Parent page: Draftsman Objects
A Draftsman Board Assembly View is an automated graphic composite of the active PCB project's board outline, cutouts, holes, and component graphics with additional notation. Its drawing representation, included information and data sources are all configurable in the Properties panel.
Board Assembly Views are available for placement in a PCB project Draftsman document from the Draftsman Editor as follows:
After launching the command, drawing data is retrieved from the source PCB file, the cursor will change to a cross-hair and the rendered Assembly View is attached to the cursor. Move the cursor to the desired position then click to confirm the placement.
Both the position and size of placed Assembly View may be graphically modified.
A selected Assembly View will show a node handle at the top right of the selection outline, which can be dragged to a new location to modify the view's size. To move an Assembly View, drag and drop it to a new location.
The position of component Designators also can be graphically modified by dragging and dropping the text to a new location. Hold the Ctrl key while dragging then use the Space bar to rotate the Designator through
Properties page: Assembly View Properties
The non-graphical method of editing an Assembly View is available in the Draftsman Properties panel, which provides a comprehensive range of editable properties, options and design content settings for placed Draftsman views.
To open the Properties panel and access the properties of a placed Assembly View:
If the Properties panel is already active: