Schematic - Grids

Now reading version 20.2. For the latest, read: Schematic - Grids for version 21
 

The Schematic - Grids page of the Preferences dialog
The Schematic - Grids page of the Preferences dialog

Summary

The Schematic – Grids page of the Preferences dialog provides the settings for the grid configuration in the schematic editor.

For more information about schematic grids, click here.

Access

This page is part of the main Preferences dialog that is accessed by clicking the  control in the upper-right corner of the application window then selecting the Grids entry under the Schematic folder.

Options/Controls

Grid Options

  • Grid - select an option from the drop-down list to set the style of the visible grid for schematic documents. The following options are available:
    • Dot Grid - the grid is shown as dotted lines.
    • Line Grid - the grid is shown as solid lines.
  • Grid Color - this field shows the current color used to draw the visible grid on schematic sheets. Click the color sample box to open a dialog in which you can change the visible grid color.

Imperial Grid Presets

The table contains lists of imperial values (in mils) for the Snap GridSnap Distance, and Visible Grid for schematic sheets. The values can be modified or the checkboxes can be enabled/disabled to toggle the visibility of each grid.

  • Altium Presets - click this button to select from a sub-menu of grid presets to restore the presets for the Snap GridSnap Distance, and Visible Grid.

Metric Grid Presets

The table contains lists of metric values (in mm) for the Snap GridSnap Distance, and Visible Grid for schematic sheets. The grid values can be modified or the checkboxes can be enabled/disabled to toggle the visibility of each grid.

  • Altium Presets - click this button to select from a sub-menu of grid presets to restore the presets for the Snap GridSnap Distance, and Visible Grid.
Note

The features available depend on your level of Altium Designer Software Subscription.

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