Altium NEXUS Documentation

BrowsePrimitives

Created: July 27, 2017 | Updated: July 10, 2018

Parent page: PCB Commands

The following pre-packaged resources, derived from this base command, are available:


Applied Parameters: Objects=Component,Net

Summary

This command is used to access the Board Insight pop-up that lists all components and/or net objects currently under the cursor. This pop-up is part of the wider Board Insight system - a configurable system of features that give you complete control over viewing and working with your PCB design.

Access

This command can be accessed from the PCB Editor by:

  • Choosing the Tools » Browse Objects command from the main menus.
  • Using the Shift+X keyboard shortcut.

Use

After launching the command, the Board Insight pop-up will appear. The pop-up includes a list of all components and/or nets under the cursor and a graphical display of the object currently chosen in the list. From the list you can edit, select or zoom on any of the objects. The list is hierarchical allowing you, for example, to drill down for complete detail on the primitive objects associated with the higher-level component or net.

Tips

  1. Since the pop-up acts on objects under the cursor, it is advised to access the command using its shortcut.


Applied Parameters: Objects=Violation

Summary

This command is used to access the Board Insight pop-up that lists all violations (of defined Design Rules) currently under the cursor. This pop-up is part of the wider Board Insight system - a configurable system of features that give you complete control over viewing and working with your PCB design.

Access

This command can be accessed from the PCB Editor by:

  • Choosing the Tools » Browse Violations command from the main menus.
  • Using the Shift+V keyboard shortcut.

Use

After launching the command, the Board Insight pop-up will appear. The pop-up includes a list of all violations (of defined Design Rules) under the cursor, and a graphical display of the object currently chosen in the list. From the list you can edit, select or zoom on any of the objects. The list is hierarchical allowing you, for example, to drill down for complete detail on the primitive objects associated with a particular violation.

Tips

  1. Since the pop-up acts on objects under the cursor, it is advised to access the command using its shortcut.

 

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