Edit Objects

This feature allows you to edit the objects placed on your currently opened design.


Edit Objects

To edit objects, you first have to select the object you want to choose for edition (either by double-clicking or by using the selection tool). After that, by clicking on “Edit”, the following window will open showing the parameters of the currently selected object.

There are 4 general options of editing objects:

  • Edit Parameters
  • Edit Attributes
  • Transform
  • Edit 3D

1. You can either sort the properties by categories or

2. according to the alphabet. It´s also possible to change the properties by entering new values.

3. You will also see all attributes belonging to the selected object. By clicking on the green plus symbol, you can add attributes. The red cross will remove the selected attribute.

5. Editing the objects also refers to changing their position by moving, rotating or oversizing them.

Here, you have some different options to adjust the current position of the selected object. You can move (in specific steps per mm) and rotate your object (change angle) or oversize the object by entering new values for its size or a certain percentage for the augmentation.

6. It´s also possible to look up the 3D Step File Path that is deposit for the currently selected object. You can also adjust the 3D parameters by changing the values for the offset and rotation regarding X, Y and Z axis.

7. At the bottom part of the dialog, you can see 4 further options for editing objects (only the applicable ones will be shown in colour):

  • Split (only regarding lines): Dividing one line into two lines (enables to adjust the angle of these two lines)
  • Union: Summarizing several objects into one
  • Trim: Subtracting the second object from the first one
  • Cross: Only the overlapping parts will remain

Dynamic Text

This feature allows you to create a dynamic text in the PCB-Investigator.

By adding  "$$" and the keyword "DATE" you have the possibility to create a text in the board with several informations.

The following options are:

  • "MMDDYY" or "DDMMYY" or "MMDDYYYY"  → gives you the date today in the given format
  • "DD" → outputs the number of the day in this month
  • "MM" → outputs the month of the year in number(1-12)
  • "WW" → outputs the number in which week we are of this year
  • "WEEK-DAY" → shows the weekday in letters(Monday - Sunday)
  • "YY" → gives you the last two numbers of the year
  • "YYYY" → gives you the numbers of the whole year
  • "TIME" → shows the actual time 
  • "JOB" → your loaded job name is given
  • "STEP" → shows which step is loaded
  • "LAYER" → gives you the layer where your text stands
  • "X" or "Y" → gives you the x and y coordinate
  • "X_MM" or "Y_MM" → shows you the x and y coordinate on the board where the text starts