Altium NEXUS Documentation

GroupResizeTracks

Created: September 26, 2017 | Updated: July 13, 2018

Parent page: PCB Commands

The following pre-packaged resource, derived from this base command, is available:


Applied Parameters: None

Summary

This command is used to move the end-points of multiple selected track segments, effectively resizing the segments.

Access

This command can be accessed from the PCB Editor by:

  • Choosing the Edit » Move » Move / Resize Tracks command from the main menus.

Use

First, ensure the track segments whose end-points you want to move are selected in the workspace.

After launching the command, the cursor will change to a cross-hair and you will be prompted to choose a track end-point. To move/resize the tracks:

  1. Position the cursor on the end-point of one of the segments in the selection then click or press Enter.
  2. Move the cursor; all of the track segments in the selection will resize dynamically while maintaining original distances and angles between each other. The other end of each segment will rubber-band to maintain its existing connection/location.
  3. Once the segments are in the desired location, click or press Enter to effect placement and exit movement mode.
  4. To cancel out of the operation, right-click or press Esc.

While moving the segments around, the following additional controls are available:

  • Press the Tab key to cycle the cursor between the end-point of each track segment in the selection.
  • Hold the Alt key while moving to constrain movement in a particular direction dependent on initial direction moved. Horizontal, vertical and 45 degree angle directions are possible.
  • Press the Spacebar twice to quickly make all end-points of the track segments in-line with each other in either the horizontal or vertical planes. Press the Spacebar twice quickly again to return to the previous sizing.

Tips

  1. This command also can be used to move the end-point of a single, un-selected track segment. Note that only the Alt key additional control can be used in this case.


Applied Parameters: None

Summary

This command is used to move the end-points of multiple selected track segments, effectively resizing the segments.

Access

This command can be accessed from the PCB Editor by:

  • Locating and using the Move / Resize Tracks command on the Active Bar.
Click and hold on the active button to access a menu of all associated commands for that grouping. If the command has been recently used from the Active Bar, it will become the active/visible button. When other commands are available it is indicated by a triangle at the bottom-right corner of the button.

Use

First, ensure the track segments whose end-points you want to move are selected in the workspace.

After launching the command, the cursor will change to a cross-hair and you will be prompted to choose a track end-point. To move/resize the tracks:

  1. Position the cursor on the end-point of one of the segments in the selection then click or press Enter.
  2. Move the cursor; all of the track segments in the selection will resize dynamically while maintaining original distances and angles between each other. The other end of each segment will rubber-band to maintain its existing connection/location.
  3. Once the segments are in the desired location, click or press Enter to effect placement and exit movement mode.
  4. To cancel out of the operation, right-click or press Esc.

While moving the segments around, the following additional controls are available:

  • Press the Tab key to cycle the cursor between the end-point of each track segment in the selection.
  • Hold the Alt key while moving to constrain movement in a particular direction dependent on initial direction moved. Horizontal, vertical and 45 degree angle directions are possible.
  • Press the Spacebar twice to quickly make all end-points of the track segments in-line with each other in either the horizontal or vertical planes. Press the Spacebar twice quickly again to return to the previous sizing.

Tips

  1. This command also can be used to move the end-point of a single, un-selected track segment. Note that only the Alt key additional control can be used in this case.
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