6 Replies Latest reply on Dec 7, 2011 12:23 AM by

    Is there a snap to grid feature in the   layout editor?

      Hi,

       

      Is there a snap to grid feature in the layout editor?

       

       

      a few days a go, I had to copy and paste a layout+schematic, that all

      worked out fine, but the parts don't align to my grid, ( at least the part

      origins don't.)

       

      This made it tedious for manual routing,

       

      I had to put my parts "back on grid", so to speak, but it would be nice if

      there was a "Right-Click" option called, "Snap to grid" for parts, which

      will align parts to the nearest grid lines.

       

      what do you think?

       

      Dave M

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        • Re: Is there a snap to grid feature in the layout editor?

          davem wrote:

          Hi,

           

          Is there a snap to grid feature in the layout editor?

           

          >

          a few days a go, I had to copy and paste a layout+schematic, that all

          worked out fine, but the parts don't align to my grid, ( at least the

          part origins don't.)

           

          This made it tedious for manual routing,

           

          I had to put my parts "back on grid", so to speak, but it would be

          nice if there was a "Right-Click" option called, "Snap to grid" for

          parts, which will align parts to the nearest grid lines.

           

           

          Hold down the CTL key as you select the part and its origin will snap to the

          displayed grid

           

          Warren

           

           

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          • Re: Is there a snap to grid feature in the layout editor?
            WestfW

            On 12/6/11 2:34 PM, davem wrote:

            I had to put my parts "back on grid", so to speak, but it would be nice if

            there was a "Right-Click" option called

             

            There's a CTRL-click that does this during the "pick up" part of the

            Move command.  Or maybe option-click or cmd-click, depending on OS or

            Keyboard.  (definitely cmd-click for Mac.)

             

            BillW

             

              • Re: Is there a snap to grid feature in   the layout editor?

                HI Guys,

                 

                 

                Damn!!!!! you you guys are right!

                 

                I should of read the f!@#$% manual!!!!

                 

                 

                I wasted so much time retyping coordinates to align these off grid parts, I

                just tried the COMMAND + MOVE and works on the mac perfectly, this will

                save tonnes of time.

                 

                The should be a help hint in the bottom status bar that show the options.

                 

                Thanks!!!

                 

                 

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                  • Re: Is there a snap to grid feature in the layout editor?

                    davem wrote:

                    HI Guys,

                     

                    >

                    Damn!!!!! you you guys are right!

                     

                    I should of read the f!@#$% manual!!!!

                     

                    >

                    I wasted so much time retyping coordinates to align these off grid

                    parts, I just tried the COMMAND + MOVE and works on the mac

                    perfectly, this will save tonnes of time.

                     

                    The should be a help hint in the bottom status bar that show the

                    options.

                     

                     

                     

                     

                    Also handy is using that same combination with the WIRE command. In this

                    case the new wire is snapped to the end of the last (closest wire)

                     

                    This snapping functionality is a little hard to find in the manual  as there

                    is no dedicated section devoted to snapping to grid.

                     

                    Warren.

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                      • Re: Is there a snap to grid feature in   the layout editor?

                        I knew that one,

                         

                         

                        We need a snapping command key for snapping a wire's vertices back on grid,

                        is there such a thing?

                         

                        I wish that wires could only be drawn at 90 or 45 degs, when moving

                        vertices around, I spend most of my time realign traces.

                         

                         

                        dave M

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                          • Re: Is there a snap to grid feature in the layout editor?

                            davem wrote:

                            I knew that one,

                             

                            >

                            We need a snapping command key for snapping a wire's vertices back on

                            grid, is there such a thing?

                             

                            Again its  the same action  Hold the CTL key as you select the end of the

                            wire with the MOVE command. The end of the wire will snap to the current

                            grid

                             

                             

                            I wish that wires could only be drawn at 90 or 45 degs, when moving

                            vertices around, I spend most of my time realign traces.

                             

                             

                            I'd like that to..

                            I like the MS Paint method of holding the shift as you create a line to

                            constrain it to orthagonal or 45 degrees

                             

                            Warren

                             

                             

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