Altium NEXUS Documentation

Copy

Modified by Susan Riege on Jul 28, 2018

Parent page: Schematic Commands

The following pre-packaged resources, derived from this base command, are available:


Applied Parameters: ClipboardMode=ClipboardRing

Summary

This command is used to copy the selected object(s) from the current document to the clipboard.

Access

This command can be accessed from the Schematic Editor and the Schematic Library Editor by:

  • Choosing the Edit » Copy command from the main menus.
  • Clicking the  button on the Schematic Standard toolbar (Schematic Editor), or the Sch Lib Standard toolbar (Schematic Library Editor).
  • Using the Ctrl+C keyboard shortcut.
  • Right-clicking over the selected object then choosing the Copy command from the context menu.

Use

First, ensure that the object(s) that you want to copy are selected in the main design workspace. After launching the command, the cursor will change to a cross-hair and you will be prompted to select a reference point. This is a coordinate relative to the selected object(s) and is used to accurately position the selection when using the Paste command. Position the cursor as required then click or press Enter; the selection will be copied to the clipboard.


Applied Parameters: ClipboardMode=ClipboardRing|Action=CopyAsText

Summary

This command is used to copy the currently selected design object(s) to the clipboard in textual format. This information can then be pasted into any text field or external text document.

Access

This command is accessed from the Schematic Editor and the Schematic Library Editor by choosing the Edit » Copy As Text command from the main menus.

Use

First, ensure that the object(s) that you want to copy are selected in the main design workspace.

After launching the command, the cursor will change to a cross-hair and you will be prompted to select a reference point. This is a coordinate relative to the selected object(s) and is used to accurately position the selection when using the Paste command. Position the cursor as required then click or press Enter; the text of text-based objects in the selection (annotations, notes, text frames, net labels, offsheet connectors, ports, power ports, etc.,)  will be copied to the clipboard.

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