I'm designing a circuit in Eagle and I need to have fixed dimensions on certain holes. I can of course use the dimension tool to measure the distance but I don't see a way to make the dimension "stick" to the hole I'm designing.

Is this possible? So that I can make the dimension tool measure from the hole to the side of the board and then when I move the hole the dimension follows?

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Its certainly not possible with v6 and earlier. But I suppose you use the latest version anyway? \$\endgroup\$ – Rev1.0 Apr 12 '19 at 7:08
  • \$\begingroup\$ I'm using Eagle 9.3.2! \$\endgroup\$ – C. K. Apr 12 '19 at 8:43

Use the Group tool and move both the hole and the measurement.

Hint: You can use the move command and then select each hole and measurement by holding the Shift key. (Deselect with Control)


Select the Hole and the Measurement both with Group

Drag the hole to the position you like

I hope I understood it right. You have to select one side of the measurement only and the hole of course.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ I dont think you understood my question:) I want to be able to move the hole AND make the measurement increase in size while I do so. \$\endgroup\$ – C. K. Apr 12 '19 at 4:35
  • \$\begingroup\$ Perfect. I got it after your edit. I have to select only one side. Thank you. \$\endgroup\$ – C. K. Apr 12 '19 at 8:56

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