Parent page: Schematic Objects
A line is a non-electrical Polyline drawing primitive. Lines are used for adding reference information to a document, such as building graphical symbols, custom sheet borders and title blocks, and annotating the schematic.
Lines 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 line placement mode. Placement is made by performing the following sequence of actions:
Additional actions that can be performed during placement while the line is still floating on the cursor:
When placing a line there are five placement modes. The mode specifies how corners are created when placing lines and the angles at which lines can be placed. During placement:
This method of editing allows you to select a placed line object directly in the design space and change its size and/or shape graphically.
When a line object is selected, the following editing handles are available:
nthvertex selected ready for editing.
With the line selected, click on a segment to individually select that segment. This line 'sub-selection' is distinguished by the associated editing handles becoming red in color.
The associated vertices for the segment can then be edited directly using the List panel, with any changes appearing immediately on the schematic.
The Properties panel provides several options that can be used to change the style of a line. Using the Line, Line Style, Start Line Shape, End Line Shape, and Line Size Shape options, a large variety of arrow and marker designs can be achieved.
The following methods of non-graphical editing are available:
Properties page: Polyline Properties
This method of editing uses the associated Polyline dialog and the Properties panel mode to modify the properties of a Polyline object.
After placement, the Polyline dialog can be accessed by:
During placement, the Polyline mode of the Properties panel can be accessed by pressing the Tab key. Once the polyline is placed, all options appear.
After placement, the Polyline mode of the Properties panel can be accessed in one of the following ways:
The Properties panel supports multiple object editing, 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 SCH Filter or SCH List panel, a Properties panel field entry that is not shown as an asterisk (
*) may be edited for all selected objects.
A List panel allows you 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 you to target and edit multiple design objects with greater accuracy and efficiency.
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