Applied Parameters: Action=PlaceMinus45DegLineGuide
This command is used to place a -45 degree (y=-x) guideline that passes through the desired X,Y coordinate location in the workspace. Linear Snap Guides such as this facilitate cursor snap to a specific axis. During an interactive process such as placing or moving, the cursor will snap to a placed guide, at the point where that guide intersects the applicable snap grid. Using a guide, objects can quickly be aligned simply by dragging them until they 'snap' against the guideline.
This command is accessed from the PCB Editor by choosing the Place » Work Guides » Place -45 Degree Guide command from the main menus.
After launching the command, the cursor will change to a cross-hair and you will be prompted to choose a location for the -45 Degree guideline. Position the cursor then click or press Enter - the guideline will appear, running at -45 Degrees through the chosen point.
Continue placing further -45 Degree guidelines or right-click or press Esc to exit placement mode.
- The guide will be colored using a default yellow color (RGB = 250, 236, 133). Post-placement, this can be changed, along with position, and whether or not the guide is enabled, only through the Guide Manager section of the Properties panel when no design objects are currently selected in the design workspace.