PCB Layout CAD : Routing Work

Copy Continuously

The Copy Continuously command is used to copy & paste the selected object(s) from/to the current PCB design document. This is useful when you want to copy & paste an object(s) continuously within the active PCB sheet. In continuous copy mode, you can select a reference point after selecting the object(s) you want to copy, which allows you to accurately position the selection when pasting it.

Copy Continuously
The instructions that follow explain how to copy the object(s) in continuous copy mode.
(1) Select the [Edit]
>> [Copy Continuously] command.
You can select the reference point for copying a single object in the Property Window. You can also toggle the snapping functionality on or off here.
(2) Drag-select the object(s) you want to copy.
* You can add/remove the objects from the selection using the Ctrl/Shift key on your keyboard.
(3) Select a reference point by a click.
* You can also specify it by inputting X and Y coordinates. To enter the coordinates, select the [Edit] >> [Coordinates Input] command.

 

 

 

* When you copy a single object, the reference point set at the Reference Point field in the Property Window is applied.

If you want to specify the reference point in the same manner as when copying multiple objects, you can do it by right-clicking to select the Pushback command.
(4) Position the content at the required position.
* The content can be rotated/flipped while moving it.
* You can see the current cursor location (X/Y coordinates) at the status bar.
(5) Click to paste the content.
* You can also specify where to paste the content through the Coordinate Input dialog.

* To exit paste mode and copy other objects, right-click to select the Next command.
* To exit continuous copy mode, right-click to select the Cancel command.

Additional Operations that Can Be Performed While in Continuous Copy Mode

The following additional operations can be performed while in continuous copy mode:

Toggle Selection of Object (Next)
Toggle Selection of Object (Prev)
Mirror
Flip Vertically
Rotate
Reverse Rotate
Rotate 45 degrees
Rotate 1 degree
Rotate Arbitrary Angle
Rotate 90 Degrees Individually
Individually Rotate Arbitrary Angle
Return to Zero Degree

Reference Point

When copying a single object, you can specify the reference point from the following three points.

Vertex Point Origin

The vertex of the selected object is set as the reference point. If there are multiple vertexes, one closest to the clicked position is selected. If there is no vertex, the origin point of the object becomes the reference point.

The location you click is set as the reference point. As the cursor is not pulled to the grid in this mode, the reference point may be off the grid.

The origin point of the selected object is set as the reference point.

If you want to specify the reference point in the same manner as when copying multiple objects, you can do it by right-clicking to select the Pushback command.