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Stop designator increment on copy/paste?

Stop designator increment on copy/paste?

Stop designator increment on copy/paste?

Hi all, my first post.

re: Protel 99se

I'm really hoping that someone can tell me how I can stop the auto designator increment when copy/pasting multiple copies of pcbs onto a production panel. I'm sure it has a simple solution, its just that I can't find it anywhere.


RE: Stop designator increment on copy/paste?

When putting down multiple copies of new components the designator will increment, but copies of existing components shouldn't.  So, when placing a series of new components, place one, then right click to exit.  Copy that component, and then paste it as many times as necessary.

Dan - Owner

RE: Stop designator increment on copy/paste?

After you've highlighted your board.
Pick a point of reference. To paste it now do
and here instead of p-paste try
a-paste special
a dialog will appear
if you click on duplicate designator you shouldn't get the (copy) addition to the part designator.

Paste special also works well for taking an entire layer copying it and pasting it to a new layer.Say you highlight all on top layer, then copy, then change your active layer to bottom, then paste special and paste on current layer.
The previous top is now on bottom.


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