ConstraintsManager_Dlg-ScopesLibraryScopes Library_AD

Created: January 13, 2021 | Updated: April 13, 2021
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The Scopes Library dialog allows you to store query-based object matching scopes. custom scopes can be imported, managed and exported for reuse in other custom constraint rules.


The dialog is accessed from the Constraints Editor in the following ways:

  • Click the Edit Library button in the Scopes Library region of the Advanced constraints options mode of the Properties panel.
  • Click  in the Object Match column then select Export to Library.


The key options are described below.

  • Scope - lists all the scopes that have been defined. 
  • Expression - displays the expression defined for the associated scope.
  •  - opens the Query Helper dialog, which helps write search expressions.
  •  - opens the Query Builder dialog, which helps create a query.
  • Update - use to update the rule in the Constraints Editor. This option is only available and accessible if a change has been made.
  • Import - use to import the selected scope to the Constraints Editor. This option is only available and accessible if a scope is selected in the dialog that is not already in the Constraints Editor..


The information in the Scopes Library can be exported as a custom scope XML file, which can then be used to populate the Scope Library of another Altium NEXUS installation.


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