Altium Designer Documentation

Schematic - AutoFocus

Modified on Apr 11, 2017

Parent page: Schematic Preferences


The Schematic - AutoFocus page of the Preferences dialog.

Summary

The Schematic – AutoFocus page of the Preferences dialog provides numerous controls related to auto focus operations in the schematic.

Access

The Schematic – AutoFocus page is part of the main Preferences dialog (DXP » Preferences) and is accessed by clicking the AutoFocus entry under the Schematic folder, in the left hand pane of the dialog.

Options/Controls

Dim Unconnected Objects

  • On Place - Enable this option and you have the ability to zoom in all the connected objects of a network when you are placing a object on this network.

    You can change presets for the Electrical Grid on the Schematic - Grids page of the Preferences dialog to help you with the ease of placement of electrically aware objects.
  • On Edit Graphically - Enable this option if you want to have the ability to dim all unconnected objects on the schematic sheet when you are re-sizing a connected object. 
  • On Move - Enable this option if you want to have the ability to dim all unconnected objects when you are moving a object connected to a network of connected objects on the schematic sheet. 
  • On Edit In Place - Enable this option if you want to have the ability to dim unconnected objects on the schematic object when you are editing this connected object.
     
  • Dim Level - Moving the dim level to the right increases the dimming effect, increasing the level of contrast.
     
  • All On - Click this button to turn all the options related to dimming unconnected objects on the schematic ON.
  • All Off - Click this button to turn all the options related to dimming unconnected objects on the schematic OFF.

Thicken Connected Objects

  • On Place -  Enable this option if you want to have the ability to thicken the surrounding connected objects when you are placing a new object on a network of these connected objects on the schematic sheet. You can change presets for the Electrical Grid on the Schematic - Grids page of the Preferences dialog to help you with the ease of placement of electrically aware objects.
  • On Edit Graphically - Enable this option if you want to have the ability to thicken all the connected objects of a network on the schematic sheet when you are re-sizing a connected object part of this network.
  • On Move -  Enable this option if you want to have the ability to thicken the surrounding connected objects when you are moving a object connected to a network of connected objects on the schematic sheet.
     
  • Delay - The time delay before connected objects are thickened. Move the sliding bar to the right to increase the delay.
     
  • All On - Click this button to turn all the options related to thickening of connected objects on the schematic ON.
  • All Off - Click this button to turn all the options related to thickening of connected objects on the schematic OFF.

Zoom Connected Objects

  • On Place -  Enable this option and you have the ability to zoom in all the connected objects of a network when you are placing a object on this network.

    You can toggle the Electrical Grid in the Preferences dialog to help you with the ease of placement of electrically aware objects.
  • On Edit Graphically - Enable this option if you want to have the ability to zoom in all the connected objects of a network on the schematic sheet when you are re-sizing a connected object of this network.
  • On Move - Enable this option if you want to have the ability to zoom in the surrounding connected objects when you are moving a object connected to a network of these connected objects on the schematic sheet.
  • On Edit In Place - Enable this option if you want to have the ability to zoom in the connected object that is being edited.
  • Restrict To Non-net Objects Only - Enable this option if you want to have the ability to zoom in the non-net objects that is being edited. 
     
  • All On - Click this button to turn all the options related to zooming connected objects on the schematic ON.
  • All Off - Click this button to turn all the options related to zooming connected objects on the schematic OFF.
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