Altium NEXUS Documentation

Sch_Dlg-SchDefinePrimitivesSelectableWithShiftMust Hold Shift To Select_AD

Created: July 7, 2022 | Updated: July 7, 2022
Applies to altium-nexus version: 5
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The Must Hold Shift To Select dialog
The Must Hold Shift To Select dialog


The Must Hold Shift To Select dialog is used to define which primitives require holding Shift to select.


The dialog is accessed by enabling the Shift Click To Select option on the Schematic - Graphical Editing page of the Preferences dialog then clicking the Primitives button.


  • Primitive - this is a list of all available primitives. Toggle the Use Shift check box of each primitive for which you want to require the Shift button to be selected. 
  • All On - click to select (check) all primitives in the list.
  • All Off - click to not select (uncheck) all primitives in the list.


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