Altium Designer Documentation

ViewTranslucent

Modified by Jason Howie on Apr 11, 2017

Parent page: CAMtastic Commands

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


Applied Parameters: None

Summary

This command is used to toggle translucent display mode ON or OFF. This mode displays objects in the current document with a transparent effect, allowing you to see objects partially or entirely overlapped by other objects.

Access

This command can be accessed from the CAMtastic Editor by:

  • Choosing the View » Views » Translucent command from the main menus.
  • Clicking the  button, on the Miscellaneous Tools drop-down () of the Utilities toolbar.
  • Using the Shift+T keyboard shortcut.

Use

After launching the command, the current document will either be displayed in translucent or standard mode, depending on the current display status.

Tips

  1. The translucent view mode, while powerful and useful, can also be a hazard. Stacked objects are sometimes displayed in white - a color seen only in object selections. This can be confusing when making selections, as some overlapping objects may appear to be selected when they are not.
  2. The editing redraw speed is also somewhat slower when translucent mode is enabled.

 

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