Altium Designer Documentation


Created: July 27, 2015 | Updated: April 11, 2017
Now reading version 17.1. For the latest, read: ToggleElectricalGrid for version 21
Applies to Altium Designer versions: 15.1, 16.0, 16.1, 17.0 and 17.1

Parent page: Schematic Commands

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

Applied Parameters: None


This command is used to turn the cursor electrical grid on or off.


This command can be accessed from the Schematic Editor by:

  • Choosing the View » Grids » Toggle Electrical Grid command, from the main menus.
  • Choosing the Toggle Electrical Grid command, on the Grids drop-down () of the Utilities toolbar.
  • Using the Shift+E keyboard shortcut.


The electrical grid is a special grid designed to assist you in wiring up your schematic. The electrical grid defines a range around electrical objects within which the cursor is "captured" by the object, overriding the current snap grid.

Wires, part pins, etc, are all affected by the electrical grid. With the electrical grid turned on, as you wire up your schematic, the cursor will automatically "find" electrical hot spots, making it easier to connect to electrical objects.

Launch the command to toggle the electrical grid status on or off.


  1. The electrical grid for the currently active schematic sheet can also be enabled/disabled on the Sheet Options tab of the Document Options dialog.


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