Move components

When a component is imported without a location, it is automatically placed to the left of the PCB on a 10 mm grid. These components should be moved to their correct location, as follows:

  1. Left-click and draw a rectangle around the component to move. Once selected, a rubber-band stretches from the component to the mouse pointer.
  2. Left-click and draw a rectangle around all of that component's pads on the PCB.
  3. The component is moved to the center of the selected pads.

Note: If a component pad (from the originally imported Gerber data) is drawn (as one or more wide lines/arcs) rather than flashed (as a single shape object) then it will not be identified as a pad in the above procedure. In cases where no pads are found within the selection rectangle, the (center of the) selection rectangle is used.