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Eagle pro: deleting a small portion of a PCB trace?

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Hello,

I often wish to delete just a small portion of a pcb trace, but the "ripup" tool tends to delete the entire net..........how can i just delete one little piece of a trace?
 

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Generally Eagle trace if made a s a single stretch, it would be removed. Instead, if we do in bits and parts,
only that sub part can be removed.

Hope I am clear.
 
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Thanks, but i am finding that ebern if i do it part by part, the ripup tool still deletes the entire net.
 

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i am attaching a sample . i tried with eagle5.11.0. i first use connections ( not tracks).
later while making connections i track part ,stop then continue next section , so on.
later i select a specific section and rip. i am able to do it
a pdf is attached. you find discontinuous lines, they were earlier continuous but in steps.
 

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It depends on whether it is a long straight track or not. If the track is a long straight one (even if you drew it a bit at a time - Eagle removes unnecessary nodes) it will be deleted as a whole. The way round that is to use SPLIT. With SPLIT you can create and extra node and then just delete back between two nodes.

Keith.

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Just to add, if you are trying to delete segments in order to create space or go round obstacles, SPLIT may do what you need without deleting anything.

Keith
 

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If you click the airwire, the entire trace is deleted. But if you click on a specific subpart, only that will be deleted.
 
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Eagle has always had a good undo - at least in the last 12 years or so that I have been using it.

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