Altium Designer Documentation

Configuring Multi-board Schematic Rectangle Object Properties in Altium Designer

Created: June 15, 2017 | Updated: March 16, 2018

Parent page: Rectangle

Multi-board 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 Rectangle object properties, or those that can logically be pre-defined, are available as editable default settings on the Multi-board Schematic - 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 Rectangle object properties are available for editing in the Properties panel when a placed Rectangle is selected in the workspace.

The Rectangle object default settings in the Preferences dialog, and the Rectangle mode of the Properties panel    The Rectangle object default settings in the Preferences dialog, and the Rectangle mode of the Properties panel The Rectangle object default settings in the Preferences dialog, and the Rectangle mode of the Properties panel

In the below properties listing, options that are not available as default settings in the Preferences dialog are noted as 'Properties panel only'.

Location (Properties panel only)

  • (X/Y) – the X-axis and Y-axis values of the Rectangle's reference location (bottom-left corner position).
  • Width – the (X-axis) width of the selected Rectangle.
  • Height – the (Y-axis) height of the selected Rectangle.

Graphical

  • Line – displays and sets the outline weight/style/color.
    • Line Weight – the line thickness of the Rectangle outline. Use the drop-down to choose from a range of line weight presets.
    • Line pattern – the pattern line style of the Rectangle outline. Use the drop-down to choose from a range of line style presets.
    • Line color () – click to open the outline color selector drop-down, which includes options for preset colors, HEX/RGB color values and the graphic selection of color shades.
  • Fill button () – click to open the fill color selector drop-down, which includes options for preset colors, HEX/RGB color values and the graphic selection of color shades.
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