Altium NEXUS Documentation

PCB_Dlg-EditRuleFromSchematicEdit PCB Rule (from Schematic) _AD

Created: July 14, 2017 | Updated: February 27, 2018
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A few variations of the Edit PCB Rule (From Schematic) dialog: Max-Min Width, Routing Layers, Solder-Mask Expansion, and Clearance Rules.   A few variations of the Edit PCB Rule (From Schematic) dialog: Max-Min Width, Routing Layers, Solder-Mask Expansion, and Clearance Rules. A few variations of the Edit PCB Rule (From Schematic) dialog: Max-Min Width, Routing Layers, Solder-Mask Expansion, and Clearance Rules. 

Summary

The Edit PCB Rule (From Schematic) dialog allows you to define the constraints for a PCB rule from a schematic document.

Access

The dialog is accessed by completing the following steps:

  1. In a schematic, click on a placed Parameter Set Directive (or click Place » Directives » Parameter Set then press Tab) to open the Properties panel in Parameter Set mode. 
  2. Double-click the desired rule in the Rules region of the panel (or click the Add button and add a rule in the resulting Choose Design Rule Type dialog). 

Options/Controls

The specific controls of this dialog are dependent upon the selected design rule. For detailed information regarding PCB Design Rules and constraints, click here.

Image Region (If Displayed)

  • Click on the available controls in the image (editable measurements are in blue text) to edit the desired areas. If a table also is displayed in the dialog, the table will automatically update after making changes in the image. 
  • Select the desired options and use the associated drop-downs adjacent to the image to set the desired constraints(s). 

Table Region (If Displayed)

  • Click on the data you want to edit then enter the desired data. The image above (if displayed) will automatically update. 

Additional Controls

  • Measurement Units - use the drop-down to select Metric or Imperial units.
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