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Multiple sub-design in one design (easily in Eagle 5, hardly in Eagle 6) [message #156985] Fri, 15 August 2014 08:06 Go to next message
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Working with Eagle 5 I had several times copied a sub-design. The procedure worked like this:     open only Schematic:          Name components and Nets, so that they don't end with number (like R1A)          Cut sub-design          Paste sub-design (the copied parts have now R1A1, R1A2, .... names, only GND stays with the same name)     open only Layout (do the same):          Cut          Paste (the copied parts have now R1A1, R1A2, .... also GND gets renamed to GND1, GND2 ...)               but that's easily correctable.     Schematic and Layout are almost always consistent Now working with Eagle 6 the procedure doesn't work anymore (no CUT button, so I use Copy):     open only Schematic:          Name components and Nets, so that they don't end with number (like R1A)          Copy sub-design          Paste sub-design (the copied parts have now R1A1, R1A2, Nets are not renamed and have identical name !!!)     open only Layout (do the same):          Copy          Paste (the copied parts have now R1A1, R1A2, .... also GND gets renamed to GND1, GND2 ...)     Therefore now the Schematic and Layout are total mess. I was looking for UPLs to performe this taks, but without any success. So if there a better way (other than downgrading back to Eagle 5) I will be happy to use it. PavelOriginal article at http://www.element14.com/community/message/123811?tstart=0#123811.

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Re: Multiple sub-design in one design (easily in Eagle 5, hardly in Eagle 6) [message #157008 is a reply to message #156985] Mon, 18 August 2014 06:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi, EAGLE 5 and 6 should behave exactly the same. Which EAGLE version 6 do you use? Are there maybe labels set at the nets. In this case nets won't be renamed. By the way: Do you know that you can import consiten board/schematic file pairs into your design? This makes things much easier (menu File/Import.../ EAGLE drawing) regards,Richard Original article at http://www.element14.com/community/message/123952?tstart=0#123952.

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Re: Multiple sub-design in one design (easily in Eagle 5, hardly in Eagle 6) [message #157069 is a reply to message #156985] Tue, 19 August 2014 14:06 Go to previous message
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Hello Richard, Thank you for very helpful answer.I'm using Eagle 6.4.0. the Nets are labeled, and I had just tested, that unlabeled nets indeed get renamed.I didn't know about this new Eagle drawing Import feature. Thank you for that info, I will probably use it. PavelOriginal article at http://www.element14.com/community/message/124085?tstart=0#124085.

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