Applied Parameters: ObjectKind=NewAnything|Kind=OutputJob
This command is used to create a new Output Job Configuration file. An OutJob (as it is commonly known) is simply a pre-configured set of outputs. Each output is configured with its own settings and its own output format, for example output to a file, or to a printer. OutJobs are very flexible - they can include as many or as few outputs as required, and any number of OutJobs can be included in an Altium NEXUS project. The best approach is to use one OutJob to configure all outputs required for each specific type of output being generated from the project. For example all outputs required to fabricate the bare board go in one OutJob, all outputs required to assemble the board go into a second OutJob, and so on. OutJobs can also hold validation-type checks, such as ERC and DRC reports - useful for a final 'thumbs up' check just before generating the outputs, such reports can then be held as a record that the design was ready for release.
Portable in nature, OutJobs can also be re-used between designs - simply copy the Output Job file from one project to the next one, and reset the Data Source as required.
This command is accessed from any editor by choosing the File » New » Output Job File command, from the main menus.
First, ensure that the project that you wish to add the new document to, is either the active project - by having one of its existing documents open as the active document - or, if no documents are currently open, is the focused project in the Projects panel.
After launching the command, a new Output Job Configuration file (Job1.OutJob) will be created and opened as the active document in the main design window.
- If no projects are currently open, or if the active document is a free document, the new document will be opened as a free document.
- If a default document has been specified on the System - New Document Defaults page of the Preferences dialog, the Output Job file will be created using that default as a template. A different default can be assigned, for an Output Job file created as part of a PCB project, or created as a free document.
- The document is initially unsaved.