I'm reading some tutorials and it seems to show moving or placing components rely strictly on the mouse cursor being snapped to a certain grid position....
is there a way to move or place components accurately without using the cursor? i.e. by typing in an exact coordinate value of where the pin or component needs to be placed?
You can use a "pick", the default shortcuts define an "x" shortcut for a pick, or use the "P" button at the bottom of the screen. Place>Manually, select the component to place, Hide the form, at the command line type: x<space><xLocation><space><yLocation><enter> for example, x 1.0 2.0<enter>, to place the component at 1,2 in the canvas. The "P" works the same way, after hiding the Place>Manually form, left-click on the "P" button and enter <Xlocation><space><yLocation> and OK to place the component. You can use the "x" shortcut, or "P" button, with Move commands as well.
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