Facility to incrementally move groups of components by specified amount

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tomthumbblues
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Facility to incrementally move groups of components by specified amount

#1 Post by tomthumbblues » 28 Nov 2021, 00:31

A facility to move groups of components incrementally by specified amount of measurement would make it a whole lot easier to copy paste from one board to another a complete PCB layout and then easily align to suit position requirement. There is something similar featured in Adobe Illustrator, a little different where you can copy paste and align by coordinates to a position, even this feature would work, whereby the coordinates could coincide with the bottom left corner for a group of components, which is how illustrator does it. Anyhow, please consider this and perhaps get it on board, would make some things easier.
Cheers,
Trevor 8-)

Alex
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Re: Facility to incrementally move groups of components by specified amount

#2 Post by Alex » 29 Nov 2021, 09:07

Thank you for the suggestion, we will consider the feature.
As workaround, you can customize grid and use arrows to move groups by specific number of grid steps.

SoundMod
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Re: Facility to incrementally move groups of components by specified amount

#3 Post by SoundMod » 25 Jan 2022, 22:17

+1 on that feature. A translation tool which allow to move multiple selected object or a group of object (pattern, traces, holes, vias ... well any object) by a precise amount would be welcome.

In addition, using math operator in coordinate field would be great.
The format could be something like that =+, =-, =/, =*

So a component having a set of coordinate: X: 1.0mm, Y: 10.mm
I could enter in the X field: += 5.0 and Y field: -= 3.0
Thus the new coordinates of the component would be: X: 6.0mm, Y: 7.0mm

tomthumbblues
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Re: Facility to incrementally move groups of components by specified amount

#4 Post by tomthumbblues » 15 Mar 2022, 02:05

Thanks for the reply, While a customized movement amount for grouped components would be nice, similar to how illustrator works. I see that same can easy be achieved within the custom grid size and arrow movement facility, making it simple easy enough to accomplish accurate placements. Cheers. :)

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