Altium Designer Documentation


Created: June 11, 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 save data from the CAM document as a bitmap.


This command is accessed from the CAMtastic Editor by choosing the File » Export » Bitmap (*.BMP) command from the main menus.


After launching the command, the cursor will change to a small square and you will be prompted to select objects to include in the bitmap. Simply position the cursor over an existing object that you wish to include in the selection and click. Clicking away from an object allows you to drag a selection area, for including multiple objects in the selection. Selection is cumulative.

Once all required objects have been selected, right-click. The Export Bitmap dialog will appear. Use the dialog to specify the resolution for the image (in Dots Per Inch) and the color scheme (either monochrome or color). As you change the DPI resolution, the final size for the bitmap, in pixels, will update accordingly.

After defining the options as required, clicking OK will bring up the Save As dialog. Define the storage path and name for the bitmap, and click Save - the bitmap will be generated.


  1. The default background for exported bitmaps is white.


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