Parent page: Schematic Objects
A rectangle is a non-electrical drawing primitive. It is a graphic element that can be placed on a schematic sheet and can be filled or unfilled.
Rectangles are available for placement in both Schematic and Schematic Library Editors:
After launching the command, the cursor will change to a cross-hair and you will enter rectangle placement mode. Placement is made by performing the following sequence of actions:
Additional actions that can be performed during placement – while the rectangle is still floating on the cursor, and before its first corner is anchored – are:
This method of editing allows you to select a placed rectangle object directly in the workspace and change its size, shape or location, graphically.
When a rectangle object is selected, the following editing handles are available:
The following methods of non-graphical editing are available:
Dialog page: Rectangle
This method of editing uses the Rectangle dialog to modify the properties of a rectangle object.
The Rectangle dialog can be accessed prior to entering placement mode, from the Schematic – Default Primitives page of the Preferences dialog. This allows the default properties for the rectangle object to be changed, which will be applied when placing subsequent rectangles.
During placement, the dialog can be accessed by pressing the Tab key.
After placement, the dialog can be accessed in one of the following ways:
An Inspector panel enables the designer to interrogate and edit the properties of one or more design objects in the active document. Used in conjunction with appropriate filtering - by using the applicable Filter panel, or the Find Similar Objects dialog - the panel can be used to make changes to multiple objects of the same kind, from one convenient location.
A List panel allows the designer to display design objects from one or more documents in tabular format, enabling quick inspection and modification of object attributes. Used in conjunction with appropriate filtering - by using the applicable Filter panel, or the Find Similar Objects dialog - it enables the display of just those objects falling under the scope of the active filter – allowing the designer to target and edit multiple design objects with greater accuracy and efficiency.