Altium NEXUS Documentation


Created: July 27, 2015 | Updated: July 12, 2018
Now reading version 4. For the latest, read: MoveBoardShape for version 5
Applies to altium-nexus versions: 1.0, 1.1, 2.0, 2.1, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2 and 4
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Parent page: PCB Commands

The following pre-packaged resource, derived from this base command, is available:

Applied Parameters: Object=BoardOutline


This command is used to move the board shape to another position in the current document.


This command can be accessed from the PCB Editor when configured in Board Planning Mode by choosing the Design » Move Board Shape command from the main menus.

The current viewing mode for the PCB document can be changed using the corresponding commands from the main View menu. To switch to Board Planning Mode, use the command of the same name or use the 1 keyboard shortcut.


After launching the command, an outline copy of the shape will be attached to the cursor by its bottom-left corner. Move the shape to the desired new location within the workspace then click or press Enter to effect placement. While moving, the board shape can be rotated or mirrored:

  • Press the Spacebar to rotate the board shape counterclockwise or Shift+Spacebar for clockwise rotation. The Rotation Step size is defined on the PCB Editor – General page of the Preferences dialog.
  • Press the X or Y keys to mirror the board shape along the X-axis or Y-axis respectively.
To cancel without moving, right-click or press Esc.


  1. Only the board shape is moved using this command. The actual design and constituent objects remain unmoved.


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