Parent Page: PCB Panels
The PCB panel allows you to browse the current PCB design using a range of filter modes to determine which object types or design elements are listed, highlighted or selected. The panel also has editing modes for specific object types or design elements that provide dedicated controls for editing procedures. Note that you can access the properties for any element listed in the panel.
The three main list regions of the panel when in 3D Model mode reflect, in order from the top:
When the PCB Editor is active, click the button at the bottom-right corner of the workspace and select PCB from the context menu. Alternatively, you can access the panel through the View » Workspace Panels » PCB » PCB sub-menu.
As you click on a specific component in the Components region of the panel, filtering will be applied using the component as the scope of the filter. The visual result (in the design editor window) is determined by the highlighting methods enabled (Mask/Dim/Normal, Select, Zoom). Multiple rule entries can be selected using standard Shift+Click and Ctrl+Click features.
Double-clicking a component entry in the Component region of the panel (or right-clicking and choosing Properties) will open the relevant Component dialog, from which you can edit its properties in detail.
Similarly, double-clicking a model entry in the Models region of the panel (or right-clicking and choosing Properties) will open the relevant 3D Body dialog, from where you can edit the complete 3D body properties.
When selecting a component's constituent models from the Models list area in the PCB panel, the view in the editor workspace will zoom, dim/mask or select accordingly.
The PCB panel can be used to select display properties for 3D models. The cone icons represent different levels of transparency from 100% (hidden) down to 0% (solid) in increments of 25%. You can select multiple components and apply the same display controls to them at once using the Highlighted Models options.
The selected cylinder model being set to 75% opacity. Multiple models can also be selected and changed in one step.
Enable the DRC checkboxes for models you want flagged for analyzing under the Placement » Component Clearance rule.
Multiple Model entries can be selected using standard Shift+Click and Ctrl+Click features, providing full control over the 3D Model view and the base 3D elements that make up a component.