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robert.martinUKYP4
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Component groups

When laying out a board, I have noticed an option to group components. For example, in a board with 5 driver circuits, I have groups 1 through 5. I can't find any follow up functionality though. Is there something I am missing? For example, I would have thought in a group, that would lock component positions to each other perhaps but still have a moveable group. Is there a menu I am missing or some functionality as at the moment, the group function seems entirely wasted.

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Hi @robert.martinUKYP4 ,

 

I hope you're doing well. The group functionality is currently what you are seeing, if you want to keep the relative positions the same then you move the group by the group handle. You can still individually move the components if you wish. A persistent group gives you a means to manipulate a subset of the design without having to re-select it through the normal group command.

 

We intend to create additional features involving this but for now this is the extent of it.

 

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Jorge Garcia
​Product Support Specialist for Fusion 360 and EAGLE

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Hi Jorge,

 

To clarify, is that using the command line and the right click menu? It just seems an extra step without the added functionality.

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Hi @robert.martinUKYP4 ,

 

I hope you're doing well. If you look at the persistent group it usually shows the name at the top of the group. That name is the handle for the persistent group so you can just left-click and drag the group.

 

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

 

Best Regards,



Jorge Garcia
​Product Support Specialist for Fusion 360 and EAGLE

Kudos are much appreciated if the information I have shared is helpful to you and/or others.

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jowKUKU6
in reply to: jorge_garcia

OK, i see the rectangle around a group (created by "new group") in the schematic editor.

But I can do the same (create groups) in the PCB Layout editor - giving it a name ... but, without getting that rectangle around my group!

how do I select such groups now (I have now multiple) ?
is there a command line command to select groups by there name ?

Where to find a list of all my groups ?

 

Thanks for your supprt, best regards, Joachim

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Great question, this functionality is available in the "Design Manager" panel. Please switch the view to "Groups". 

 

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Pieter-Jan Van de Maele
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