Applied Parameters: None
This command is used to place a Rectangle object into the active Draftsman document (*.PCBDwf).
This command can be accessed from the PcbDrawing Editor by:
- Choosing the Place » Rectangle command from the main menus.
- Locating and using the Rectangle command () on the Active Bar.
- Clicking the entry on the Graphical Tools drop-down () of the Drawing Annotations toolbar.
- Right-clicking in the workspace and choosing the Place » Rectangle command from the context menu.
After launching the command, the cursor will change to a cross-hair and you will enter rectangle placement mode. Placement is made by performing the following sequence of actions:
- Click to anchor the starting point (first corner) of the rectangle.
- Move the cursor to adjust the size of the rectangle and click to anchor the opposite vertex, thereby completing placement.
- Continue placing further rectangles, or right-click, or press Esc, to exit placement mode.
- Placement will observe snapping options for the document, if enabled. Snapping can be defined in the General section of the Properties panel (set to present the Document Options, when no objects are selected in the workspace).
- A rectangle can be graphically modified after placement. Click on its boundary to select it - editing handles will appear at its four corners. Click and drag a handle to resize the rectangle. Click on its boundary - away from editing handles - and drag to move to a different location within the current sheet.
- Most aspects of a placed rectangle are available for editing through the Properties panel. If the panel is already open, simply select a placed rectangle to populate the panel with its associated properties. If the panel is not open, double-click on the rectangle to access it.
- Defaults for this primitive type can be defined on the Draftsman - Defaults page of the Preferences dialog.