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How to redraw net lines straight in gschem?

I drew two components, connected them into circuit, moved them a bit and got this How to make net lines straigt now? I can't find automatic way to do this. And even I can't move nodes or segments ...
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How do you carry non-circular drilling with an SMD part in gEDA pcb?

The recommended pattern for some components might include non circular drilling, like this one: Here's the pad layout: As per the datasheet (bottom of page 2), there has to be one circular outline ...
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Is it possible to make a footprint off an assembly of pads in a gEDA PCB layout?

I have spent hours carefully assembling a couple of pads to form the footprint of a Bourns PEC11S rotary encoder. Now I'm stuck in the procedure I know, i.e. «Cut to buffer», «Split buffer elements ...
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Elegant naming convention for pins with (many) multiple functions in gEDA

I use gEDA suite for schematics and PCB layout and I sometimes need to create new components (i.e. symbols) for gEDA library is rather generic. Not a problem to me. ...
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Array of parts with gschem and gnetlist

Anyone know how, or if it is even possible to create an array of parts/instances in gschem and netlist it with gnetlist. I'm trying refdes=name<0:n> and ...
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How do I create a fiducial with gEDA pcb?

I'd like to know how I can create fiducials with gEDA. Some PCB manufacturers, such as Eurocircuits proscribe zero-aperture drill holes so I can't just whack in a via or pad and set its diameter to ...
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How to specify milling in gEDA pcb

I have a panelized board that I would like to put some nice, rounded corners on, is there a way to specify this so that the g-code can be automatically generated?
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GEDA - cannot edit attributes

I'm trying to design a circuit in GEDA/Gschem in Ubuntu. I could insert new components in the circuit but I cannot in the name change or add values. For instance when opening the window for ...
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When is it appropriate to mount components at a 45 degree angle?

I've seen some PCB's with components mounted at multiples of 45 degrees (45, 135, etc.) I recently discovered my PCB program (gEDA PCB) supports these, though it isn't a GUI function and you have to ...