Altium NEXUS Documentation

ToggleSnapping

Modified by Jason Howie on Sep 18, 2017
This documentation page references Altium Vault, which is no longer a supported product. Altium Vault and its component management features have migrated to Altium Concord Pro.

Parent page: SystemDesigner Commands

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


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Summary

This command is used to toggle the snapping functionality on or off, for the active Multi-board Schematic document (*.MbsDoc). Snapping is an aid when placing and moving objects within the Multi-board Schematic document, and pulls a primitive to points or guides generated by existing objects, or by the defined grid for the document. This allows you to quickly and easily align the various elements on your document, to arrive at the layout for your logical multi-board system design exactly the way you want it.

For a high-level look at multi-board design within Altium NEXUS, see Designing Systems with Multiple Boards.

Access

This command can be accessed from the Multi-board Schematic Editor by:

  • Choosing the View » Toggle Snapping command, from the main menus.
  • Using the Shift+E keyboard shortcut.

Use

After launching the command, the snapping functionality for the active Multi-board Schematic document will be toggled. If it was previously enabled, it will become disabled, and vice-versa.

Tips

  1. You can quickly verify the status of the snapping feature from the Status Bar, which will either display Snapping: Enabled, or Snapping: Disabled.

 

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