Altium Designer Documentation


Created: July 26, 2021 | Updated: July 26, 2021
Now reading version 20.2. For the latest, read: GeneratePatterns for version 21
Applies to Altium Designer versions: 20.0, 20.1 and 20.2

Parent page: PatternsGen Commands

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

Applied Parameters: None


This command is used to open the Dielectric Shapes Generator dialog to automatically create dielectric shapes.

Click here for more information about dielectric shapes in Printed Electronics.


This command is accessed from the PCB editor by choosing Tools » Printed Electronics » Generate Dielectric Patterns from the main menus.

The Printed Electronics Crossover Generator extension must be installed in order to access this command. The extension icon can be found on the Purchased tab of the Extensions & Updates page, which is located by clicking the  drop-down then choosing Extensions and Updates.

Hover over the icon then click  to download the extension. Altium Designer must be restarted to complete the installation.


After launching the command, the Dielectric Shapes Generator dialog opens. Use the dialog to create the dielectric shapes needed for Printed Electronics.


  • When the Dielectric Shapes Generator is run, it will remove all shapes on the target layer(s), then recreate them. If shapes have been defined manually, lock them before running the Dielectric Shapes Generator.


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