Batch component replace

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Batch component replace

#1 Post by ezalys » 18 Sep 2020, 20:38

Let's suppose I have a design where I've used a specific kind of capacitor for decoupling all over. Let's now suppose I want to change the design so all of those capacitors are replaced with a component. It might have a different footprint. Maybe I'm switching from TAJA to TAJB tantalums or something. Is there functionality built in for replacing components like this?

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Re: Batch component replace

#2 Post by Tomg » 19 Sep 2020, 17:41

1) In the Schematic Editor right-click on one of the capacitors to be replaced (not its pins) and select "Replace Part..." in the context menu to bring up the Replace Part dialog window.
2) In the Replace Part dialog window find and select/highlight the new component, set Apply to: Similar Name Components and click on OK. The original, along with all other components having the same name, will be replaced with the new component.
3) Resave the schematic, in the PCB Layout editor run the Renew Layout from Schematic tool (choose its "By Components..." option), do a cleanup if needed and resave the PCB.
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