Altium NEXUS Documentation

MoveCursor

Created: July 27, 2015 | Updated: July 12, 2018

Parent page: PCB Commands

The following pre-packaged resources, derived from this base command, are available:


Applied Parameters: Position = Up

Summary

This feature enables you to use the keyboard to move the cursor upwards in the current document workspace, in increments of one snap grid unit.

Access

This command is accessed from the PCB Editor and PCB Library Editor. With the cursor within the main design window, use the Up Arrow keyboard shortcut.

Use

After launching the command, cursor movement depends on the type of grid beneath the cursor:

  • Cartesian Grid - the cursor will be moved upward in the workspace by one snap grid unit.
  • Polar Grid - the cursor will be moved counterclockwise by one snap grid unit.

Use the command repeatedly to move the cursor further upward/counterclockwise.

Tips

  1. One snap grid unit is defined as being the value specified in the Step Y field (for a prevailing Cartesian grid), or the Angular Step field (for a prevailing Polar grid).


Applied Parameters: Position = Down

Summary

This feature enables you to use the keyboard to move the cursor downwards in the current document workspace in increments of one snap grid unit.

Access

This command is accessed from the PCB Editor and PCB Library Editor. With the cursor within the main design window, use the Down Arrow keyboard shortcut.

Use

After launching the command, cursor movement depends on the type of grid beneath the cursor:

  • Cartesian Grid - the cursor will be moved downward in the workspace by one snap grid unit.
  • Polar Grid - the cursor will be moved clockwise by one snap grid unit.

Use the command repeatedly to move the cursor further downward/clockwise.

Tips

  1. One snap grid unit is defined as being the value specified in the Step Y field (for a prevailing Cartesian grid), or the Angular Step field (for a prevailing Polar grid).


Applied Parameters: Position = Left

Summary

This feature enables you to use the keyboard to move the cursor to the left in the current document workspace in increments of one snap grid unit.

Access

This command is accessed from the PCB Editor and PCB Library Editor. With the cursor within the main design window, use the Left Arrow keyboard shortcut.

Use

After launching the command, cursor movement depends on the type of grid beneath the cursor:

  • Cartesian Grid - the cursor will be moved to the left in the workspace by one snap grid unit.
  • Polar Grid - the cursor will be moved inward by one snap grid unit.

Use the command repeatedly to move the cursor further left/inward.

Tips

  1. One snap grid unit is defined as being the value specified in the Step X field (for a prevailing Cartesian grid), or the Radial Step field (for a prevailing Polar grid).


Applied Parameters: Position = Right

Summary

This feature enables you to use the keyboard to move the cursor to the right in the current document workspace in increments of one snap grid unit.

Access

This command is accessed from the PCB Editor and PCB Library Editor. With the cursor within the main design window, use the Right Arrow keyboard shortcut.

Use

After launching the command, cursor movement depends on the type of grid beneath the cursor:

  • Cartesian Grid - the cursor will be moved to the right in the workspace by one snap grid unit.
  • Polar Grid - the cursor will be moved outward by one snap grid unit.

Use the command repeatedly to move the cursor further right/outward.

Tips

  1. One snap grid unit is defined as being the value specified in the Step X field (for a prevailing Cartesian grid), or the Radial Step field (for a prevailing Polar grid).


Applied Parameters: Position = Up10

Summary

This feature enables you to use the keyboard to move the cursor upwards in the current document workspace in increments of ten snap grid units.

Access

This command is accessed from the PCB Editor and PCB Library Editor. With the cursor within the main design window, use the Shift+Up Arrow keyboard shortcut.

Use

After launching the command, cursor movement depends on the type of grid beneath the cursor:

  • Cartesian Grid - the cursor will be moved upward in the workspace by ten snap grid units.
  • Polar Grid - the cursor will be moved counterclockwise by ten snap grid units.

Use the command repeatedly to move the cursor further upward/counterclockwise .

Tips

  1. One snap grid unit is defined as being the value specified in the Step Y field (for a prevailing Cartesian grid), or the Angular Step field (for a prevailing Polar grid).


Applied Parameters: Position = Down10

Summary

This feature enables you to use the keyboard to move the cursor downwards in the current document workspace in increments of ten snap grid units.

Access

This command is accessed from the PCB Editor and PCB Library Editor. With the cursor within the main design window, use the Shift+Down Arrow keyboard shortcut.

Use

After launching the command, cursor movement depends on the type of grid beneath the cursor:

  • Cartesian Grid - the cursor will be moved downward in the workspace by ten snap grid units.
  • Polar Grid - the cursor will be moved clockwise by ten snap grid units.

Use the command repeatedly to move the cursor further downward/clockwise.

Tips

  1. One snap grid unit is defined as being the value specified in the Step Y field (for a prevailing Cartesian grid), or the Angular Step field (for a prevailing Polar grid).


Applied Parameters: Position = Left10

Summary

This feature enables you to use the keyboard to move the cursor to the left in the current document workspace in increments of ten snap grid units.

Access

This command is accessed from the PCB Editor and PCB Library Editor. With the cursor within the main design window, use the Shift+Left Arrow keyboard shortcut.

Use

After launching the command, cursor movement depends on the type of grid beneath the cursor:

  • Cartesian Grid - the cursor will be moved to the left in the workspace by ten snap grid units.
  • Polar Grid - the cursor will be moved inward by 10 snap grid units.

Use the command repeatedly to move the cursor further left/inward.

Tips

  1. One snap grid unit is defined as being the value specified in the Step X field (for a prevailing Cartesian grid), or the Radial Step field (for a prevailing Polar grid).


Applied Parameters: Position = Right10

Summary

This feature enables you to use the keyboard to move the cursor to the right in the current document workspace in increments of 10 snap grid units.

Access

This command is accessed from the PCB Editor and PCB Library Editor. With the cursor within the main design window, use the Shift+Right Arrow keyboard shortcut.

Use

After launching the command, cursor movement depends on the type of grid beneath the cursor:

  • Cartesian Grid - the cursor will be moved to the right in the workspace by 10 snap grid units.
  • Polar Grid - the cursor will be moved outward by 10 snap grid units.

Use the command repeatedly to move the cursor further right/outward.

Tips

  1. One snap grid unit is defined as being the value specified in the Step X field (for a prevailing Cartesian grid), or the Radial Step field (for a prevailing Polar grid).


Applied Parameters: Position = Up|MoveSelection=True

Summary

This feature enables you to use the keyboard to move the current selection (one or more selected design objects) upwards in the current document workspace in increments of one snap grid unit.

Access

This command is accessed from the PCB Editor and PCB Library Editor. With the required objects selected, use the Ctrl+Up Arrow keyboard shortcut.

Use

After launching the command, the selection will be moved upward in the workspace by one snap grid unit.

Use the command repeatedly to move the selection further upward.

Tips

  1. One snap grid unit is defined as being the value specified in the Step Y field (for the default Global Board Snap Grid).
  2. Note that the feature adheres to the default snap grid for the board only, ignoring any custom local grids (Cartesian and Polar).


Applied Parameters: Position = Down|MoveSelection=True

Summary

This feature enables you to use the keyboard to move the current selection (one or more selected design objects) downwards in the current document workspace in increments of one snap grid unit.

Access

This command is accessed from the PCB Editor and PCB Library Editor. With the required objects selected, use the Ctrl+Down Arrow keyboard shortcut.

Use

After launching the command, the selection will be moved downward in the workspace by one snap grid unit.

Use the command repeatedly to move the selection further downward.

Tips

  1. One snap grid unit is defined as being the value specified in the Step Y field (for the default Global Board Snap Grid).
  2. Note that the feature adheres to the default snap grid for the board only, ignoring any custom local grids (Cartesian and Polar).


Applied Parameters: Position = Left|MoveSelection=True

Summary

This feature enables you to use the keyboard to move the current selection (one or more selected design objects) to the left in the current document workspace in increments of one snap grid unit.

Access

This command is accessed from the PCB Editor and PCB Library Editor. With the required objects selected, use the Ctrl+Left Arrow keyboard shortcut.

Use

After launching the command, the selection will be moved to the left in the workspace by one snap grid unit.

Use the command repeatedly to move the selection further to the left.

Tips

  1. One snap grid unit is defined as being the value specified in the Step X field (for the default Global Board Snap Grid).
  2. Note that the feature adheres to the default snap grid for the board only, ignoring any custom local grids (Cartesian and Polar).


Applied Parameters: Position = Right|MoveSelection=True

Summary

This feature enables you to use the keyboard to move the current selection (one or more selected design objects) to the right in the current document workspace in increments of one snap grid unit.

Access

This command is accessed from the PCB Editor and PCB Library Editor. With the required objects selected, use the Ctrl+Right Arrow keyboard shortcut.

Use

After launching the command, the selection will be moved to the right in the workspace by one snap grid unit.

Use the command repeatedly to move the selection further to the right.

Tips

  1. One snap grid unit is defined as being the value specified in the Step X field (for the default Global Board Snap Grid).
  2. Note that the feature adheres to the default snap grid for the board only, ignoring any custom local grids (Cartesian and Polar).


Applied Parameters: Position = Up10|MoveSelection=True

Summary

This feature enables you to use the keyboard to move the current selection (one or more selected design objects) upwards in the current document workspace in increments of ten snap grid units.

Access

This command is accessed from the PCB Editor and PCB Library Editor. With the required objects selected, use the Shift+Ctrl+Up Arrow keyboard shortcut.

Use

After launching the command, the selection will be moved upward in the workspace by ten snap grid units.

Use the command repeatedly to move the selection further upward.

Tips

  1. One snap grid unit is defined as being the value specified in the Step Y field (for the default Global Board Snap Grid).
  2. Note that the feature adheres to the default snap grid for the board only, ignoring any custom local grids (Cartesian and Polar).


Applied Parameters: Position = Down10|MoveSelection=True

Summary

This feature enables you to use the keyboard to move the current selection (one or more selected design objects) downwards in the current document workspace in increments of ten snap grid units.

Access

This command is accessed from the PCB Editor and PCB Library Editor. With the required objects selected, use the Shift+Ctrl+Down Arrow keyboard shortcut.

Use

After launching the command, the selection will be moved downward in the workspace by ten snap grid units.

Use the command repeatedly to move the selection further downward.

Tips

  1. One snap grid unit is defined as being the value specified in the Step Y field (for the default Global Board Snap Grid).
  2. Note that the feature adheres to the default snap grid for the board only, ignoring any custom local grids (Cartesian and Polar).


Applied Parameters: Position = Left10|MoveSelection=True

Summary

This feature enables you to use the keyboard to move the current selection (one or more selected design objects) to the left in the current document workspace in increments of ten snap grid units.

Access

This command is accessed from the PCB Editor and PCB Library Editor. With the required objects selected, use the Shift+Ctrl+Left Arrow keyboard shortcut.

Use

After launching the command, the selection will be moved to the left in the workspace by ten snap grid units.

Use the command repeatedly to move the selection further to the left.

Tips

  1. One snap grid unit is defined as being the value specified in the Step X field (for the default Global Board Snap Grid).
  2. Note that the feature adheres to the default snap grid for the board only, ignoring any custom local grids (Cartesian and Polar).


Applied Parameters: Position = Right10|MoveSelection=True

Summary

This feature enables you to use the keyboard to move the current selection (one or more selected design objects) to the right in the current document workspace in increments of ten snap grid units.

Access

This command is accessed from the PCB Editor and PCB Library Editor. With the required objects selected, smply use the Shift+Ctrl+Right Arrow keyboard shortcut.

Use

After launching the command, the selection will be moved to the right in the workspace by ten snap grid units.

Use the command repeatedly to move the selection further to the right.

Tips

  1. One snap grid unit is defined as being the value specified in the Step X field (for the default Global Board Snap Grid).
  2. Note that the feature adheres to the default snap grid for the board only, ignoring any custom local grids (Cartesian and Polar).

 

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