Altium NEXUS Documentation

EditScale

Created: June 11, 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 scale selected objects in the current document, based on a specified base point and scale factor.

Access

This command can be accessed from the CAMtastic Editor by:

  • Choosing the Edit » Objects » Scale command from the main menus.
  • Clicking the  button, on the Editing Tools drop-down () of the Utilities toolbar.
  • Using the Ctrl+U keyboard shortcut.

Use

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

  1. Click on the objects that are to be scaled, making them selected. Clicking away from an object allows you to drag a selection area, for including multiple objects in the selection. Selection is cumulative.
  2. When all required objects have been selected, right-click.
  3. You will then be prompted to select a base point. This is the point of origin for the scaling. Move the cursor to the required location and click to define this base point.
  4. The Enter Value dialog will now appear, from where you can enter a value for the scale factor, in terms of a percentage. After clicking OK, a dialog will appear asking whether you wish to scale apertures. Make your decision as required - the selected objects will be scaled from the base point and in accordance with the scale factor.
  5. Continue selecting further objects to scale, or right-click, or press Esc, to exit scaling mode.

Tips

  1. The default scale factor is 100% (appearing in the dialog as 0.0). This causes no change to the size of the selected objects. Enter a number below 100 for reduction in size. Enter a number above 100 for enlargement.

 

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