PCB Editor 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 using the following:
Post-placement settings – all Layer Stack Table object properties are available for editing in the Layer Stack Table dialog and the Properties panel when a placed Layer Stack Table is selected in the design space.
If the Double Click Runs Interactive Properties option is disabled (default) on the PCB Editor - Defaults page of the Preferences dialog, when the primitive is double-clicked or you right-click on a selected primitive then choose Properties, the dialog will open. When the Double Click Runs Interactive Properties option is enabled, the Properties panel will open.
While the options are the same in the dialog and the panel, the order and placement of the options may differ slightly.
The icon to the right of this region must be displayed as (unlocked) in order to access the below fields. Toggle the lock/unlock icon to change its lock status.
X (first field) - the current X (horizontal) coordinate of the reference point of the object, relative to the current design space origin. Edit to change the X position of the object. The value can be entered in either metric or imperial, include the units when entering a value whose units are not the current default.
Y (second field) - The current Y (vertical) coordinate of the reference point of the object, relative to the current origin. Edit to change the Y position of the object. The value can be entered in either metric or imperial, include the units when entering a value whose units are not the current default.
Rotation - the object's angle of rotation (in degrees), measured counterclockwise from zero (the 3 o'clock horizontal). Edit to change the rotation of the object. Minimum angular resolution is 0.001°.
Layer - the layer to which the table is currently assigned. Use the drop-down to select a different layer.
Alignment - use the drop-down to select the desired alignment.
Units - use the drop-down to select either Metric (mm) or Imperial (mil).
Show Board Map - enable to display an outline of the board showing how the various layer stacks are assigned to regions of the board. Use the slider bar to change the scale of the visualized board outline.
Show Total Board Thickness - enable to display the thickness of the total board under the grid in the layer stack table.
Line Width - specify the line width of the text within table. Line Width affects the line thickness of the text.
Text Height - the current height of the text characters. Specify the text height within the table. Text Height also affects the table size. If the text height is set larger, the table will be expanded automatically.
TrueType - use this field to choose the required TrueType font. The Font drop-down list is populated with TrueType and OpenType (a superset of TrueType) fonts found in the \Windows\Fonts folder. Note that the list will include only entries for detected (and uniquely named) root fonts. Use the B (bold)and I (Italic) options to add emphasis to the text.
Font - use this field to choose the required Stroke font. Available options are:
Default - a simple vector font that supports pen plotting and vector photo-plotting.
Serif - a more complex font that will slow down vector output generation, such as Gerber.
Sans Serif- a more complex font that will slow down vector output generation, such as Gerber.
Stroke-based fonts are built into the software and cannot be changed. All three fonts have the full IBM extended ASCII character set that supports English and other European languages.
Stroke Width - displays the current stroke width.
Use this region to specify which columns you want displayed in the layer stack table, the alignment of the text in that column, and the overall column width.
Caption - the title of the column to be displayed.
Align - click the alignment cell for the caption you want to align. You can continue clicking to cycle through the alignment options (i.e left, center, and right). Each click of the alignment field will change the alignment of the text for that column in the table.
Width - click in the field to edit the width of the selected caption. When Auto is specified, the system automatically adjusts the column width according to the entered text in that column. You can enter the required width if desired.
Add - use the drop-down to add a column in the layer stack table from the available options. In the drop-down, click the desired caption you want to appear in the table.
Up - click to move the selected caption to move it one column to the left in the table. Use the Up button repeatedly to move the selected column additional columns to the left.
Down - click to move the selected caption to move it one column to the right in the table. Use the Down button repeatedly to move the selected column additional columns to the right.
- click to delete the selected caption from the table. A confirmation appears in the table asking if you want to delete the selected item. Click Yes if you do want to delete it; No if you do not.