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At 11:07 AM 10/1/01 +0100, Richard Thompson wrote:

> > Tools/Preferences/Component_Drag/Connected_Tracks
> > then
> > Edit/Move/Drag
> >
>but this only drags single components?  how do you drag multiple components
>at the same time?

It appears that Drag does not move selections but only one primitive or 
component at a time. I have not seen this before because Drag is ... a 
drag, almost always. It is generally faster to delete connecting traces 
from a section to be moved, move the section as a selection, and then place 
new traces to restore the connections. Remember that 
Tools/Preferences/Automatically_Remove_Loops can make this very quick (in 
fact, automatic loop removal can make it unnecessary to delete the original 
connection traces, they will generally disappear if overdrawn properly.

Rarely it would be nice to be able to drag a whole selection, where the 
selection is moved in such a way as to make it unnecessary to redraw the 
connecting traces. But Protel doesn't do this, it seems.

I found what I consider a moderately serious bug in researching this. 
Move/Drag ignores component unions, just as it ignores selections. So a 
union will be altered if one of its members is moved. Both should be fixed.

So if you use Unions, be very careful when using Drag.


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