Applied Parameters: Hide=Net
This command is used to hide the connection lines with respect to a single net. Connection lines are the visual representation of the logical connectivity between net objects. Each of these lines, connecting one pin in a net to another pin in the net, is called a From To. The entire set of connections (From Tos) for a design is often referred to as the 'ratsnest'.
This command can be accessed from the PCB Editor by:
- Choosing the View » Connections » Hide Net command from the main menus.
- Using the N keyboard shortcut to access a connections pop-up menu, then choosing the Hide Connections » Net command.
After launching the command, the cursor will change to a cross-hair and you will be prompted to choose an electrical object or connection. Position the cursor over the net (or a pad connected to the net) you wish to hide and click, or press Enter. All connection lines for the chosen net will be hidden.
Continue hiding the connection lines of other nets, or right-click, or press Esc, to exit.
- If you do not know the location of a pad on the net, or one of its connection lines, click in free space and a dialog will pop up, prompting for the net name. If you are unsure of the net name, type ? and click OK to launch the Nets Loaded dialog, which lists all loaded nets for the design. The connection lines for the net you choose in the dialog will be hidden when you click OK.