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This command is used to place a polygon object onto the active document. A polygon is a non-electrical drawing primitive. It is a multi-sided graphical object that can be placed on a schematic sheet. A polygon must have at least three sides and can be filled or unfilled.
For detailed information about this object type, see Polygon
Polygons are available for placement in both Schematic and Schematic Library Editors:
- Schematic Editor - the following commands are available:
- Schematic Library Editor - the following commands are available:
After launching the command, the cursor will change to a cross-hair and you will enter polygon placement mode. Placement is made by performing the following sequence of actions:
- Click, or press Enter, to anchor the starting point for the polygon.
- Position the cursor and click, or press Enter, to anchor a vertex, move the mouse and repeat as often as required to define the shape of the polygon.
- After placing the final vertex point, right-click, or press Esc, to complete placement of the polygon.
- Continue placing further polygons, or right-click, or press Esc, to exit placement mode.
At any time during placement, press the Tab
key to access the Properties panel
, from where properties for the polygon 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.
- For information on how a placed polygon object can be modified graphically, directly in the workspace, see Graphical Editing.
- 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.