This command is used to clear the selected output container, or print job, from the current Output Job Configuration file, and copy it to the OutputJob Editor's clipboard. An OutJob (as it is commonly known) is simply a pre-configured set of outputs. Each output is configured with its own settings and its own output format, for example, output to a file, or to a printer. OutJobs are very flexible – they can include as many or as few outputs as required, and any number of OutJobs can be included in an Altium NEXUS project. The best approach is to use one OutJob to configure all outputs required for each specific type of output being generated from the project. For example, all outputs required to fabricate the bare board go in one OutJob, all outputs required to assemble the board go into a second OutJob, and so on. OutJobs can also hold validation-type checks, such as ERC and DRC reports – useful for a final 'thumbs up' check just before generating the outputs, such reports can then be held as a record that the design was ready for release.
Portable in nature, OutJobs can also be re-used between designs – simply copy the Output Job file from one project to the next one, and reset the Data Source as required.
With the output container, or print job selected, this command can be accessed from the OutputJob Editor by:
- Using the Ctrl+X keyboard shortcut.
- Right-clicking over the output container (Output Containers region), or print job (Hard Copy region), and choosing the Cut command from the context menu.
- Selecting the Help » Right Mouse Click Output Medium » Cut command from the main menus.
First, ensure that the output container/print job that you wish to cut, is selected in the Output Containers region, or Hard Copy region of the main job configuration window, respectively.
After launching the command, a confirmation dialog will appear asking whether you wish to delete the output medium. For a true 'cut', click Yes. Clicking No will keep the output container/print job in the document. The output container/print job will be copied to the OutputJob Editor's clipboard, regardless of your decision to delete from the current document or not.
The software does not use the Windows clipboard for normal cut operations in OutputJob documents. Instead, a separate internal clipboard is maintained for this document type. Also, the internal OutputJob clipboard is entirely independent of the internal clipboards used by any other editors in the software. You can only cut and paste between, or within, OutputJob documents.