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.
In Nets mode, the two main list regions of the panel will change to reflect an object hierarchy, 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.
Once the PCB panel has been opened, select the Nets option from the dropdown menu at the top of the PCB panel to enter Nets mode.
In this top region of the panel, right-clicking on a net or net item entry and choosing the Properties command from the subsequent pop-up menu (or double-clicking on the entry directly) will provide access to the relevant properties dialog, from which you can view or modify the properties of the net/item as required.
Right-clicking on a net class entry and choosing Properties from the menu (or double-clicking on the entry directly) opens the Edit Net Class dialog for that class. From this dialog you can view/modify the net membership of the class, rename it, or add additional classes.
The middle region of the panel displays nets from a selected Net Class(es) in the above region.
The following information is listed with each Net by default:
Right-click and navigate through the Columns sub-menu to add the following options:
The option to change a net's color is also available from the right-click menu in this section by selecting Change Net Color to open the Choose Color dialog.
The display/inclusion of each net item type, in the bottom, Primitives region of the panel, is dependent on whether the corresponding option for each has been enabled on the right-click menu, accessed from either the Nets or Primitives regions.
Note that the Primitive list right-click context menu also offers the option to create an xSignal between two selected items – See the PCB - xSignals panel page for more information.
In summary, as you click on an entry in the panel's list, a filter will be applied based on that entry. The visual result of the selection (in the design editor window) is determined by the highlighting methods enabled (Mask/Dim/Normal, Select, Zoom). Multiple entries can be selected in each region, using standard Shift+Click and Ctrl+Click features.