Altium NEXUS Documentation


Created: June 10, 2016 | Updated: April 11, 2017
Applies to Altium NEXUS Client versions: 1.0, 1.1, 2.0, 2.1, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 4 and 5
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Parent page: CAMtastic Commands

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

Applied Parameters: None


This command is used to convert a polyline object into its constituent single line objects.


This command is accessed from the CAMtastic Editor by choosing the Edit » Explode » Polylines command from the main menus.


After launching the command, the cursor will change to a square and you will enter polyline explode mode. The procedure involves the following sequence of actions:

  1. Select polyline objects to include in the explode. Simply position the cursor over a polyline object you wish to include in the selection and click. Clicking away from an object allows you to drag a selection area, for including multiple objects in the selection. Selection is cumulative.
  2. Once all polyline objects are selected, right-click. The selected polyline objects will be converted to their constituent single line objects.
  3. Continue selecting further polyline objects to explode, or right-click, or press Esc, to exit polyline explode mode.


  1. The command can be canceled at any stage before the initial right-click by pressing Esc.
  2. All exploded custom aperture objects can be restored by using the Undo command.


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