Altium NEXUS Documentation


Created: June 10, 2016 | Updated: April 11, 2017
This documentation page references Altium NEXUS/NEXUS Client (part of the deployed NEXUS solution), which has been discontinued. All your PCB design, data management and collaboration needs can now be delivered by Altium Designer (with Altium Designer Enterprise Subscription) and a connected Altium 365 Workspace. Check out the FAQs page for more information.

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 line objects on the current document.


This command can be accessed from the CAMtastic Editor by:

  • Choosing the Place » Line command from the main menus.
  • Clicking the  button, on the Placement Tools drop-down () of the Utilities toolbar.


After launching the command, you will enter line 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 starting point for the line.
  2. Move the cursor and click to place a second point for the line.
  3. Continue placing further vertices for the line, clicking to define each new vertex, or right-click, or press Esc, to exit line placement mode.


  1. Placing a line using this command actually places a series of individual line segments, as opposed to a polyline object, which is considered a single object for selection and editing purposes (unless exploded into its constituent line segments).
  2. The individual segments of a line can be joined to create a polyline object.
  3. Lines will be drawn using the current DCode. Set the required DCode in the DCode field on the CAMtastic panel.
  4. Lines 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.
  5. You can change the current DCode and/or the current layer - via the CAMtastic panel - whilst placing the line. The change will affect only the subsequent segments of line that you place.


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