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I have a schematic that I'm making that uses the same "block" multiple times. I would like to design that block only once, and then use it in a bunch of different places, so I can edit the block if I like and have that edit show up everywhere.

Hierarchical sheets seem to be the way to do this, however you can't import a single sheet multiple times.

Is there a simple way to do this?

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Are you sure you can't import the same sheet multiple times? That would seem to be a huge handicap and almost defeat the purpose of the feature in the first place. \$\endgroup\$
    – Matt Young
    Aug 24, 2015 at 15:52
  • \$\begingroup\$ It would seem to defeat the purpose, but the button on the side, and the menu dropdown both won't let you use the same sheet over. \$\endgroup\$ Aug 24, 2015 at 16:23

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You can use hierarchical sheets multiple times. With advantage you can use hierarchical connectors. Multi units components work correctly as well. Note you can always edit sheet properties using E key, i.e. change file name and sheet name.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Ah!, so you need to name the block differently, but use the same schematic sheet? \$\endgroup\$ Aug 25, 2015 at 17:06
  • \$\begingroup\$ Yes, AFAIR it was slightly tricky but I did it ;-) \$\endgroup\$
    – TMa
    Aug 25, 2015 at 20:09
  • \$\begingroup\$ Yep, just use the same .sch file! You'll need to re-add your hierarchical pins in the new sheet. Works in KiCad 4.0+ (Ubuntu). \$\endgroup\$
    – Anton
    Sep 16, 2016 at 16:03

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