Altium NEXUS Documentation


Created: June 7, 2017 | Updated: January 30, 2019
Now reading version 3.2. For the latest, read: PlaceBusEntry for version 5
Applies to altium-nexus versions: 1.0, 1.1, 2.0, 2.1, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2 and 4
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Parent page: Schematic Commands

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

Applied Parameters: None


This command is used to place a Bus Entry object onto the active document. A bus entry is an electrical design primitive that is used to connect a wire to a bus line. It has the ability to allow two different nets to connect to the same point on a bus, if this was done using wires the two nets would short. If this capability is not required, bus entries do not need to be used.

For detailed information about this object type, see Bus Entry.


Bus entries are available for placement in the Schematic Editor only, by:

  • Choosing Place » Bus Entry from the main menus.
  • Locating and using the Bus Entry command () on the Active Bar.
If the command has been recently used from the Active Bar, it will become the active/visible button. Where other commands are available, this is indicated by a triangle at the bottom-right corner of the button. Click and hold on the active button to access a menu of all associated commands for that grouping.
  • Clicking the  button on the Wiring toolbar.
  • Right-clicking and choosing Place » Bus Entry from the context menu.


After launching the command, the cursor will change to a cross-hair and you will enter bus entry placement mode.

  1. Click or press Enter to place a bus entry at the cursor position.
  2. Press Spacebar to rotate the bus entry counterclockwise (in increments of 90°), press Shift+Spacebar to rotate clockwise.
  3. Press the X or Y keys while in placement mode to mirror the bus entry along the X-axis or Y-axis respectively.
  4. Continue placing bus entries or right-click or press Esc to exit placement mode.
Press the Tab key during placement to access the Properties panel, from where properties for the bus entry can be changed on-the-fly. Pressing Tab pauses placement, allowing you to interact with the panel (or other area of the software) directly. To resume, click the pause symbol that appears over the workspace.


  1. For information on how a placed bus entry object can be modified graphically, directly in the workspace, see Graphical Editing.
  2. While attributes can be modified during placement (Tab to bring up the Properties panel), bear in mind that these will become the default settings for further placement unless the Permanent option on the Schematic - Defaults page of the Preferences dialog is enabled. When this option is enabled, changes made will affect only the object being placed and subsequent objects placed during the same placement session.


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