Altium NEXUS Documentation

Configuring PCB OLE Object Properties in Altium NEXUS

Created: October 23, 2019 | Updated: April 10, 2021
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Parent page: OLE Object

PCB Editor object properties are definable options that specify the visual style, content and behavior of the placed object. The property settings for each type of object are defined using the following:

  • Post-placement settings – all OLE Object object properties are available for editing in the OLE Object dialog and the Properties panel when a placed OLE Object is selected in the design space.

    

If the Double Click Runs Interactive Properties option is disabled (default) on the PCB Editor - Defaults page of the Preferences dialog, when the primitive is double-clicked or you right-click on a selected primitive then choose Properties, the dialog will open. When the Double Click Runs Interactive Properties option is enabled, the Properties panel will open. 
While the options are the same in the dialog and the panel, the order and placement of the options may differ slightly. 

Location

The  icon to the right of this region must be displayed as  (unlocked) in order to access the below fields. Toggle the lock/unlock icon to change its lock status. 
  • (X/Y) - the current X (horizontal) coordinate and current Y (vertical) coordinate of the reference point of the object relative to the current design space origin. Edit to change the position of the object.
  • Rotation - the object's angle of rotation (in degrees), measured counterclockwise from zero (the 3 o'clock horizontal). Edit to change the rotation of the object. Minimum angular resolution is 0.001°.

Properties

  • Layer - the layer to which the object is currently assigned. Use the drop-down to select a different layer.
  • Edit Data - click to open the object (in the associated application) and make any required edits. After making the edits and closing the associated application, in the Properties panel, click Save to save the edits or Cancel.
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