Output Job Editor Enhancements (New Feature Summary)

Created: February 25, 2016 | Updated: December 14, 2017
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Altium Designer’s Output Job Editor, the central location for configuring and saving publication outputs, has been improved to make managing Outputs easier.

The enhancements are particularly useful when a large number of Outputs have been defined in the editor, where tasks such as selecting/deselecting Outputs for publishing, and navigating an extended Outputs list, have been upgraded.

The new OutputJob Editor improvements include bulk Output enable/disable capabilities, scrollable window lists, drag & drop output reordering and the ability to open an existing (previously generated) PDF.

For a high-level overview on Output Job Configuration files, see Preparing Multiple Outputs in an Output Job.

Enable/disable Outputs

Bulk activation (or deactivation) of configured output generators is now available via the right-click context menu:

  • Enable All - Right click on an output and choose Enable All to enable all outputs in the associated output category (for example, Fabrication Outputs).

  • Disable All - Right click on an output and choose Disable All to disable all outputs in the associated output category (for example, Fabrication Outputs).

  • Enable Selected – Select a number of outputs (using Ctrl+click or Shift+click), then right click on a selected output and choose Enable Selected. All selected outputs will be enabled for publishing.

  • Disable Selected – Select a number of outputs (using Ctrl+click or Shift+click), then right click on a selected output and choose Disable Selected. All selected outputs will be disabled for publishing.

Scrollable window lists

The main list windows in the OutputJob Editor can now be scrolled using the mouse wheel.

  • The Outputs list can be freely scrolled, with the graphic representation of publishing target links (green lines) maintained.

  • The Output Container and Hard Copy windows are scrollable and include scroll bars.

Drag & drop Output reording

The order of Outputs in the Outputs list can now be reconfigured using a simple drag & drop mouse action.

To change the position of an Output in the list, select and drag the output to the desired location in the list.

Note that Outputs can only be moved within their applicable (and therefore current) Output Category section.

Open existing PDF

A PDF generated by a previously executed Output can now be directly opened via a new Open PDF option, available from the editor's right click context menu.

This avoids the need for an existing PDF to be regenerated in order for it to be viewed.

Both the Open PDF and Generate PDF commands are accessed by right-clicking on a PDF output entry in the Output Job Editor’s Output Containers list.

 

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