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Re: What does /path do in PCBNew files?
I guess I'd wonder then why provide Copy and Paste/Duplicate if the
result is not usable?
It seems like a sort of honey pot.
On 2020-02-15 6:34 p.m., Eeli Kaikkonen wrote:
On Sun, Feb 16, 2020 at 1:20 AM Brian Piccioni
<brian@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:brian@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
I think optionally removing the path might be a good idea - or,
simply removing it from duplicated/pasted footprints. Of course I
am probably missing something.
You can't backannotate something which doesn't have the "path". But
those footprints can of course be re-annotated.
I don't think it's possible to cleanly copypaste groups of footprints
to create "duplicated design elements" as you say. Either they point
to one group of symbols while they should point to hierarchical sheet
instances (each of which have different path), or they don't have
corresponding symbols at all.
If you have two footprints with identical "paths" you can reannotate
from eeshcema (with a warning IIRC) and both footprints will have the
same refdes. But it doesn't make sense to have two footprints with
different refdes to point to one symbol because the symbol has only
Having identical paths in more than one footprints is problematic
anyways. I have used it but I don't recommend it.