PCB Editor - Board Insight Color Overrides

Modified by Phil Loughhead on Jul 13, 2018

Parent pagePCB Preferences


The PCB Editor - Board Insight Color Overrides page of the Preferences dialog

Summary

The PCB Editor – Board Insight Color Overrides page of the Preferences dialog provides controls relating to the functionality of the Board Insight Color Overrides feature within the PCB workspace.

Access

The PCB Editor – Board Insight Color Overrides page is accessed by clicking Board Insight Color Overrides under the PCB Editor folder in the main Preferences dialog (accessed by clicking the  button in the top right corner of the workspace).

Options/Controls

Base Pattern 

Click to select the base pattern for the board insight color override. Patterns available are: None (Layer Color), Solid (Override Color), Star, Checker Board, Circle, and Stripe

Zoom Out Behaviour 

Use these options to determine how the nets are displayed when you zoom out:

  • Base Pattern Scales - select to scale the base pattern as you zoom out.
  • Layer Color Dominates - select to have the assigned layer color become more dominant the further you zoom out until the color is not noticeable.
  • Override Color Dominates - select to have the assigned net override color become more dominant the further you zoom out until the color is not noticeable. 

To learn more about using the Color Override feature, refer to the Net Color Override section of The Routing page.

You can also apply color to the nets in the schematic, refer to the Configuring the Color of Nets topic in the Creating Connectivity page to learn more.

 

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