Altium NEXUS Documentation

Graphic Properties

Modified by Tania Mashkoory on Oct 18, 2019
This documentation page references Altium Vault, which is no longer a supported product. Altium Vault and its component management features have migrated to Altium Concord Pro.

Parent page: Graphic

Select a Graphic object in the Draftsman workspace to view or edit its property fields in the Properties panel.

Draftsman object properties are definable options that specify the visual style, content and behavior of the placed object. The property settings for each type of object are defined in two different ways:

  • Pre-placement settings – most Graphic object properties, or those that can logically be pre-defined, are available as editable default settings on the Draftsman - Defaults page of the Preferences dialog (access from the  button at the top-right of the workspace). Select the object in the Primitive List to reveal its options on the right.
  • Post-placement settings – all Graphic object properties are available for editing in the Properties panel when a placed Graphic is selected in the workspace.

    The Graphic object default settings in the Preferences dialog and the Graphic mode of the Properties panel

The below properties listing applies to the options available in both the Preferences dialog and the object Properties panel.

Location

  • (X/Y) – the X-axis and Y-axis values of the Graphic container's reference location (bottom-left corner position).
  • Rotation – the rotation angle of the object, i.e. the displayed image. 

Properties

  • Width – the width of the selected Graphic object.
  • Height – the height of the selected Graphic object.
  • Maintain Aspect Ratio – when checked, the X/Y dimensions of the Graphic container will scale in proportion to the aspect ratio of the source image. The source image will always fill the Graphic container.
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