Altium Designer Documentation

SetCurrentLayer

Modified by Susan Riege on Jul 17, 2018

Parent page: PCB Commands

The following pre-packaged resources, derived from this base command, are available:


Applied Parameters: LayerName = NextSignal

Summary

This command is used to quickly switch to the next enabled signal layer.

Access

This command is accessed from the PCB Editor and PCB Library Editor with the main workspace in focus by using the * key on the numeric keypad.

Use

After launching the command, the next enabled signal layer will become the current layer as distinguished by its associated layer tab becoming the active tab.

Use the command repeatedly to cycle forward (to the right among the layer tabs) through all enabled signal layers.

Tips

  1. The various signal layers in the design can be enabled/disabled from the Layers section on the Layers & Colors tab of the View Configuration panel.
  2. To set the current layer to a specific signal layer directly, click on the required signal layer tab at the bottom of the main design window.


Applied Parameters: LayerName = PreviousSignal

Summary

This command is used to quickly switch to the previous enabled signal layer.

Access

This command is accessed from the PCB Editor and PCB Library Editor with the main workspace in focus, by using the Shift+* keys (using the * on the numeric keypad.

This command is only available with the editor in 2D viewing mode, since in 3D mode the Shift key is used to access the directional sphere.

Use

After launching the command, the previous enabled signal layer will become the current layer as distinguished by its associated layer tab becoming the active tab.

Use the command repeatedly to cycle back (to the left among the layer tabs) through all enabled signal layers.

Tips

  1. The various signal layers in the design can be enabled/disabled from the Layers section on the Layers & Colors tab of the View Configuration panel.
  2. To set the current layer to a specific signal layer directly, click on the required signal layer tab at the bottom of the main design window.


Applied Parameters: LayerName = Next

Summary

This command is used to quickly switch to the next enabled layer.

Access

This command is accessed from the PCB Editor and PCB Library Editor with the main workspace in focus by using the + key on the numeric keypad.

Use

After launching the command, the next enabled layer will become the current layer as distinguished by its associated layer tab becoming the active tab.

Use the command repeatedly to cycle forward (to the right among the layer tabs) through all enabled layers.

Tips

  1. The various layers in the design can be enabled/disabled from the Layers section on the Layers & Colors tab of the View Configuration panel.
  2. To set the current layer to a specific layer directly, click on the required signal layer tab at the bottom of the main design window.


Applied Parameters: LayerName = Previous

Summary

This command is used to quickly switch to the previous enabled layer.

Access

This command is accessed from the PCB Editor and PCB Library Editor with the main workspace in focus, by using the - keyboard shortcut on the numeric keypad.

Use

After launching the command, the previous enabled layer will become the current layer as distinguished by its associated layer tab becoming the active tab.

Use the command repeatedly to cycle back (to the left among the layer tabs) through all enabled layers.

Tips

  1. The various layers in the design can be enabled/disabled from the Layers section on the Layers & Colors tab of the View Configuration panel.
  2. To set the current layer to a specific layer directly, click on the required signal layer tab at the bottom of the main design window.

 

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