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V8 Save selection as design Block [message #168787] Sat, 21 January 2017 18:09 Go to next message
Glenn Jones
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Registered: January 2005
Member
In the mean time while stuff is being sorted out re: subscriptions and
upgrades, I am trying to evaluate the feature set of V8 to see if I want
to upgrade or not.

So it appears I can export a design as a design block but when I choose
export selection as design block nothing happens?

Glenn
Re: V8 Save selection as design Block [message #168832 is a reply to message #168787] Mon, 23 January 2017 08:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
CadSoft Support
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Registered: September 2006
Senior Member
On 21.01.2017 19:09, Glenn Jones wrote:
> In the mean time while stuff is being sorted out re: subscriptions and
> upgrades, I am trying to evaluate the feature set of V8 to see if I want
> to upgrade or not.
>
> So it appears I can export a design as a design block but when I choose
> export selection as design block nothing happens?
>
> Glenn


Hi Glenn,

When you create a block, be sure and pay close attention to the command
line at the bottom of the window. You should:

1) select "create design block from selection"
2) select the stuff you want in schematic (pay attention to the task bar
at the bottom of the EAGLE window)
3) ctrl/cmd + right mouse to switch editors
4) add selective objects using cmd + click (if you want to add items)
5) ctrl/cmd + right mouse to save. (again, follow the task bar at the
bottom)

HTH

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Mit freundlichen Gruessen / Best regards
Richard Hammerl -- EAGLE Support
Re: V8 Save selection as design Block [message #168879 is a reply to message #168832] Tue, 24 January 2017 04:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Glenn Jones
Messages: 73
Registered: January 2005
Member
On 1/23/2017 3:58 AM, Richard Hammerl wrote:
> On 21.01.2017 19:09, Glenn Jones wrote:
>> In the mean time while stuff is being sorted out re: subscriptions and
>> upgrades, I am trying to evaluate the feature set of V8 to see if I want
>> to upgrade or not.
>>
>> So it appears I can export a design as a design block but when I choose
>> export selection as design block nothing happens?
>>
>> Glenn
>
>
> Hi Glenn,
>
> When you create a block, be sure and pay close attention to the command
> line at the bottom of the window. You should:
>
> 1) select "create design block from selection"
> 2) select the stuff you want in schematic (pay attention to the task bar
> at the bottom of the EAGLE window)
> 3) ctrl/cmd + right mouse to switch editors
> 4) add selective objects using cmd + click (if you want to add items)
> 5) ctrl/cmd + right mouse to save. (again, follow the task bar at the
> bottom)
>
> HTH
>
Hi Richard, thanks for the hint. I was able to save off and paste in a
block to another design. I have an issue with pasting the schematic
block in as it does not snap to the the .1" grid.

The makes it a real pain to connect anything.

Glenn
Re: V8 Save selection as design Block [message #168928 is a reply to message #168879] Wed, 25 January 2017 07:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
CadSoft Support
Messages: 538
Registered: September 2006
Senior Member
On 24.01.2017 05:26, Glenn Jones wrote:
> On 1/23/2017 3:58 AM, Richard Hammerl wrote:
>> On 21.01.2017 19:09, Glenn Jones wrote:
>>> In the mean time while stuff is being sorted out re: subscriptions and
>>> upgrades, I am trying to evaluate the feature set of V8 to see if I want
>>> to upgrade or not.
>>>
>>> So it appears I can export a design as a design block but when I choose
>>> export selection as design block nothing happens?
>>>
>>> Glenn
>>
>>
>> Hi Glenn,
>>
>> When you create a block, be sure and pay close attention to the command
>> line at the bottom of the window. You should:
>>
>> 1) select "create design block from selection"
>> 2) select the stuff you want in schematic (pay attention to the task bar
>> at the bottom of the EAGLE window)
>> 3) ctrl/cmd + right mouse to switch editors
>> 4) add selective objects using cmd + click (if you want to add items)
>> 5) ctrl/cmd + right mouse to save. (again, follow the task bar at the
>> bottom)
>>
>> HTH
>>
> Hi Richard, thanks for the hint. I was able to save off and paste in a
> block to another design. I have an issue with pasting the schematic
> block in as it does not snap to the the .1" grid.
>
> The makes it a real pain to connect anything.
>
> Glenn

Hi Glenn,

yes I see. Our dev team is working on this.....

--
Mit freundlichen Gruessen / Best regards
Richard Hammerl -- EAGLE Support
Re: V8 Save selection as design Block [message #168932 is a reply to message #168928] Wed, 25 January 2017 08:34 Go to previous message
rachaelp
Messages: 532
Registered: March 2015
Location: UK
Senior Member
> Richard Hammerl wrote:
>
> yes I see. Our dev team is working on this.....
Hi Richard,

I hope you are well? We haven't seen you on here for quite a while!

It looks like there are a couple of places the devs forgot to consider the importance of sticking with the grid then.... This and the new slice command. There is another thread covering the issues with the slice command but as there is a common theme to the new features not being "grid aware" and somebody somewhere clearly not picking up the importance of this, I thought I would bring this to your attention here too so you can prod the correct people to fix it :)

Best Regards,

Rachael

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