Altium NEXUS Documentation

EditJoin

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: None

Summary

This command is used to join together individual line, arc and polyline objects.

Access

This command can be accessed from the CAMtastic Editor by:

  • Choosing the Edit » Objects » Join command from the main menus.
  • Clicking the  button, on the Editing Tools drop-down () of the Utilities toolbar.

Use

After launching the command, the cursor will change to a small square and you will be prompted to select a single trace (draw) object. Simply position the cursor over a line, arc, or polyline that is part of the chain of segmented objects that you wish to join, and click. The entire chain will become highlighted, indicating that the previous individual line/arc/polyline objects have now been joined, and will be considered as a single object for editing purposes.

Continue joining together further individual trace segments, or right-click, or press Esc, to exit.

Tips

  1. The two ends of individual line/arc/polyline segments must be touching precisely, otherwise the join will not be successful. A simple method for ensuring the ends are meeting is to set the Object Snap Mode to End (via the CAMtastic panel or the CAM Editor - Drawing Modes page of the Preferences dialog) and placing a connecting trace between the two ends.

 

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