Altium Designer Documentation

Layer Stack Legend Properties

Modified by Jason Howie on Oct 1, 2019

Parent page: Layer Stack Legend

Draftsman object properties are definable options that specify the visual style, content and behavior of the placed object. The property settings for each type of object are defined in two different ways:

  • Pre-placement settings – most Layer Stack Legend object properties, or those that can logically be pre-defined, are available as editable default settings on the Draftsman - Defaults page of the Preferences dialog (access from the  button at the top-right of the workspace). Select the object in the Primitive List to reveal its options on the right.
  • Post-placement settings – all Layer Stack Legend object properties are available for editing in the Properties panel when a placed Layer Stack Legend is selected in the workspace.

    The Layer Stack Legend default settings in the Preferences dialog and the Layer Stack Legend mode of the Properties panel

The below properties listing applies to the options available in both the Preferences dialog and the object Properties panel.

Title

  • Title – the title name string that will be displayed (if enabled) with the Layer Stack Legend object. Use the associated button to toggle its visibility. Enter the title name and any desired system/custom parameters to create a meaningful name for the placed object. See the Parameters section in the panel's Document Options mode for a list of the currently available parameters.
  • Location – select the drop-down to choose from a range of relative locations for the title. The Manual option is automatically selected if the title is manually moved (dragged and dropped to a new location).
  • Font – sets the displayed font used for the view's title string.
    • Use Document Font checkbox selected – the title font used is that defined by the document options. See the Document Font entry in General section of the Properties panel when in Document Options mode.
    • Use Document Font not selected – use the drop-down menus to choose the desired font type and size and select the lower buttons to enable text attributes. The associated color button () opens the color selector, where the font color can be specified by RGB or HEX value, by freeform selection, or from a range of presets. Note that the slider control sets the color Opacity level, where 0% represents full transparency.

Style

  • Line – the thickness and style of the line between each layer representation and its corresponding specification table row. Use the line weight drop-down menu to choose from a range of line thickness presets, and the line pattern menu to choose from a range of line styles. The associated color button () opens the color selector where the line color can be specified by RGB or HEX value, by freeform selection, or from a range of presets. Note that the slider control sets the color Opacity level, where 0% represents full transparency.
  • View Line – the line thickness and style of the layer representation outlines. Use the line weight drop down menu to choose from a range of line thickness presets, and the line pattern menu to choose from a range of line styles. The associated color button () opens the color selector where the view line color can be specified by RGB or HEX value, by freeform selection, or from a range of presets. Note that the slider control sets the color Opacity level, where 0% represents full transparency.

Properties

  • Display Mode – determines the rendered height of each layer representation in the Layer Stack graphic, within the constraints of the Min/Max Layer Height settings (see below). Use the drop-down to choose the layer heights option:
    • Default – all layers are rendered at the same standard height.
    • Real Width in Heights – layers are rendered at a height that is proportional to the actual thickness of each board layer.
    • Align Table Rows – layers are rendered at a height that aligns to the table row contents.
  • Width –​ sets the rendered width of the Layer Stack graphic. The minimum width is determined by the number of drill Layer Pairs included.
  • Source – sets the board data source used to create the Layer Stack object. This is the Board Layer Stack for conventional board designs or the choice of Rigid or Flex layer stacks for advanced Rigid-Flex designs.
  • Show Drill Pairs – enables a graphic representation of the Drill Layer Pairs assigned to the board design, as defined by the PCB project's Layer Stack. Note that any Drill Pairs with Back Drilling enabled include a representation of the oversize back drill hole.
  • Min Layer Height – the minimum rendered height of any layer. This setting will only influence the graphic when the Layer Heights option is set to Real Width in Heights.
  • Max Layer Height – the maximum rendered height of any layer. This setting will only influence the graphic when the Layer Heights option is set to Real Width in Heights.
  • Show Header – enable/disable the column header captions in the Layer Stack Legend table.
  • Show Footer – enable/disable the total board thickness readout at the bottom of the table.
  • Font – sets the Header and Footer font used in the Layer Stack Legend table.
    • Use Document Font checkbox selected – the font used is that defined by the document options. See the Document Font entry in General section of the Properties panel when in Document Options mode.
    • Use Document Font not selected – use the drop-down menus to choose the desired font type and size, and select the lower buttons enable text attributes. The associated color button () opens the color selector, as outlined in the Title section above.
  • Usual Layer Font – sets the font used for the table information that relates to the board's outer/surface layers, such as the Paste, Silkscreen and Solder layers. Use the drop-down menus to choose the desired font type and size, and select the lower buttons enable text attributes. The associated color button () opens the color selector where the font color can be specified by RGB or HEX value, by freeform selection, or from a range of presets. Note that the slider control sets the color Opacity level, where 0% represents full transparency.
  • Signal Layer Font – sets the font used for the table information that relates to the board's copper signal carrying layers, such as the Top/Bottom and internal/plane layers. Use the drop-down menus, text attributes and color selector as described above.
  • Dielectric Font – sets the font used for the table information that relates to the board's dielectric core layers. Use the drop-down menus, text attributes and color selector where the font color can be specified by RGB or HEX value, by freeform selection, or from a range of presets. Note that the slider control sets the color Opacity level, where 0% represents full transparency.
  • Relation Width – sets the distance between the layers graphic and the table, and by association the length of the layer to table row indicator lines.
  • Layer Info – opens the Layer Information dialog, which allows the editing of the Layer Stack Legend's table data and graphics color/visibility. Note that the initial data values are sourced from the project board design.

Units

  • Primary Units – select the main dimension unit type that will be shown in the table. Use the associated button to toggle the unit's visibility.
  • Dual Units – set the secondary dimension unit type that will be shown in the table. Use the associated button to toggle the unit's visibility.

Precision

Specifies the numerical precision (number of significant digits to the right of the decimal point, with the last digit rounded) for the layer specifications.

  • Primary Units – use the Value Precision drop-down menu to choose the numerical rounding for the Primary (main) layer dimension table entries.
  • Dual Units – use the Value Precision drop-down menu to choose the numerical rounding for the Dual (secondary) layer dimension table entries, if enabled.
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