Altium Designer Documentation


Created: June 10, 2016 | Updated: April 11, 2017

Parent page: CAMtastic Commands

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

Applied Parameters: None


This command is used to break a straight trace into two segments.


This command can be accessed from the CAMtastic Editor by:

  • Choosing the Edit » Objects » Break command from the main menus.
  • Clicking the  button, on the Editing Tools drop-down () of the Utilities toolbar.


After launching the command, you will enter break mode and will be prompted to select the location for the break. Simply position the cursor over the point along a straight trace - in which you wish to create the break - and click. The trace will be segmented at this point.

Continue breaking traces into further segments, or right-click, or press Esc, to exit break mode.


  1. When breaking traces that are identical on multiple layers, it is advisable to temporarily enable only the layer on which you wish to make the break, and turn all other layers off. This can be quickly done from the CAMtastic panel, by selecting the layer to keep, and using the Left Arrow keyboard shortcut.


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