Is there a way to do this?
I'm looking at a schematic deep down in the hierarchy. I select some components. Is there a way to copy this to a "clipboard" - cadence-specific?
What I'd like to be able to do is then return-to-top and paste this selection.
Take a look at this post on the Skill forum:
This describes it for layout, but I think it should work for schematics too.
Isn't the simplest thing to do just to open another schematic window (mylib/clipboard/schematic) and copy into that, and then copy into the top cellView once you've returned?
You don't have to save the cellView - and it will get deleted as soon as you close it (discarding the changes).
Debatable... I think the best user-experience is with
select -> CTRL-C -> return_to_top -> CTRL-V (components pasted, and selected, so they can by moved )
I understand - and it would be trivial to do precisely that under the hood. We've also been looking into having more of this kind of copy-paste paradigm in the tools. That said, the approach I suggested is hardly onerous on the user!
Ah, I just remembered that I wrote something to do precisely this, although for layout. It probably needs a bit of work to make it work OK with schematic. If I have a moment later today I'll see what I can do to update it for schematic/symbol copying too.
[Removed code - newer version below in thread which supports schematics]