How to duplicate a section of the layout?

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clarkleach
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How to duplicate a section of the layout?

#1 Post by clarkleach » 14 Mar 2017, 14:32

The PCB I'm laying out has two sections that are identical. After laying out one section and tweaking it to my satisfaction, how do I copy this to another part of the board and populate it with the correct components? I've managed to copy and paste all the traces and vias to the new location, but I can't figure out how to get the new components to attach to the traces. I have attached a picture of what I'm talking about...
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Re: How to duplicate a section of the layout?

#2 Post by jean_howard » 15 Mar 2017, 06:49

Have you tried to do it with copy Matrix tool under EDIT?

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Re: How to duplicate a section of the layout?

#3 Post by Tomg » 15 Mar 2017, 08:00

Move the component into position, right-click on it (not its pads) and select Connect Traces in the pop-up menu.
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Re: How to duplicate a section of the layout?

#4 Post by clarkleach » 15 Mar 2017, 09:02

Tomg wrote:Move the component into position, right-click on it (not its pads) and select Connect Traces in the pop-up menu.
Thank you. I knew there had to be a simple way; just didn't see it.

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