Altium NEXUS Documentation


Created: June 9, 2022 | Updated: July 8, 2022
このドキュメント ページは、廃止された Altium NEXUS/NEXUS Client (展開された NEXUS ソリューションの一部) を参照しています。PCB 設計、データ管理、共同作業の全ての要求は、Altium Designer (Altium Designer Enterprise サブスクリプション を含む) と、接続された Altium 365 Workspace で利用できます。詳細については、FAQs のページ をご覧ください。

Parent page: PCB Commands

The following pre-packaged resource, derived from this base command, is available:

Applied Parameters: None


This command is used to position components within your design based on locations specified within a pick-and-place file. This feature is particularly useful if you are given critical placement information in the form of a pick-and-place file. It can also provide a useful method for quickly applying a favorite/preferred placement obtained by previously generating a Pick and Place file from Altium NEXUS.


This command is accessed from the PCB Editor by choosing the Tools » Component Placement » Place From File command from the main menus.


First, ensure that any components that are not to be moved are locked by setting their Locked option. This can be performed through the Properties panel or through the PCB List panel - both panels allow you to quickly set this option for all required and selected components in a single action.

After launching the command, the Load File Name dialog will open. Use this dialog to browse to and open the relevant pick-and-place file for the design. Any components in the design that are listed in the pick-and-place file will have their positions updated if their current position is different from that listed in the file (the file position will be used).


  • A component must already exist in the design space and have the corresponding designator as listed in the pick-and-place file, in order for the move to take place.
  • The Mid X and Mid Y coordinates in the pick-and-place file are used as the reference for position changes; other coordinates are ignored.
  • The following data columns must be in the pick-and-place file: component coordinates, comment, designator, layer, and rotation. 
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