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Ultiboard Help

Edition Date: February 2017

Part Number: 372065N-01

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Edit Menu

The following table describes the commands found in the Edit menu.

Command
Description
Undo
Undoes your most recent action (for example, undoes the last part move). The command name changes to reflect what will be undone.
Redo
Redoes your most recent “undo” action. The command name changes to reflect what will be redone.
Cut
Removes the selected element(s) from the design. The element is placed on the Windows Clipboard and can be pasted again.
Copy
Copies the selected elements and stores them on the Windows Clipboard so they can be pasted again.
Paste
Pastes objects copied from Ultiboard to their original layer, regardless of what layer is currently active. Creates new duplicate objects without the netlist information. New parts will have Reference Designators that increment from the next available for that part type.
You can only paste color images on mechanical layers. On all other layers, pasted images appear in the same color as the layer, as set in the Layers tab of the Design Toolbox.
You cannot paste images on Keep in/keep out layers.
Paste special»Paste with net
Pastes the item on the Windows Clipboard into the design with the same connectivity as the source. New parts will have Reference Designators that increment from the next available for that part type. For example, if the last resistor was R34, and a resistor is pasted, its Reference Designator will be R35.
Paste Special»Paste to active layer
Pastes the item on the Windows Clipboard to the active layer (regardless of what layer it originally resided on).
You can only paste color images on mechanical layers. On all other layers, pasted images appear in the same color as the layer, as set in the Layers tab of the Design Toolbox.
You cannot paste images on Keep in/keep out layers.
Delete
Deletes the selected design elements. You are prompted to confirm the deletion.
Copper delete»All copper
Deletes all copper in the design, including traces, copper areas, and power planes.
Copper delete»All teardrops
Deletes all teardrops on your design.
Copper delete»Open trace ends
Deletes all open trace ends in the design. Use to clean up the design after design completion.
Copper delete»Copper island
Removes copper islands. A copper island is a section of unconnected copper.
Select all
Selects everything on a board, no matter what layer the elements are on.
Select entire trace
Selects a whole trace when one or more segments of the same trace are selected.
Find
Finds an element in the design.
Group selection
Groups selected elements together. Grouped elements can be moved together.
Ungroup selection
Ungroups the individual elements in a group.
Lock
Locks the selected elements in place so they cannot be moved.
Unlock
Unlocks the selected elements.
Selection filter
These commands prevent the accidental selection of a particular type of element, for example, selection of a part when you mean to select a trace. See below for information about each command.
Selection filter»Enable selecting parts
Allows parts to be selected.
Selection filter»Enable selecting traces
Allows traces to be selected.
Selection filter»Enable selecting copper areas and polygons
Allows copper areas and polygons to be selected.
Selection filter»Enable selecting vias
Allows vias to be selected.
Selection filter»Enable selecting THT pads
Allows through hole device pads to be selected.
Selection filter»Enable selecting SMD pads
Allows surface mount device pads to be selected.
Selection filter»Enable selecting attributes
Allows attributes such as text to be selected.
Selection filter»Enable selecting other objects
Allows other objects on the PCB to be selected.
Orientation»Flip horizontally
Flips the selected elements horizontally.
Orientation»Flip vertically
Flips the selected elements vertically.
Orientation»Rotate 90o clockwise
Flips the selected elements 90 degrees clockwise.
Orientation»Rotate 90o counter clockwise
Flips the selected elements 90 degrees counter-clockwise.
Orientation»Rotate
Specifies the angle of rotation for the selected elements.
Orientation»Swap layer
Swaps the selected elements from a layer to its mirror layer (for example, from Copper Top to Copper Bottom).
Align»Position
Displays the Enter Coordinate dialog box where you enter new coordinates for the selected element.
Align»Align left
Aligns the left edges of the selected elements.
Align»Align right
Aligns the right edges of the selected elements.
Align»Align top
Aligns the top edges of the selected elements.
Align»Align bottom
Aligns the bottom edges of the selected elements.
Align»Align center horizontally
Moves the selected elements horizontally so their centers are aligned.
Align»Align center vertically
Moves the selected elements vertically so their centers are aligned.
Align»Distribute horizontally
Spaces three or more objects beside each other evenly.
Align»Increase distribution horizontally
Increases horizontal space between two or more objects.
Align»Decrease distribution horizontally
Decreases horizontal space between two or more objects.
Align»Distribute vertically
Spaces three or more objects above each other evenly.
Align»Increase distribution vertically
Increases vertical space between two or more objects.
Align»Decrease distribution vertically
Decreases vertical space between two or more objects.
Vertex»Add vertex
Adds a vertex to a polygon segment (a vertex is a point on a polygon).
Vertex»Remove vertex
Removes a vertex from a polygon (a vertex is a point on a polygon).
In-place part edit
Edits a part that has already been defined and placed on the board.
Properties
Displays the properties of the selected element. Results will differ, depending on what is selected. If no element is selected, displays the board properties. Properties are described throughout this guide.

 

Related Information

Deleting All Copper

Adding and Removing Teardrops

Deleting Open Trace Ends

Searching for Design Elements

Orienting Parts

Rotation Dialog Box

Polygon Vertices

In-Place Part Editing


 

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