Altium NEXUS Documentation

Get X-Y Offsets

Created: December 3, 2020 | Updated: December 17, 2020

The Get X/Y Offsets dialog

Summary

This dialog provides controls to move one or more currently selected objects by a specified distance in the horizontal (X) and/or vertical (Y) planes.

Access

The dialog can be accessed from the PCB Editor and the PCB Library Editor by choosing the Edit » Move » Move Selection by X, Y command from the main menus or by using the M+X shortcut keys in the design space.

The command will only be available when at least one object is selected in the design space.

Options/Controls

  • X Offset - use this field to specify the distance by which the selection should be moved along the horizontal axis. Positive and negative values can be specifed depending on the direction of movement required. Use the button to the right of this field to quickly toggle the entered value between positive or negative.
  • Y Offset - use this field to specify the distance by which the selection should be moved along the vertical axis. Positive and negative values can be specifed depending on the direction of movement required. Use the button to the right of this field to quickly toggle the entered value between positive or negative.
  • Toggle X/Y Offsets - click this button to quickly swap the offset values. The X Offset value will be used as the Y Offset value and vice versa.
  • Reset X/Y Offsets - click this button to quickly reset both offset values to zero.
  • Define X/Y Offsets Interactively - click this button to have the offsets calculated interactively. You will be taken to the workspace and prompted, in turn, to choose a start and end point. Click at the desired locations; the dX and dY values will be entered into the X Offset and Y Offset fields, respectively.

To switch the dialog units between imperial and metric, press the Crtl+Q shortcut. 

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