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Eagle - How to duplicate PCBs

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For railmodel analog PWM powering of auxiliary tracks I need to make multiple simple throttles. It makes sense to place them on one physical PCB instead of separate PCBs due to more simple installation, space under the baseboard, possible vertical orientation of PCB etc. Size of one throttle is actually less than 5x5cm, it would be useful to have triples or quads on one board and redrawing sch and pcb seems to me little bit overkill (I know how to copy sch, but not brd). Is there an option in Eagle to duplicate already designed PCBs or the only practical option is to duplicate layout as a picture when printing a film? Thanks for advices, newbie with access to Eagle 5.6.0.
 

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Hi,
I dont know Eagle, but worked lot with other CADs:
usually you must set all (interesting)layers active & unfix all components if you have had, than mark your interesting surface per cursor-windos to copy, click on mouse.
After them is your selected & copied data mosten to "import" form "edit + paste" from clipboard...
you have then to place your second/& newest "layout" with moving your cursor and finished.
If you dont selected some other function after placement, you can repeat this job more times, as wished, the system gives automatically new Ref-Designators too_maybe you will (and can) edit/change it later, as the exact positioning of your "modules" you can change later & every time too.
Remember: set all interesting layers active & unfix components/things before copying...
You can rotate it too_as normal drowings in paint and so.:)
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Thanks for direction, actually copy/paste works strangely in Eagle, cut works as copy.... Anyhow I found the answer on svetelektro.com: 1. group, 2. cut, 3. rightclick to selection, which opens context sensitive menu with 'Cut:Group' option, 3. Paste.
 

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:)
congratulation!
K.
Merci-Harmi, best wishes!
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