Altium NEXUS Documentation


Created: June 11, 2016 | Updated: April 11, 2017
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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 run the Selection Filter dialog, from where you can define a filter to select particular objects associated with particular Dcodes, and located on specified layers.


This command can be accessed from the CAMtastic Editor by:

  • Choosing the Edit » Selection » Filter command from the main menus.
  • Clicking the  button, on the Miscellaneous Tools drop-down () of the Utilities toolbar.


After launching the command, the Selection Filter dialog will appear. The top half of the dialog is used to define Dcode(s) and Layer(s) to be used in the filter. You can specify individual Dcodes and layers, or ranges, separated by commas. For example, to apply the filter to layers 2, 6 and layers 9 through 15, you would enter:


You can also specify Dcodes and layers that you don't want to be included, using the exclamation mark as a prefix. Using the above example, if you did not really want to apply the filter to layers 11 and 12, you would enter:


Leave a field blank if you want to apply the filter to all Dcodes or layers.

Use the bottom half of the dialog to determine the type of objects you wish the selection filter to be applied to - either flashes, traces (draws), or both.

After defining the filter as required, clicking OK will take you back into the main design workspace, where you will be prompted to select objects. Simply drag a selection box around the entire design. Only those objects that fall under the scope of the selection filter will become selected.


  1. You must be in editing mode (carrying out an editing operation), before this command will become available.
  2. Objects will only be selected if the Add selection mode is enabled.
  3. Using this command on an existing selection, and with the Remove selection mode enabled, will cause all objects falling under the scope of the defined filter, to become deselected.
  4. When specifying Dcodes for the filter, do not enter the D prefix.


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