Altium Designer Documentation

ManageUnions

Created: July 27, 2015 | Updated: August 7, 2017

Parent page: Schematic Commands

The following pre-packaged resources, derived from this base command, are available:


Applied Parameters: Action=CreateUnion

Summary

This command is used to create a union from the currently selected design objects. A union is a collection of objects that have been grouped together. When grouped as a union, you are able to quickly select/deselect all union members, and move them all when a single member of the union is moved.

Access

With the required design objects selected in the main workspace, this command is accessed from the Schematic Editor by choosing the Tools » Convert » Create Union from selected objects command from the main menus.

Use

First, ensure that the design objects that you wish to make part of the union, are selected in the main design workspace.

After launching the command, a union will be created, with the selected objects as its members. An information dialog will confirm how many objects were added to the union.

Tips

  1. To move all objects in a union, simply click and hold on a member object of that union, then drag the cursor to move all in that union. Do not select the member object first, otherwise only that object will be moved.
  2. If the Always Drag option is enabled, on the Schematic - Graphical Editing page of the Preferences dialog, then moving all objects in the union by clicking and dragging a member of that union, will not be possible.


Applied Parameters: ContextSensitive=True|Action=CreateUnion

Summary

This command is used to create a union from the currently selected design objects. A union is a collection of objects that have been grouped together. When grouped as a union, you are able to quickly select/deselect all union members, and move them all when a single member of the union is moved.

Access

With the required design objects selected in the main workspace, this command is accessed from the Schematic Editor by right-clicking in the design workspace and choosing the Unions » Create Union from selected objects command, from the context menu.

Use

First, ensure that the design objects that you wish to make part of the union, are selected in the main design workspace.

After launching the command, a union will be created, with the selected objects as its members. An information dialog will confirm how many objects were added to the union.

Tips

  1. To move all objects in a union, simply click and hold on a member object of that union, then drag the cursor to move all in that union. Do not select the member object first, otherwise only that object will be moved.
  2. If the Always Drag option is enabled, on the Schematic - Graphical Editing page of the Preferences dialog, then moving all objects in the union by clicking and dragging a member of that union, will not be possible.


Applied Parameters: Action=BreakUnion

Summary

This command is used to remove one or more member objects from a specific union. A union is a collection of objects that have been grouped together. When grouped as a union, you are able to quickly select/deselect all union members, and move them all when a single member of the union is moved.

Access

This command is accessed from the Schematic Editor by choosing the Tools » Convert » Break objects from Union command, from the main menus.

Use

After launching the command, the cursor will change to a cross-hair, and you will be prompted to choose the object that is to be removed from a union. Simply position the cursor over the required member object and click, or press Enter. The Confirm Break Objects Union dialog will appear. Use this dialog to determine which objects to remove from the union (and conversely, which objects to keep as part of that union). After clicking OK, the union's object membership will be updated accordingly.


Applied Parameters: ContextSensitive=True|Action=BreakUnion

Summary

This command is used to remove one or more member objects from the parent union associated with the object under the cursor. A union is a collection of objects that have been grouped together. When grouped as a union, you are able to quickly select/deselect all union members, and move them all when a single member of the union is moved.

Access

This command is accessed from the Schematic Editor by right-clicking over a member object in the required union, and choosing the Unions » Break objects from Union command, from the context menu.

Use

First, ensure that the cursor is positioned over a member object for the union you wish to manage the membership for.

After launching the command, the Confirm Break Objects Union dialog will appear. Use this dialog to determine which objects to remove from the union (and conversely, which objects to keep as part of that union). After clicking OK, the union's object membership will be updated accordingly.


Applied Parameters: Action=BreakAllUnions

Summary

This command is used to break (dissolve) all unions defined for the current schematic document. A union is a collection of objects that have been grouped together. When grouped as a union, you are able to quickly select/deselect all union members, and move them all when a single member of the union is moved.

Access

This command is accessed from the Schematic Editor by choosing the Tools » Convert » Break all objects Unions command, from the main menus.

Use

After launching the command, all unions in the design will be dissolved, with none of the former member objects remaining grouped together. An information dialog will confirm how many objects were removed, and from how many unions.

 

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