Applied Parameters: ClipboardMode=ClipboardRing|Action=CopyAsText
This command is used to copy the currently selected design object(s) to the clipboard in textual format. This information can then be pasted into any text field or external text document.
This command is accessed from the PCB Editor and the PCB Library Editor by choosing the Edit » Copy As Text command from the main menus.
First, ensure that the object(s) that you want to copy is/are selected in the main design workspace.
After launching the command, the cursor will change to a cross-hair and you will be prompted to select a reference point. This is a coordinate relative to the selected object(s) and is used to accurately position the selection when using the Paste command. Position the cursor as required then click or press Enter; the selection will be copied to the clipboard.
The details copied to the clipboard include:
- The type of object it is.
- The designator and comment (for a component object).
- The object's location in the workspace.
- The layer upon which the object resides (or start and stop layers for a via).
An example of a component copied as text to the clipboard is:
Component Y1-25MHz (100.6mm,1.5mm) on Top Layer
An example of a track and via copied as text to the clipboard is:
Track (20mm,6mm)(80mm,6mm) Top Layer
Via (45mm,6mm) Top Layer to Bottom Layer