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How to select all items [message #170890] Mon, 03 July 2017 09:50 Go to next message
gharryh
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This morning i felt like a total idiot.

I am in the library symbol editir and wanted to select all as i am used before in version6.
But now in version8 i cant find the menu option to select.

Is it gone or changed its name??

Harry

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Re: How to select all items [message #170891 is a reply to message #170890] Mon, 03 July 2017 10:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
rachaelp
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Hi Harry,

In EAGLE v8 you can just do Ctrl+A (Cmd+A on macOS) to select all.

In EAGLE v7 (and presumably earlier versions) you just select the GROUP command and then drag a group around everything. I'm not aware of a menu option to just do a select all.

Best Regards,

Rachael

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Re: How to select all items [message #170892 is a reply to message #170891] Mon, 03 July 2017 11:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Hans Lederer
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Am 03.07.2017 um 12:57 schrieb rachaelp:
> Hi Harry,
>
> In EAGLE v8 you can just do Ctrl+A (Cmd+A on macOS) to select all.
>
> In EAGLE v7 (and presumably earlier versions) you just select the GROUP command and then drag a group around everything. I'm not aware of a menu option to just do a select all.
>

GROUP ALL

(everything on all *currently activated* layers)
Re: How to select all items [message #170893 is a reply to message #170892] Mon, 03 July 2017 11:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
rachaelp
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Hans Lederer wrote on Mon, 03 July 2017 12:42
Am 03.07.2017 um 12:57 schrieb rachaelp:
> Hi Harry,
>
> In EAGLE v8 you can just do Ctrl+A (Cmd+A on macOS) to select all.
>
> In EAGLE v7 (and presumably earlier versions) you just select the GROUP command and then drag a group around everything. I'm not aware of a menu option to just do a select all.
>

GROUP ALL

(everything on all *currently activated* layers)


Hi Hans,

Yes, and that's what Ctrl+A initiates in v8, but I don't believe that's available from a menu option on v7 and earlier. The OP was searching for what they thought used to be in the menus somewhere. But you are right, issuing that command from the command line is the quickest way Smile

Best Regards,

Rachael

Re: How to select all items [message #170895 is a reply to message #170892] Mon, 03 July 2017 14:13 Go to previous message
Chuck Huber
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In EAGLE v8 you can just do Ctrl+A (Cmd+A on macOS) to select all.

In EAGLE v7 (and presumably earlier versions) you just select the GROUP command and then drag a group around everything. I'm not aware of a menu option to just do a select all.

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GROUP ALL

(everything on all *currently activated* layers)


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Harry,<br>
<br>
Bear in mind that the "Group All" command does NOT select names and
values that are not smashed.<br>
<br>
I often use the "group all" command to change all the names to the
vector font:<br>
<blockquote><tt># Make sure the desired layers are active.<br>
Disp tNames bNames tOrigins bOrigins;</tt><tt><br>
</tt><tt>Group all;                  # Group everything.</tt><tt><br>
</tt><tt>Smash (C&gt;0 0);              # Smash everything in the
group</tt><tt>.<br>
</tt><tt>Group all;                  # Group everything including
the smashed names.</tt><tt><br>
</tt><tt>Change font vector (C&gt;0 0)  # change all fonts to
vector.</tt><tt><br>
</tt><tt>Change ratio 15 (C&gt;0 0)     # change all ratios to
15%.</tt><br>
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The C and the &gt; in the coordinates represent a control
right-click.  Since that operates on the selected group, it doesn't
matter where the click occurs.  "0 0" is just easiest to type.<br>
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Prior to the above, I will make sure that both tOrigins and bOrigins
are turned on so that all components will be included in the group. 
The objective of the first "group all" is to select all components -
both top and bottom.  Then I smash the group, allowing me to select
the names.  The second "group all" selects the same components as
before, <i>and</i> the names.<br>
<br>
If you're not familiar with entering coordinates on the command
line, read section 5.2 of the user manual, or search the manual for
"Entering Coordinates as Text".  In the 7.7 English manual, it
starts on page 95.  It is worthy to note that both the 'R' modifier
and the 'P' modifier expect coordinates relative to the mark.  If
the mark is not set, it is assumed to be the origin.  The difference
between these two is that 'R' expects rectangular coordinates, and
'P' expects polar coordinates.<br>
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HTH,<br>
    - Chuck<br>
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