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Keeping track when moving component in PCB Editor

chris007 , 03-24-2016, 03:53 AM

When we are moving component in the PCB editor the trace is not following the component.

How do you usually process to be able to reorganize component on board by moving them by batch while not needing to rework all the trace one by one ?

robertferanec , 03-25-2016, 01:21 AM
I don't use it (I prefer to move component and then re-route the tracks), but it looks like it should be possible: Altium - Move Drag >
robertferanec , 02-18-2019, 03:04 AM
I was just answering similar question on youtube, so I am adding some updates:

Depends on your Altium version - old versions will not support it. I do not use it, but I think you may need to enable System Preferences -> PCB Editor -> Interactive Routing -> Dragging: Check Component re-route and check Move component with relevant routing. Here you can find more info ( Component Retrace ): https://www.altium.com/altium-design...8eCtj5wP2hJ2mC
Paul van Avesaath , 02-19-2019, 12:08 AM
I agree with robert.. don'tn get in the habbit of draging components and letting altium route the tracks.. you will almost certainly end up with a very messy layout!
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