Altium Designer Documentation

Schematic - Default Units

Modified by Susan Riege on May 11, 2017

Parent page: Schematic Preferences


The Schematic - Default Units page of the Preferences dialog.

Summary

The Schematic – Default Units page of the Preferences dialog provides controls related to default unit settings in the schematic.

Access

The Schematic – Default Units page is part of the main Preferences dialog (DXP » Preferences) and is accessed by clicking the Default Units entry under the Schematic folder, in the left-hand pane of the dialog.

Options/Controls

Imperial Unit System

  • Use Imperial Unit System - enable this option to use imperial units in schematic projects.
  • Imperial Unit used - from the drop-down list, choose one of the available imperial units; Mils, Inches, Dxp Defaults (10 mils) and Auto-Imperial. If Auto-Imperial is selected, the system will switch from mils to inches when the value is greater than 500mils.

Metric Unit System

  • Use Metric Unit System - enable this option to use the metric units for schematic projects.
  • Metric Unit used -  from the drop-down list, choose one of the available metric units; Millimeters, Centimeters, Meters, and Auto-Metric. If Auto-Metric is selected, the system will switch from millimeters to centimeters when the value is greater than 100mm, and from centimeters to meters when the value is greater than 100cm.

Unit System

Reports the current default unit setting for new documents, and indicates a pending unit change.

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