I need a way to reuse my PCBs that I designed before in my new board as a module. the problem with multichannel design is that I should change some component names in schematic, so I can not use the previous designed PCB with copy and paste (for example I have C2 in 2 modules) Any idea?


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You should use device sheets for that. See the respective wiki article. You have to play around with the naming conventions in the settings dialog, as not all combinations seem to work properly...

Convert your current schematic into a device sheet, then instantiate it multiple times.

Combine this with the pcb snippet feature to allow for rapid placement of pre-routed designs, e.g. power supply, op amp and so on.

The suggested manual act of copying, re-annotating, replacing, possibly re-routing is the poor man's equivalent, but much more time consuming. Depending on the design, initial setup and learning curve quickly amortize.


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