Applied Parameters: None
This command is used to access the Object Class Explorer dialog in which you can browse and manage the defined object classes for the current PCB document. A class is a logical collection of a particular type of design object. For example, a group of related components could be grouped into their own Component Class which could then be used as the basis for creating a targeted design rule.
This command is accessed from the PCB Editor by choosing the Design » Classes command from the main menus.
After launching the command, the Object Class Explorer dialog will open. Use this dialog to define new classes or edit/remove existing classes with respect to each of the following supported class categories:
- Net Classes
- Component Classes
- Layer Classes
- Pad Classes
- From To Classes
- Differential Pair Classes
- Design Channel Classes
- Polygon Classes
- Structure Classes
- xSignal Classes
- A design object of a particular type can belong to (i.e. be a member of) any number of classes defined for that object type.
- Default (system classes) are distinguished by their names being enclosed in <>. These classes cannot be renamed nor can they be deleted.
- Whenever an applicable design object is created/placed in the design, it is added to the default <All> class for the respective class type.