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help with replacing parts on a translated board

Question asked by djefferson on Sep 15, 2014
Latest reply on Sep 25, 2014 by djefferson

Hi all,

   New pads 9.5 user here. We have a design that was translated from Pcad. We want to replace the parts with the new parts from our pads library without changing the existing traces.

I have tried  TechNote MG543590 How to change a part to a new type. The rotation is different for the new decal. This really messes up the existing traces as they are still connected to the new pins.

Rotating the decal only creates more trace problems.

   Is there some way to disconnect the traces from the part, replace the part with the new one, correct the rotation, and reconnect the existing traces?

Is there a better way to update the parts on a translated board?

Thanks for any help,