Altium Designer Documentation


Created: April 17, 2019 | Updated: April 18, 2019
Now reading version 20.1. For the latest, read: ObjectTransparency for version 21
Applies to Altium Designer versions: 19.1, 20.0, 20.1 and 20.2

Parent page: MultiBoardAssembly Commands

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

Applied Parameters: Scope=SceneSelected


This command is used to toggle the transparency of the selected part(s) - PCBs, Components, and 3D STEP models (enclosure/case) - in the active Multi-board Assembly document (*.MbaDoc).

For a high-level look at multi-board design within Altium Designer, see Designing Systems with Multiple Boards.


This command can be accessed from the Multi-board Assembly Editor in the following way:

  • With the required part(s) selected in the Multiboard Assembly panel, right-click and choose the Transparent command from the context menu.
  • Select the Multi-board Assembly in the design workspace, right-click and choose Edit Selected Part. Then, right-click on any part and choose the Transparent command from the context menu.


Ensure that the part(s) is selected in either the Multiboard Assembly panel or the Multi-board Assembly. After launching the command, the transparency of the selected part(s) will be toggled off and on in the editor.



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