Am I missing something?

 

Thanks,

Ken

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Re: Schematic and board layout no longer linked

03-17-2017 12:39 PM in reply to: westendrecording
Hi Ken,

I hope you're doing well today. You don't need to open both schematics in order to do this, but having them both open should work. Here's the procedure:

1. GROUP the schematic portion in the source library.
2. Click COPY icon
3. Hold down Ctrl and then Right-click to copy the group. You'll notice the group is now floating on your mouse cursor.
4. Go to the destination schematic and click Paste.

You should now see the copied items on your mouse cursor. Now if this fails, like I mentioned earlier you don't need to have two instances of EAGLE open. Within a single instance of EAGLE you can copy and paste between schematics. Follow steps 1 through 3 above and then:

4. Click File > Open in the schematic editor and open the destination schematic. This will close the source schematic, this is OK.
5. In the destination schematic click Paste and you'll see the pasted content on your mouse cursor.

Let me know if there's anything else I can do for you.

Best Regards,

Jorge Garcia
Product Support Specialist for EAGLE
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