Altium NEXUS Documentation


Created: June 10, 2016 | Updated: April 11, 2017

Parent page: CAMtastic Commands

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

Applied Parameters: CommandMode=CAM


This command is used to place elliptical-shaped objects on the current document.


This command is accessed from the CAMtastic Editor by choosing the Place » Ellipse command from the main menus.


After launching the command, you will enter ellipse placement mode. Placement is made by performing the following sequence of actions:

  1. Position the cursor at the required location in the workspace and click to anchor the first corner of the ellipse.
  2. Move the cursor - the ellipse will size accordingly - to the required location for the opposite corner of the ellipse, and click again to complete placement of the ellipse.
  3. Continue placing further ellipses or right-click, or press Esc, to exit ellipse placement mode.


  1. The command can be canceled at any stage before clicking to define the opposite corner point, by right-clicking, or pressing Esc.
  2. Ellipses will be drawn using the current DCode. Set the required DCode in the DCode field on the CAMtastic panel.
  3. Ellipses will be drawn on the current layer. The current layer is displayed on the CAMtastic panel at the top of the layers list. Double-clicking on any layer in the layers list will cause it to become the current layer.


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