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Creating a board from one schematic of a project - Content for all schematics seen on board layout [message #164224] Fri, 20 November 2015 21:08 Go to next message
Stephen Denis
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I created my first project. It has several boards that interconnect. So,
to make it easier, I created a separate schematic for each board.

When I transitioned to making the first board, all of the components for
all of the schematics, including the rats nest interconnecting lines,
are in the collage to the left of the layout box.

Is there a way to limit the components that are brought over to the
board layout, to the components only in the mating schematic?

A few lucky breaks are that each board's component count is low, not too
much use of the same component on multiple boards, and that the
interconnecting lines don't cross from one schematic to another.
Bringing all of the components for one board in to the layout block

I tried looking for a preference setting and other tips to explain how
this flows. I've had no luck so far. Any help is appreciated.

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Re: Creating a board from one schematic of a project - Content for all schematics seen on board layout [message #164227 is a reply to message #164224] Fri, 20 November 2015 21:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
rachaelp
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Hi Stephen,

When you say you created a separate schematic for each board, how did you go about doing this? Do you have separate .sch files for each schematic or have you just created additional pages from within a single .sch file? It sounds to me like you may have done the latter. Each separate board will have it's own .brd file and there must be a corresponding .sch file.

Best Regards,

Rachael
Re: Creating a board from one schematic o f a project - Content for all schematics seen   on board layout [message #164228 is a reply to message #164227] Fri, 20 November 2015 22:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Stephen Denis
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I have 5 sheets within one .sch file. I take it that this does not
create 5 sub-schematics under one file.

So, now I need to create a new .sch file for each of the sheets created.
Will I have to recreate each of the new drawings from scratch? Or, is
there an easier cut-and-paste?

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Re: Creating a board from one schematic o f a project - Content for all schematics seen  on board layout [message #164229 is a reply to message #164228] Fri, 20 November 2015 22:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
rachaelp
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Hi Stephen,

You can do it with the group select, cut, paste group commands with two copies of Eagle open but it's probably not the quickest way. It might be simplest to make four more copies of your current schematic and then just open them in turn and delete the additional schematic sheets from each of them so you end up with each schematic sheet in their own file.

Best Regards,

Rachael
Re: Creating a board from one schematic o f a project - Content for all schematics s een  on board layout [message #164230 is a reply to message #164229] Fri, 20 November 2015 22:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Stephen Denis
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Rachael,

Thanks for your help! I think copying the file, and editing out the
extra, would be easier.

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Re: Creating a board from one schematic o f a project - Content for all schematics s een  on board layout [message #164231 is a reply to message #164230] Fri, 20 November 2015 22:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
rachaelp
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Hi Stephen,

You're welcome. Good luck with your project!

Best Regards,

Rachael
Re: Creating a board from one schematic o f a project - C=?UTF-8?Q?ontent_for_all_schematics_seen=c2=a0_on_board_layout?= [message #164244 is a reply to message #164229] Mon, 23 November 2015 08:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Morten Leikvoll
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On 20.11.2015 23:20, Rachael wrote:
> Hi Stephen,
>
> You can do it with the group select, cut, paste group commands with two
> copies of Eagle open but it's probably not the quickest way. It might be
> simplest to make four more copies of your current schematic and then just
> open them in turn and delete the additional schematic sheets from each of
> them so you end up with each schematic sheet in their own file.

Two instancec of Eagle does not copy across afaik (unless its a brand
new feature), but you can group copy, open/create a new project, then
paste. This needs to happen from the same Eagle instance.
Re: Creating a board from one schematic o f a project - C=?UTF-8?Q?ontent_for_all_schematics_seen=c2=a0_on_board_layout?= [message #164246 is a reply to message #164244] Mon, 23 November 2015 09:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
rachaelp
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Morten Leikvoll wrote on Mon, 23 November 2015 08:42
Two instancec of Eagle does not copy across afaik (unless its a brand
new feature), but you can group copy, open/create a new project, then
paste. This needs to happen from the same Eagle instance.


Yes it does, I just tried it again just to make sure. It's not a new feature as far as I am aware, it's just not completely obvious that it should work this way.

1. Open up two copies of eagle.
2. In one instance open your source schematic.
3. In the second open your destination schematic.
4. In the source schematic group select the items to be copied.
5. Type 'cut <Enter>'.
6. Right click on a part to be copied, select 'Cut Group' (Note this does NOT actually cut).
7. In the destination schematic type 'paste <Enter>'.
8. Move mouse to position the items to be pasted to the right place and then left click.

Best Regards,

Rachael
Re: Creating a board from one schematic o f a project - C=?UTF-8?Q?ontent_for_all_schematics_seen=c2=a0_on_board_layout?= [message #164252 is a reply to message #164246] Mon, 23 November 2015 12:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Chuck Huber
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On 11/23/2015 04:24 AM, Rachael wrote:
> Morten Leikvoll wrote on Mon, 23 November 2015 08:42
>> Two instancec of Eagle does not copy across afaik (unless its a brand
>> new feature), but you can group copy, open/create a new project, then
>> paste. This needs to happen from the same Eagle instance.
>
> Yes it does, I just tried it again just to make sure. It's not a new
> feature as far as I am aware, it's just not completely obvious that it
> should work this way.
>
> 1. Open up two copies of eagle.
> 2. In one instance open your source schematic.
> 3. In the second open your destination schematic.
> 4. In the source schematic group select the items to be copied.
> 5. Type 'cut <Enter>'.
> 6. Right click on a part to be copied, select 'Cut Group' (Note this does
> NOT actually cut).
> 7. In the destination schematic type 'paste <Enter>'.
> 8. Move mouse to position the items to be pasted to the right place and
> then left click.
>
> Best Regards,
>
> Rachael
>

I believe 6.0 introduced use of the host OS's cut-and-paste buffer.
Maybe it was 7.0. Jorge would know for certain.

That was a long awaited feature that brought a grin of appreciation to
my face when I read about it.

- Chuck
Re: Creating a board from one schematic o f a project - C=?UTF-8?Q?ontent_for_all_schematics_seen=c2=a0_on_board_layout?= [message #164254 is a reply to message #164252] Mon, 23 November 2015 16:46 Go to previous message
Jorge Garcia
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Registered: April 2010
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>
> I believe 6.0 introduced use of the host OS's cut-and-paste buffer.
> Maybe it was 7.0. Jorge would know for certain.
>
> That was a long awaited feature that brought a grin of appreciation to
> my face when I read about it.
>
> - Chuck
>

Hi Chuck,

You care correct it came in quietly in the V6 family of releases.
Another possible solution to complement Rachael's response is that you
could use the import from functionality to import exisiting designs into
new ones, this has the advantage of maintaining the layout(if it exists)
and consistency.

So you could open a new blank schematic, import the old one and repeat
for as many sheets as you have.

Best Regards,
Jorge Garcia
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