Altium NEXUS Documentation

Edit Layer (Mechanical Layer)

Modified by Tiffany Cullen on May 3, 2019

The Edit Layer (Mechanical Layer) dialog

Summary

This dialog allows you to edit the layer pair name, number, and type of a mechanical layer. Any number of PCB mechanical layers can be added to the PCB.

Access

In the View Configuration panel, right-click on a mechanical layer and select Edit Layer.

Options/Controls

  • Layer Pair Name - use this text box to rename the layer pair.
  • Layer Number - use this text box to reassign the desired number of the mechanical layer.
  • Layer Type - use the drop-down to select the desired layer type you want attributed to the given layer. If the Layer Pair Name has not been set, the name will be replaced by the chosen Layer Type. If the Layer Pair Name is renamed, the Layer Type will appear in parenthesis next to the set Layer Pair Name.

When a pair of mechanical layers within the Component Layer Pairs (C) section are selected, the dialog will include the following options:

  • Layer Pair Name - use this text box to rename the layer pairs.
  • Layer Number - use these text boxes to reassign the desired layer numbers of each Layer Pair.
    • Top - use this text box to manually assign the desired layer number of the layer pair. If the desired layer number is already in use, an icon  will appear next to the chosen layer number, and another layer number will need to be assigned to continue.
    • Bottom - use this text box to manually assign the desired layer number of the layer pair. If the desired layer number is already in use, an icon  will appear next to the chosen layer number, and another layer number will need to be assigned to continue.
  • Layer Type - use the drop-down to select the desired layer type you want attributed to the given layer. If the Layer Pair Name has not been set, the name will be replaced by the chosen Layer Type. If the Layer Pair Name is renamed, the Layer Type will appear in parenthesis next to the set Layer Pair Name.
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