Parent page: PCB Objects
A Layer Stack Table is a tabular graphic object that documents the layers, materials, thicknesses, and dielectric constants implemented in the current PCB design. It is placed and positioned alongside the board design in the design space and also includes a graphical key and option map that shows the layer stack used in each region of the board. A Layer Stack Table is an important documentation asset for designs with a complex layer stack structure, such as a rigid-flex design.
The Layer Stack Table is available in the PCB editor when the design space view is set to normal 2D mode (shortcut 2). It is available for placement in the following ways:
After launching the command, the cursor will change to a cross-hair and you will enter Layer Stack Table placement mode. Placement is made by performing the following sequence of actions:
Additional actions that can be performed during placement while the layer stack table is still floating on the cursor and before the center point of the layer stack table is anchored are:
To move a Layer Stack Table, click, hold and drag the table to the desired location.
To remove a Layer Stack Table, select it then press the Delete key.
The following methods of non-graphical editing are available:
Properties page: Layer Stack Table Properties
This method of editing uses the associated Layer Stack Table dialog and Properties panel to modify the properties of a Layer Stack Table object.
During placement, the Layer Stack Table mode of the Properties panel can be accessed by pressing the Tab key. Once the Layer Stack Table is placed, all options appear.
After placement, the Layer Stack Table dialog can be accessed by:
After placement, the Layer Stack Table mode of the Properties panel can be accessed in one of the following ways:
The Properties panel supports editing multiple objects, where the property settings that are identical in all currently selected objects may be modified. When multiples of the same object type are selected manually, via the Find Similar Objects dialog or through a Filter or List panel, a Properties panel field entry that is not shown as an asterisk (
*) may be edited for all selected objects.
The PCB List panel allows you to display design objects from one or more documents in tabular format, enabling quick inspection and modification of object attributes. When used in conjunction with the Filter panel, it enables the display of just those objects falling under the scope of the active filter – allowing you to target and edit multiple design objects with greater accuracy and efficiency.