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?
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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.
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?
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