Altium Designer Documentation

Configuring PCB Layer Stack Table Object Properties in Altium Designer

Created: September 15, 2017 | Updated: July 14, 2021
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Parent page: Layer Stack Table

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 Properties panel when a placed Layer Stack Table is selected in the workspace.

   The Layer Stack Table mode of the Properties panel

Location

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/Y) 
    • X (first field) - the current X (horizontal) coordinate of the reference point of the object, relative to the current workspace 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°.

Properties

  • Layer - the layer to which the table is currently assigned. Use the drop-down to select a different layer.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Font Type

  • 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.
  • Stroke  
    • 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. 

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