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How do I save/re-use a board outline? [message #163720] Mon, 19 October 2015 17:41 Go to next message
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I drew up a pcb board outline that fits an unusually-shaped enclosure.  Is there a way to save that board shape for use with other projects that use the same enclosure?  I'm using Eagle 7.3.0.  Thanks. Original article at http://www.element14.com/community/message/163736?tstart=0#163736.

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Re: How do I save/re-use a board outline? [message #163729 is a reply to message #163720] Tue, 20 October 2015 12:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi,you could save the board with an extra name and delete all except the board contour. If you need the contour import it through the File/Import/EAGLE drawing...Or you could display none 20; and do a GROUP/COPY into a package of your library. So you can ADD the contour whenever you need it.  HTHRichard Original article at http://www.element14.com/community/message/163763?tstart=0#163763.

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Re: How do I save/re-use a board outline? [message #165261 is a reply to message #163720] Tue, 01 March 2016 20:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I have an opposite problem to Tom's: I created a board outline as a package in my library, then added it to the layout (.brd).  I want to reuse a substantial portion of the layout and schematic in another design with a different outline.  I saved the original design under the new name but I can't replace or delete the old outline, can't even select it, even when only layer 20 (Dimension) is displayed.  It's not selectable in the original design either.  I'm using Eagle 7.4.0 Light on MacOS X El Capitan 10.11.3.  Is there a way to replace the outline or perhaps to save the layout (without layer 20) and re-establish back-annotation with the schematic?Thanks.Original article at https://www.element14.com/community/message/175853?tstart=0#175853.

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Re: How do I save/re-use a board outline? [message #165262 is a reply to message #163720] Wed, 02 March 2016 08:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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If the old outline of the board is created as a package and comes from the library, you need to display the origin layers (tOrigin and bOrigin) in order to access the package (which is your outline). Now you should see an origin cross that shows aou where to click on.... Hope this helps.RichardOriginal article at https://www.element14.com/community/message/175903?tstart=0#175903.

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Re: How do I save/re-use a board outline? [message #165263 is a reply to message #163720] Wed, 02 March 2016 13:09 Go to previous message
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Thanks, Richard - problem solved! RichOriginal article at https://www.element14.com/community/message/175890?tstart=0#175890.

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