View Configurations

Parent page: PCB Dialogs

The View Configurations dialog.

Summary

This dialog allows the designer to configure and manage display settings for the board. The presentation of the View Configurations dialog will change, depending on whether the workspace is currently in 2D or 3D Layout Mode when the dialog is accessed.

With a 2D View Configuration, the dialog is used to configure and enable the special layers and the system layers. You can also control the display state of each object type (Full, Draft, or Hidden), as well as various additional display options. With a 3D View Configuration, the dialog is used to configure how the board is rendered in 3D.

Access

The View Configurations dialog can be accessed from both the PCB Editor and the PCB Library Editor, in the following ways:

  • If in 2D Layout Mode, click View | View |  » View Configurations » View Configuration, from the main menus.
  • If in 3D Layout Mode, click View | View |  » View Configurations » View Configuration, from the main menus.
  • Press the L key.

Options/Controls

The dialog is composed of a series of tabbed pages. The type and number of tabs displayed depend on whether you are viewing/editing a 2D or 3D configuration.

If viewing/editing a 2D configuration, the following tabs are presented:

If viewing/editing a 3D configuration, the following tab is presented:

Additional Controls

If viewing/editing a 2D configuration, the following additional controls are presented at the lower-left of the dialog:

  • 2D Color Profiles – click this button to access the 2D System Colors dialog, from where you can manage your system-wide 2D color settings, which will apply to all PCB documents.
  • Layer Pairs – click this button to access the Mechanical Layer Pairs dialog, from where you can define pairs of mechanical layers to be linked, so that an object placed on one of the layers will flip to its paired layer when that object is switched to the opposite side of the board.

 

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