Altium Designer Documentation

Defining Schematic Grid Preferences for Altium Designer

Created: July 27, 2015 | Updated: August 16, 2019

Parent page: Schematic Preferences


The Schematic - Grids page of the Preferences dialog.

Summary

The Schematic – Grids page of the Preferences dialog provides the settings for the grid configuration in the schematic editor.

Access

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

Options/Controls

Grid options

  • Visible Grid - Select an option from the drop-down list to set the style of the visible grid for schematic documents. The following options are available:
    • Line Grid: The grid is shown as solid lines.
    • Dot Grid: The grid is shown as dotted lines.
  • Grid Color - This field shows the current color used to draw the visible grid on schematic sheets. Click the color sample box to change the visible grid color.

Imperial Grid Presets

The table contains lists of imperial values (in mils) for the Snap GridSnap Distance and Visible Grid for schematic projects. The values can be modified or the checkboxes can be enabled/disabled to toggle the visibility of each grid.

  • Altium Presets - Click this button to restore grid presets for the snap grid, electrical grid and visible grid in Mils unit. The button opens a list of selectable grid presets.

Metric Grid Presets

The table contains lists of metric values (in mm) for the Snap GridSnap Distance and Visible Grid for schematic projects. The grid values can be modified or the checkboxes can be enabled/disabled to toggle the visibility of each grid.

  • Altium Presets - Click this button to restore grid presets for the snap grid, electrical grid and visible grid in MMs unit. The button opens a list of selectable grid presets.

 

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