Parent page: Schematic Objects
A polygon is a non-electrical drawing primitive. It is a multi-sided graphical object that can be placed on a schematic sheet. A polygon must have at least three sides and can be filled or unfilled.
Polygons are available for placement in both Schematic and Schematic Library Editors:
After launching the command, the cursor will change to a cross-hair and you will enter polygon placement mode. Placement is made by performing the following sequence of actions:
This method of editing allows you to select a placed polygon object directly in the workspace and change its size and/or shape graphically.
When a polygon object is selected, an editing handle (vertex) will appear at each corner as shown in the image below.
nthvertex selected ready for editing.
With the polygon selected, click on an edge to individually select that edge. This polygon 'sub-selection' is distinguished by the associated editing handles for the edge becoming red in color.
The associated vertices for the edge can then be edited directly using the List panel, with any changes appearing immediately on the schematic.
The following methods of non-graphical editing are available:
Panel page: Polygon Properties
This method of editing uses the associated Properties panel mode to modify the properties of a polygon object.
During placement, the Region mode of the Properties panel can be accessed by pressing the Tab key.
After placement, the Region mode of the Properties panel can be accessed in one of the following ways:
The polygon properties can be accessed prior to entering placement mode from the Schematic - Defaults page of the Preferences dialog. This allows the default properties for the polygon object to be changed, which will be applied when placing subsequent polygons.
The Properties panel supports multiple object editing, where the property settings that are identical in all currently selected objects may be modified. When multiples of the same object type are selected manually, via the Find Similar Objects dialog or through a Filter or List panel, a Properties panel field entry that is not shown as an asterisk (
*) can be edited for all selected objects.
A List panel allows you to display design objects from one or more documents in tabular format, enabling quick inspection and modification of object attributes. Used in conjunction with appropriate filtering - by using the applicable Filter panel, or the Find Similar Objects dialog - it enables the display of just those objects falling under the scope of the active filter – allowing you to target and edit multiple design objects with greater accuracy and efficiency.