- In older versions of EAGLE the COPY command was used solely to copy objects
within a drawing, as opposed to the Windows behavior, where COPY places a
copy of the selected objects (i.e. the GROUP) into the system's clipboard.
As of version 6, EAGLE's COPY command primarily behaves the same way as in
other Windows applications, by putting a copy of the current group into the
clipboard. The original functionality of copying selected objects, or
copying library objects between libraries, is still fully available, which
is especially important to keep existing scripts and ULPs working.
What has also often irritated Windows users is that in EAGLE the CUT
command has only copied the current group to the clipboard, but did not
actually delete the group from the drawing. Since a CUT command that
deletes the group would not be of much use in a board/schematic pair that
is connected via forward-&backannotation, the CUT command has been
removed from the main pulldown menu and the command button toolbar. It is
still fully available from the command line or within scripts. The command
SET Cmd.Copy.ClassicEagleMode 1
restores the old behavior of both the COPY and the CUT command. Note that
this setting only takes effect the next time you open an editor window.
- Added a note to the online help of COPY about how to copy objects from
one schematic sheet to an other.