Altium NEXUS Documentation

Working with a Board Isometric View Object on a Draftsman Document in Altium NEXUS

Created: February 16, 2021 | Updated: May 25, 2021
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Parent page: Draftsman Objects

Two placed Board Isometric Views; a front face isometric view on the left, and a top face isometric view on the right. Set the face side view in the Properties panel.Two placed Board Isometric Views; a front face isometric view on the left, and a top face isometric view on the right. Set the face side view in the Properties panel.

Summary

A Draftsman Board Isometric View is an automated projection graphic composite of the active PCB project's board assembly. Its drawing projection representation and graphic style elements are configurable in the Properties panel.

Availability

Board Isometric Views are available for placement in a PCB project Draftsman document from the Draftsman Editor as follows:

  • Choose the Place » Additional Views » Board Isometric View command () from the main menus.
  • Right-click in the drawing design space then select Place » Additional Views » Board Isometric View () from the context menu.

Placement

After launching the command, drawing data is retrieved from the source PCB file, the cursor will change to a cross-hair and the rendered Board Isometric View is attached to the cursor. Move the cursor to the desired position then click to confirm the placement.

Note that drawing data is retrieved from the PCB document specified in the Source section of the Properties panel when in Document Options mode. To change the panel to that mode, deselect all objects in the design space (click in free space).

Graphical Editing

Both the position and size of placed Board Isometric View may be graphically modified.

A selected Board Isometric View will show a node handle at the top right of the selection outline, which can be dragged to a new location to modify the view's size. To move a Board Isometric View, drag and drop it to a new location.

Drag a selected Board Isometric View to change its position. Drag its resize node change the drawing scale.Drag a selected Board Isometric View to change its position. Drag its resize node change the drawing scale.

The default settings for the Board Isometric View are available in the Draftsman - Defaults page of the Preferences dialog.

Non-Graphical Editing

Properties page: Board Isometric View Properties

The non-graphical method of editing a Board Isometric View is available in the Draftsman Properties panel, which provides a comprehensive range of editable properties, options and design content settings for placed Draftsman views.

To open the Properties panel and access the properties of a placed Board Isometric View:

  • After selecting the Board Isometric View object, select the Properties panel from the Panels button at the bottom right of the design space or select View » Panels » Properties from the main menus.
  • Double-click on the Board Isometric View object in the design space.
  • Right-click on the Board Isometric View then select Item Properties from the context menu.

If the Properties panel is already active, click on the Board Isometric View object to access its properties in the panel.

The Board Isometric View properties can be accessed prior to entering placement mode from the Draftsman – Defaults page of the Preferences dialog. This allows the default properties for the Board Isometric View object to be changed, which will be applied when placing subsequent Board Isometric Views.

Editing Multiple Objects

The Properties panel supports multiple object editing, where the property settings that are identical in all currently selected objects can be modified.

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