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Renaming same types of components with one command [message #125849] Mon, 10 May 2010 20:35 Go to next message
Redcutlass
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Registered: September 2009
Location: Canada
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hi there,
I have a bunch of LEDs I need to change. I have to smash them, rotate each NAME and VALUE field 90 degrees, and finally position them height-wise.

Is there a way to do this in the Command line? I used to not see the advantages of the command line, now I wish I could use it more often, it's so versatile and efficient! (depends on what I'm doing)
Re: Renaming same types of components with one command [message #125874 is a reply to message #125849] Tue, 11 May 2010 05:27 Go to previous message
Tilmann Reh
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Registered: October 2004
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Owen schrieb:

> I have a bunch of LEDs I need to change. I have to smash them, rotate each
> NAME and VALUE field 90 degrees, and finally position them height-wise.
>
> Is there a way to do this in the Command line? I used to not see the
> advantages of the command line, now I wish I could use it more often, it's
> so versatile and efficient! (depends on what I'm doing)

Why are you posting this to the announce group??
--> XPost and Fup2 eagle.support.eng

You can GROUP all those LEDs and SMASH them alltogether with the right
mouse button.
After that, use DISPLAY to show only the layers containing the names and
values, and GROUP these.
Then, type the proper ROTATE command at the command line (here, it might
be "ROTATE R90") and again press the right mouse button.

Now, all those text objects should be rotated by 90 degrees. (By adding
an equal sign, you could also rotate them to an absolute orientation,
see HELP ROTATE.)

For placing the texts to the right position, the command line wouldn't
help you anything. However, if many of them need the same displacement,
moving them as group will also help here.

Tilmann
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