Altium NEXUS Documentation

InsertTable

Created: June 27, 2017 | Updated: June 27, 2017

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 custom Table object into the active Draftsman document (*.PCBDwf). The layout and content of a custom Table is free to be defined as required by its intended purpose, and offers a flexible way to include additional information in any Draftsman document.

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. For detailed information about this object type, see Table.

Access

This command can be accessed from the PcbDrawing Editor by:

  • Choosing the Place » Table command from the main menus.
  • Locating and using the Table 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  entry on the Tables drop-down () of the Drawing Annotations toolbar.
  • Right-clicking in the workspace and choosing the Place » Table command from the context menu.

Use

After launching the command, the Insert Table dialog opens in which you can configure the initial number of columns and rows for the table. After clicking OK, the newly-configured table appears floating on the cursor, ready for placement. Position the table at the required location and click once to effect placement.

Tips

  1. A table can be graphically modified after placement. Click on the table to select it then click the  at the upper left corner of the table to move the table to a different location within the current sheet.
  2. Along with the Border line styles, for the table perimeter (Outer Line) and cell divisions (Inner Line), the style of individual Cell Properties (Width, Color, Padding and Text style) can be changed as required. Multiple cells can be selected to change their collective properties – use standard Shift+Click techniques, or click and drag across cells.
  3. The Table is selected when a cell or its Title is clicked, however the Delete command will apply to the specific element that is clicked. To delete the entire Table, first select it’s Title.
  4. Right click in a cell and select the Table menu from the context menu to access the cell configuration commands. These provide a full set of Table manipulation functions for adding and removing Columns/Rows and Merging Cells.
  5. Most aspects of a placed table are available for editing through the Properties panel. If the panel is already open, simply select a placed table to populate the panel with its associated properties. If the panel is not open, double-click on the table to access it.
  6. Defaults for this primitive type can be defined on the Draftsman - Defaults page of the Preferences dialog.

 

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