Size Limits of PCB workspace

Modified by on Jun 11, 2021

Move components left or down not working? Probably because you have reached the absolute zero coordinate. From there the workspace extends to the top and to the right, but you cannot reach any points below absolute zero. It would be best to move the whole board.

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Solution Details

Altium restricts component placement and routing to the Positive|Positive quadrant. There is a ten foot square area that you can use in the upper right quadrant to place your board and work on it.
 
To determine the current location of the absolute origin, you can use Edit ► Jump ► Absolute Origin, your cursor will jump to the original Absolute Origin. Everything you do should be above and to the right of this point.
 
To reset the Origin, use Edit ► Origin ► Reset. Then you can move all your current work into the upper right quadrant by using Ctrl+A to select everything, then use Edit ► Move ► Move Selection to get a cross-hair pointer, use this to click a reference point and then move the cross-hair to where you would like the reference point to go.
 
Then, after your board is well into the upper right quadrant, you can use the Edit ► Origin ► Set command to place a relative origin wherever it works best for you as your 0,0 location.
 
https://www.altium.com/documentation/altium-designer/pcb-cmd-resetoriginresetorigin-ad?help-data=PCB.Cmd.ResetOrigin.PLPCB%3AResetOrigin#reset_origin
 
https://www.altium.com/documentation/altium-designer/pcb-cmd-setoriginsetorigin-ad?help-data=PCB.Cmd.SetOrigin.PLPCB%3ASetOrigin#set_origin
 
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