Altium NEXUS Documentation

PlaceRoundRectangle

Created: June 8, 2017 | Updated: January 30, 2019

Parent page: Schematic Commands

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


Applied Parameters: None

Summary

This command is used to place a Round Rectangle object onto the active document. A round rectangle is a non-electrical drawing primitive. Essentially a rectangle object with rounded corners, it is a graphic element that can be placed on a schematic sheet – filled or unfilled.

For detailed information about this object type, see Round Rectangle.

Access

Round rectangles are available for placement in both Schematic and Schematic Library Editors:

  • Schematic Editor - the following commands are available:
    • Choose Place » Drawing Tools » Round Rectangle from the main menus.
    • Locate and use the Round Rectangle 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.
    • Click the  button on the Utility Tools drop-down () of the Utilities toolbar.
    • Right-click and choose Place » Drawing Tools » Round Rectangle from the context menu.
  • Schematic Library Editor - the following commands are available:
    • Choose Place » Round Rectangle from the main menus.
    • Locate and use the Round Rectangle 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.
    • Click the  button on the Utility Tools drop-down () of the Utilities toolbar.
    • Right-click and choose Place » Round Rectangle from the context menu.

Use

After launching the command, the cursor will change to a cross-hair and you will enter round rectangle placement mode. Placement is made by performing the following sequence of actions:

  1. Click or press Enter to anchor the first corner of the round rectangle.
  2. Move the cursor to adjust the size of the round rectangle and click or press Enter to complete placement.
  3. Continue placing further round rectangles, or right-click or press Esc to exit placement mode.
At any time during placement, press the Tab key to access the Properties panel, from where properties for the round rectangle can be changed on-the-fly. Pressing Tab pauses placement, allowing you to interact with the panel (or other area of the software) directly. To resume, click the pause symbol that appears over the workspace.

Additional actions that can be performed during placement – while the round rectangle is still floating on the cursor, and before its first corner is anchored – are:

  • Press the Alt key to constrain the direction of movement to the horizontal or vertical axis, depending on the initial direction of movement.
  • Press the Spacebar to rotate the round rectangle counterclockwise or Shift+Spacebar for clockwise rotation. Rotation is in steps of 90°.
  • Press the X or Y keys to mirror the round rectangle along the X-axis or Y-axis respectively.

Tips

  1. For information on how a placed round rectangle object can be modified graphically, directly in the workspace, see Graphical Editing.
  2. While attributes can be modified during placement (Tab to bring up the Properties panel), bear in mind that these will become the default settings for further placement unless the Permanent option on the Schematic - Defaults page of the Preferences dialog is enabled. When this option is enabled, changes made will affect only the object being placed and subsequent objects placed during the same placement session.

 

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