Altium NEXUS Documentation


Created: May 17, 2016 | Updated: April 11, 2017
Now reading version 2.1. For the latest, read: AddSheet for version 4
Applies to altium-nexus versions: 1.0, 1.1, 2.0, 2.1, 3.0, 3.1 and 3.2
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Parent page: PcbDrawing Commands

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

Applied Parameters: None


This command is used to add an extra sheet to the active Draftsman document. A Draftsman document (*.PCBDwf) is a multi-sheet format file, which allows it to contain individual pages (sheets) that are assigned to particular types of board project production information.

For a high-level look at how the Altium Draftsman Drawing System provides an interactive approach to the creation of production documentation for your PCBs, see Draftsman.


This command can be accessed from the PcbDrawing Editor by:

  • Choosing the Tools » Add Sheet command from the main menus.
  • Right-clicking in the workspace and choosing the Add Sheet command from the context menu.


After launching the command, an additional blank sheet (page) will be added to the active Draftsman document. This sheet is inserted at the end of the document, and will present in accordance with the Draftsman Sheet Template (*.DwsDot) currently applied to the sheet immediately before it.


  1. The currently active sheet number, and the total number of sheets in a Draftsman document, is reflected in the Status Bar.


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