Altium NEXUS Documentation

InsertBoardRealisticView

Created: December 4, 2018 | Updated: October 1, 2019

Parent page: PcbDrawing Commands

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

Applied Parameters: None

Summary

This command is used to place a Board Realistic View in the active Draftsman document (*.PCBDwf).

For a high-level look at how the Altium Draftsman Drawing System provides an interactive approach to the creation of production documentation for your PCBs, see Draftsman.

Access

This command can be accessed from the PcbDrawing Editor by:

  • Choosing the Place » Additional Views » Board Realistic View command from the main menus.
  • Locating and using the Board Realistic View command () on the Active Bar.
If the command has been recently used from the Active Bar, it will become the active/visible button. Where other commands are available, this is indicated by a triangle at the bottom-right corner of the button. Click and hold on the active button to access a menu of all associated commands for that grouping.
  • Clicking the  button on the Drawing Views toolbar.
  • Right-clicking in the workspace and choosing the Place » Additional Views » Board Realistic View command from the context menu.

Use

If your PCB design project has more than one PCB, ensure that the board from which you wish to generate the Board Realistic View is selected in the PCB Document field in the Source section of the  Properties panel (set to present the Document Options when no objects are selected in the workspace).

After launching the command, data will be acquired from the source PCB document and a Board Realistic View will appear floating on the cursor. Position the view as desired and click to effect placement. If your Draftsman document has multiple sheets, you can zoom out and move the view to the intended sheet while it is still floating on the cursor.

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