Altium Designer Documentation

BringObjectToFront

Created: September 27, 2017 | Updated: July 27, 2018

Parent page: Schematic Commands

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


Applied Parameters: None

Summary

This command is used to move an object that is part of a stack of overlapping objects to the front of all other objects in that stack. The Schematic Editor/Schematic Library Editor automatically stacks objects, text and graphics in layers. Each object is on a different layer depending on the creation order and, therefore, it is possible to place objects so that they overlap. The objects created or added recently are always on the top layer.

Access

This command can be accessed from the Schematic Editor and the Schematic Library Editor by:

  • Choosing the Edit » Move » Bring To Front command from the main menus.
  • Locating and using the Bring To Front command () on the Active Bar.
If the command has been recently used from the Active Bar, it will become the active/visible button. Where other commands are available, this is indicated by a triangle at the bottom-right corner of the button. Click and hold on the active button to access a menu of all associated commands for that grouping.

Use

After launching the command, the cursor will change to a crosshair and you will be prompted to choose an object to move. Position the cursor over the object that you want to move then click or press Enter. The object will be moved to the top of the stack in front of all overlapping objects without changing its x or y coordinates.

Continue moving further objects to the front or right-click or press Esc to exit movement mode.

Tips

  1. When selecting the object, if you click on an area where multiple possible objects overlap, a pop-up will appear containing all overlapping objects from which you can choose the desired object.

 

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