presently I'm working on a series of projects which all contain an RF section consisting of a RF chip, a bunch of caps, inductors, micro-strip, socket etc. As always the geometrical arrangement on the board is critical for the RF performance and once optimized should not be changed. With 'append' I can attach the RF-section to a schematic, however already the annotation will be different (c5 is now c17 etc...). For the layout I have not figured at all how to group a set (section) of components/footprints for reuse in the next project, except a complete manual process which also requires a 'translation' of the indexes. Besides being cumbersome this is also quite error prone.
Any ideas how I can improve my working process? Your comments are much appreciated!