In Pads standard VX2.4, can I copy 1 pc board layout into a 2nd pc board layout? I was able to do this with an older version (PADS 2005).
I have tried this but I get a text box asking if I want to do nonnestlist items only.
Are you using the integrated flow? That might be tricky. Maybe try an ASCII import? Any duplicate refdes are probably an issue though.
If you are using the netlist-flow (or whatever they call it now), you should be able to paste as long as the ECO process is enabled (disclaimer, I haven't used any version newer than VX.2.4).
I am using PADS Standard VX2.4.
I will try the ASCII import.
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You need to enter 'ECO' mode before pasting. I think it has always been like that.
Otherwise it will only paste 'non-netlist items only' such as 2D-lines, text and similar.
If you need to copy copper/plane data as well, you need to switch to copper outline mode (PO) before copying.
Also make sure the board outline in the 2nd design is large enough to contain the pasted design.
Thank You for the information. That was what I was missing.
I was able to copy the other board file with traces and outlines.
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