Altium Designer Documentation


Created: July 27, 2015 | Updated: April 11, 2017
Now reading version 17.1. For the latest, read: ToggleVisibleGrid 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 visible grid on or off in the current document.


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

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


The visible grid is used purely as an aid for visually aligning objects. The setting of this grid has no affect on the cursor movement during editing.

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


  1. The visible grid can also be enabled/disabled, and a value for the grid defined, on the Sheet Options tab of the Document Options dialog.


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