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Offline nikifena

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How to edit the defaut PCB grid presets
« on: November 26, 2021, 09:41:59 am »
Hi there. I have an old AD17. Usually, I use "G" on the keyboard to get this menu. Unfortunately, some of the grids used by me are not here and I don't need some of the stocked. How can I edit/modify this set of grids with my own?

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Re: How to edit the defaut PCB grid presets
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2021, 12:15:45 am »
Just press G twice and type in your desired grid.
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Re: How to edit the defaut PCB grid presets
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2021, 01:37:24 am »
CTRL+click on the offending menu item.  You can edit the command and title (and shortcut: '&' underlines the following character) in the dialog.

(Not sure if this has changed since AD18 or 20, but customizable menus have always been a thing in any case.)

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Re: How to edit the defaut PCB grid presets
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2021, 06:28:58 am »
Thank you T3sl4co1l!
Yes, that's what I wanted!

Just one more question - how can I delete the unused presets? I've been using the metric grids only and the imperial are messing me.

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Re: How to edit the defaut PCB grid presets
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2021, 08:39:48 am »
DXP menu (user button now I think?), or right-click toolbar/menu area, Customize.  Look for "Snap Grid".  Have fun. :)

It's a not well known/understood/appreciated/used feature, I think?  Granted, there's more than enough functionality in AD just to get used to in the first place, remembering all the default menus as they are, let alone the shortcuts, let alone customizing your own.  There are just a handful of changes I've made, to this day.  Potentially very powerful feature... or dangerous too, hehe. :-+

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Re: How to edit the defaut PCB grid presets
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2021, 03:19:10 am »
This is what I did. Right Click on the menu bar and select Customize.

Look for "Snap Grid" in the left hand Commands list box. Then select a grid that you would like to copy from the right list box to customize ie to create a 0.05 mm grid click on 0.025 mm and then click the "Duplicate" button. It will then create a new [Custom] category in the left hand list box with a copy of the 0.025 mm grid option. Find this new [Custom] category and click on it and you will see the copied 0.025 mm grid setting. Double click on this and change the 0.025 mm parameters to 0.05 mm. Once you have done this you have to drag this new category with the a left mouse click to the "PCB Popups" menu and then insert it into the "Snap Grid" menu at the appropriate place.

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