Applied Parameters: ContextSensitive=True|Action=CrossSelect
This feature facilitates cross-selection between selected parts on one or more schematic source documents, and the corresponding component footprints on the PCB document for the active project. This can be useful, for example, in selecting a set of parts on the source documents to create a new component class quickly in the PCB document.
This feature is accessed from the Schematic Editor by right-clicking over the required part (or one part in a selection of parts) and choosing the Part Actions » Select PCB Components command from the context menu.
First, ensure that the target PCB document is open, and that the required components are selected on the applicable source schematic documents. If cross selecting a single part, the part need not be selected.
After launching the command, all schematic source documents will be automatically compiled and the PCB document for the project will then be made the active document. All corresponding component footprints for the selection will become selected and zoomed (but not masked) in the workspace.
As the target PCB will become the active document, it may be a good idea to have the source schematic(s) and PCB document open side-by-side.
- If the active project contains multiple PCB documents, you should open only the document upon which you wish to work/have the components selected. If more than one PCB document is opened, the command will interrogate all documents for a corresponding match to the components selected on the schematic document(s).