Altium NEXUS Documentation

EditCompositeOpen

Modified by Jason Howie on Apr 11, 2017
This documentation page references Altium Vault, which is no longer a supported product. Altium Vault and its component management features have migrated to Altium Concord Pro.

Parent page: CAMtastic Commands

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


Applied Parameters: None

Summary

This command is used to temporarily explode a composite layer into its constituent layers, in order to allow layer-level editing.

Access

This command is accessed from the CAMtastic Editor by choosing the Edit » Composite Layers » Open Composite for Editing command from the main menus.

Use

First ensure that the composite layer that you wish to open is turned ON. You may also find it easier to turn all other layers OFF. This can be done quickly from the CAMtastic panel by selecting the required composite layer, and using the Left Arrow keyboard shortcut.

After launching the command, the cursor will change to a small square and you will be prompted to select the composite that you wish to open. Simply position the cursor over an area on the layer where constituent layers overlap, and click. The constituent layers will be created, based on the composite layer name. The composite layer itself is deleted from the layers list.

For example, if your composite layer were named compro and contained three merged layers, the resulting constituent layers that would be evident in the layers list of the CAMtastic panel are:

  • compro - the first constituent layer.
  • compro-1 - the second constituent layer.
  • compro-2 - the third constituent layer.

Tips

  1. Use of this command will not be possible if the composite layer you wish to open is not a true composite - i.e. no overlapping areas exist as a result of the merging of the member layers.

 

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