Altium Designer Documentation

Navigate

Modified by Susan Riege on Nov 21, 2018

Parent page: Client Commands

The following pre-packaged resources, derived from this base command, are available:


Applied Parameters: Mode=Go

Summary

This feature enables you to navigate to any directory or document, on any network or local storage medium, as well as any page on the internet.

Access

This feature is accessed from any Editor, from the Navigation toolbar.

Accessing the navigation feature, from the Navigation toolbar.

Use

Simply type or paste the destination address into the field and press the Enter key. For a local/network directory or file, the target will open as the active tabbed document within Altium Designer's main design window. For a web-based target page, the target URL will open either as a tabbed document inside Altium Designer, or in an external browser, depending on the state of the option to Open internet links in external Web browser. This option can be found on the System - View page of the Preferences dialog.

Tips

  1. Destination addresses for directories and folders on local, or network storage mediums, take the form: file:///RootDirectory:/Path/Document.
  2. Destination addresses for documents on the internet take the standard URL form: http://WebAddress. You don't need to enter the full URL with http:// prefix. Entering the short-form address for a website will also work, for example www.altium.com, or live.altium.com. However, the http:// prefix is required if you want to open the URL in an external Web browser.
  3. When opening a new target address within the software, the directory/document will open in the existing tabbed document view used by the previously targeted address.
  4. The field in which you enter the destination address is actually a drop-down list which provides a history of all destination addresses (valid and invalid) which have been previously entered. This history list is not persistent across design sessions. It is cleared upon exiting the software.


Applied Parameters: Mode=Forward

Summary

This command is used to step forward to the next document, in the sequence of documents that have been made active in the main design window.

Access

This command can be accessed from any Editor, by:

  • Clicking the  button on the Navigation toolbar.
  • Using the Alt+Right Arrow keyboard shortcut.

Use

After launching the command, the next document in the sequence of documents that were previously made active, will be made the active document. Repeatedly using this command will navigate forward through all previously active documents, in sequence, until the last document that was made active is reached.

Tips

  1. When a document is opened, it presents as a document view in the main design window, with a corresponding tab appearing in the Documents bar, at the top of the window. The active view is the document/page currently being viewed in the window, and its tab is highlighted to distinguish it from the others.
  2. Click the drop-down arrow associated to the button to access a menu of all documents that were made active after the currently active document. Click an entry to jump to, and make that entry, the active document.
  3. Cycle forward through all currently open tabbed documents using the Ctrl+Tab keyboard shortcut. Use Shift+Ctrl+Tab to cycle backward.


Applied Parameters: Mode=Back

Summary

This command is used to step back to the previous document, in the sequence of documents that have been made active in the main design window.

Access

This command can be accessed from any Editor, by:

  • Clicking the  button on the Navigation toolbar.
  • Using the Alt+Left Arrow keyboard shortcut.

Use

After launching the command, the previous document in the sequence of documents that were previously made active, will be made the active document. Repeatedly using this command will navigate back through all previously active documents, in sequence, until the first document that was made active is reached.

Tips

  1. When a document is opened, it presents as a document view in the main design window, with a corresponding tab appearing in the Documents bar, at the top of the window. The active view is the document/page currently being viewed in the window, and its tab is highlighted to distinguish it from the others.
  2. Click the drop-down arrow associated to the button to access a menu of all documents that were made active before the currently active document. Click an entry to jump to, and make that entry, the active document.
  3. Cycle forward through all currently open tabbed documents using the Ctrl+Tab keyboard shortcut. Use Shift+Ctrl+Tab to cycle backward.


Applied Parameters: Mode=Refresh

Summary

This command is used to refresh the active document, where that document is a web-based document.

Access

This command can be accessed from any Editor, by:

  • Clicking the  button on the Navigation toolbar.
  • Using the F5 keyboard shortcut.

Use

After launching the command, the active document, provided it is a web-based document, will be reloaded.

Tips

  1. For a web-based target page to be opened as a tabbed document inside Altium Designer, the option to Open internet links in external Web browser must be disabled. This option can be found on the System - View page of the Preferences dialog.


Applied Parameters: Mode=go|PageName=WikiProductWhatsNew

Summary

This command is used to access the New in Altium Designer page, within this documentation set.

Access

This command is accessed from any Editor, by choosing the Help » New in Altium Designer command, from the main menus.

Use

After launching the command, the New in Altium Designer page of the documentation will open either as a tabbed document inside Altium Designer, or in an external browser, depending on the state of the option to Open internet links in external Web browser. This option can be found on the System - View page of the Preferences dialog.


Applied Parameters: Mode=go|PageName=WikiExploringProduct

Summary

This command is used to access the Exploring Altium Designer page, within this documentation set.

Access

This command is accessed from any Editor, by choosing the Help » Exploring Altium Designer command, from the main menus.

Use

After launching the command, the Exploring Altium Designer page of the documentation will open either as a tabbed document inside Altium Designer, or in an external browser, depending on the state of the option to Open internet links in external Web browser. This option can be found on the System - View page of the Preferences dialog.


Applied Parameters: Mode=go|PageName=WikiLicensing

Summary

This command is used to access the Altium Designer Licensing System page, within this documentation set.

Access

This command is accessed from any Editor, by choosing the Help » Licensing command, from the main menus.

Use

After launching the command, the Altium Designer Licensing System page of the documentation will open either as a tabbed document inside Altium Designer, or in an external browser, depending on the state of the option to Open internet links in external Web browser. This option can be found on the System - View page of the Preferences dialog.


Applied Parameters: Mode=go|PageName=WikiShortcutKeys

Summary

This command is used to access the Shortcut Keys page, within this documentation set.

Access

This command is accessed from any Editor, by choosing the Help » Shortcut Keys command, from the main menus.

Use

After launching the command, the Shortcut Keys page of the documentation will open either as a tabbed document inside Altium Designer, or in an external browser, depending on the state of the option to Open internet links in external Web browser. This option can be found on the System - View page of the Preferences dialog.


Applied Parameters: Mode=go|Address=http://forum.live.altium.com

Summary

This command is used to access the Altium Community Forums. If you need help on an aspect or feature of the software, the community Forums are the place to go to elicit a myriad of targeted technical responses from your peers (and from Altium staff) in next-to-no-time.

Access

This command is accessed from any Editor, by choosing the Help » User Forums command, from the main menus.

Use

After launching the command, the Altium Community Forums area of the Altium website will open either as a tabbed document inside Altium Designer, or in an external browser, depending on the state of the option to Open internet links in external Web browser. This option can be found on the System - View page of the Preferences dialog.

Tips

  1. The Altium Forums are the channels for Altium customers – and interested observers – from all walks of life to share tips, ask and answer questions, locate resources and help each other to get the most out of Altium solutions. All members of the AltiumLive community can participate and engage fully on these Forums, when signed in.
 

 

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