Replacing a part

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Re:Replacing a part

Postby Sal Hernandez » Mon May 14, 2012 9:30 am

Excellent suggestion. Thanks for the feedback.
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Replacing a part

Postby 7401southwick » Mon May 14, 2012 9:30 am

What is the best way to replace a part that is in my schematic that is already connected ? I've been deleting the part, adding the new part and reconnecting the new part. Is there something simpler ?In most cases I'm just changing the value of the part so that seems like a lot of work. thanks
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Re:Replacing a part

Postby Sal Hernandez » Mon May 14, 2012 9:30 am

The only way to replace a schematic part is to remove it and replace with the new part. If you are trying to maintain your schematic wiring there is a work around but it is not necessarily simple. You could insert port connections to each wire just before the part you will be removing. This will retain the existing wiring up to the port location. You can then remove the part and replace it. This way you only need to wire back to the port location.
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Re:Replacing a part

Postby Bill1900 » Mon May 14, 2012 9:30 am

Here is something that works for me, so long as the new part and the old part have the same PCB footprint. First add the new part to your schematic and connect it in parallel with the part you want to replace. Don't delete the old part yet, though. Now go to the PCB Board and place the new part on top of the part you want to replace. You'll get a couple of DRC errors, but you can ignore them for now. Finally, co back to the schematic and delete the old part (the one you want to replace. You can move the new part to the old part's spot if you want, and you can use F10 to change the new part's reference designator to what the old part was using. Now go back to the PCB Layout. The old part should be gone, the new part should be in its place, and your routing should be intact. I hope this helps.
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