Altium NEXUS Documentation

Difference

Modified by Susan Riege on Jul 13, 2018

Parent page: PCB Commands

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


Applied Parameters: Mode=NavigateNext

Summary

This command is used to navigate to the next cell containing one or more detected differences when using Altium NEXUS's Collaborative PCB Design functionality.

After performing a comparison - from the Collaborate, Compare and Merge panel - between your own local document and another revision of that document under version control - typically the HEAD revision - any detected differences are presented in a Difference Map in the panel, and through use of a Differences Overlay in the main design workspace. To manage the display of differences the board is temporarily divided up into cells. The cell reference is displayed when you hover the cursor over the cell in the Difference Map in the panel, and is also displayed in a corner of the cell in the main design window.

Access

This command can be accessed from the PCB Editor by:

  • Choosing the View » Differences » Navigate Next Difference command from the main menus.
  • Using the F8 keyboard shortcut.
The command is only available provided a comparison has been initiated through the Collaborate, Compare and Merge panel and differences have been detected.

Use

After launching the command, the next cell containing unresolved differences, and that has not been set as checked, will be made the active cell - in both the main workspace, and in the Difference Map region of the Collaborate, Compare and Merge panel. Use the command repeatedly to navigate forward through the unchecked cells containing differences.

Tips

  1. Use of this command has the same effect as clicking the Next Unchecked button, in the Difference Map region of the Collaborate, Compare and Merge panel.
  2. Cells are navigated in logical order (e.g. A1, A5, B2, D7, and so on), and from the top-down in terms of layers on which differences exist.


Applied Parameters: Mode=NavigatePrevious

Summary

This command is used to navigate to the previous cell containing one or more detected differences, when using Altium NEXUS's Collaborative PCB Design functionality.

After performing a comparison - from the Collaborate, Compare and Merge panel - between your own local document and another revision of that document under version control - typically the HEAD revision - any detected differences are presented in a Difference Map in the panel, and through use of a Differences Overlay in the main design workspace. To manage the display of differences the board is temporarily divided up into cells. The cell reference is displayed when you hover the cursor over the cell in the Difference Map in the panel, and is also displayed in a corner of the cell in the main design window.

Access

This command can be accessed from the PCB Editor by:

  • Choosing the View » Differences » Navigate Previous Difference command, from the main menus.
  • Using the F7 keyboard shortcut.
The command is only available provided a comparison has been initiated through the Collaborate, Compare and Merge panel, and differences have been detected.

Use

After launching the command, the previous cell containing unresolved differences, and that has not been set as checked, will be made the active cell - in both the main workspace, and in the Difference Map region of the Collaborate, Compare and Merge panel. Use the command repeatedly to navigate backward through the unchecked cells containing differences.

Tips

  1. Use of this command has the same effect as clicking the Previous Unchecked button, in the Difference Map region of the Collaborate, Compare and Merge panel.
  2. Cells are navigated in logical order (e.g. D7, B2, A5, A1, and so on), and from the bottom-up in terms of layers on which differences exist.


Applied Parameters: Mode=ToggleResolved

Summary

This command is used to toggle the state of the current cell containing detected differences, between checked and unchecked, when using Altium NEXUS's Collaborative PCB Design functionality.

After performing a comparison - from the Collaborate, Compare and Merge panel - between your own local document and another revision of that document under version control - typically the HEAD revision - any detected differences are presented in a Difference Map in the panel, and through use of a Differences Overlay in the main design workspace. To manage the display of differences the board is temporarily divided up into cells. The cell reference is displayed when you hover the cursor over the cell in the Difference Map in the panel, and is also displayed in a corner of the cell in the main design window.

Access

This command can be accessed from the PCB Editor by:

  • Choosing the View » Differences » Toggle Resolved command, from the main menus.
  • Using the F6 keyboard shortcut.

Use

After launching the command, the current cell's checked state will be either set or cleared, depending on its previous state.

Tips

  1. Use of this command has the same effect as clicking the Set Checked or Clear Checked buttons, in the Difference Map region of the Collaborate, Compare and Merge panel.
  2. A checked cell is distinguished in the Difference Map region of the Collaborate, Compare and Merge panel, by a green tick icon at the top-right corner of the cell.
  3. Once a cell has been set as checked, it will no longer be included with respect to cell navigation commands.

 

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