brief introduction

Powerpcb provides users with a set of quick commands. Shortcut commands are mainly used for operations that need to change settings frequently in the design process, such as changing linewidth, wiring layer, changing design grid, etc.

The operation method of shortcut command is as follows: enter the command string from the keyboard, enter the value according to the format, and then enter the Enter key.

When changing the current layer, just enter the shortcut command L from the keyboard, then enter the new wiring layer (such as number 2), and then enter the Enter key. It is very convenient.

The following is the Chinese explanation of the shortcut command for your reference

Usage analysis of some basic shortcut commands of powerpcb

Global settings command

Command character, command meaning and purpose

C supplementary format is used to display the pad and thermal of plane layer in the design of inner negative film.

The method of use is to enter c display from the keyboard, and enter C again to remove the display.

D turns on / off the display of the current layer by entering d from the keyboard. It is recommended to use d to set the display current layer last = on during design.

Do through hole shape display switching. When on, the aperture is highlighted and the pad is displayed in a bottom tone.

The method of use is to enter do from the keyboard to switch.

E. the wiring termination mode can be switched between the following three modes.

End no via wiring Ctrl + Click to terminate the wiring without via

End via wiring Ctrl + Click to terminate the wiring in via mode

During end test point wiring, Ctrl + Click to terminate the wiring in the via mode of test pin

The method of use is to enter e from the keyboard to switch.

I database integrity test. When system exceptions are found during the design process, you can try to hit this key.

L changes the current layer to a new n layer

It can be a number or a name, such as (L 2) or (L top).

N is used to highlight net, which is the signal name to be displayed. Signals can be displayed one by one in a stack, such as n GND. The whole GND will be highlighted.

N – the signals will be removed one by one

N will remove all highlighted signals

O select outline lines to display pads and wiring.

Po automatic copper coating contour line on / off switching.

Q quick measurement command. Can quickly. Measure DX, Dy and D. Note that the snaps to the design grid in the status box will be cancelled during accurate measurement.

QL quickly measures the wiring length. It can measure line segments, networks and wiring pairs.

The measurement method is as follows: first select a segment, network or wiring pair, and then enter QL to get the relevant length report.

R changes the display lineweight to, for example, R 50.

RV is used to switch parameter settings when outputting reuse file reuse. For more information, see to make a like reuse in object mode

SPD displays split / mixed planes layer data. This command controls a parameter in the split / mixed planes parameter dialog box.

SPI displays the thermal of the plane layer. This command controls a parameter in the split / mixed planes parameter dialog box.

SPO displays the outline of the split / mixed planes layer. This command controls a parameter in the split / mixed planes parameter dialog box.

T transparent display toggle. It is very useful in complex board design.

X text outline display toggle.

W change the line width to, e.g. w 5.

Grid command

G {} grid global setting, the second parameter is optional. The design and via grid can be changed at the same time.

Such as G25 or G25.

Display grid setting on GD {} screen. The second parameter is optional.

Such as gd25 or gd100.

GP switches polar grid. Polar grid is used when the design shape is circular or the component layout is placed in polar coordinates.

GP r specifies the movement mode of components in polar coordinates (R is the radius and a is the angle).

The component in GPR r r polar coordinates specifies the movement mode and changes to radius r when the angle remains unchanged.

The component in GPA a polar coordinates specifies the movement mode and changes to angle a when the radius remains unchanged.

The component in GPRA Da polar coordinates specifies the movement mode and changes to the current angle Da when the radius remains unchanged

Gprr Dr specifies the movement mode of components in polar coordinates. When the angle remains unchanged, it changes to the current radius R.

GR design grid setting, such as GR 8-1 / 3, GR 25, G 25.

GV through hole via grid setting, such as GV 8-1 / 3, GV 25, or GV 25.

Search command

S retrieves the component reference name or terminal, such as s U1, s u1.1

S retrieves absolute coordinates, such as s 1000.

SR retrieves the relative coordinates x and y, such as SR – 200 and 100.

SRX retrieves the relative coordinate X, such as SRX 300.

SRY retrieves the relative coordinate y, such as SRY 400.

SS retrieves and selects the component parameter name, such as SS U10.

Note: spaces in shortcut commands are very important. For example, SS W1 and s SW1 have completely different meanings. SS W1 is the component that retrieves and selects W1, while s SW1 is the component that retrieves SW1.

SS * you can use the * sign in the search command to select batch processing. The method is to enter a space after SS, and then enter the character name and * sign to be retrieved. For example, SS c *, all components starting with the letter C can be selected.

Note: this command is very useful for component layout. For example, you can select all resistors with SS R * and then move components one by one by selecting move sequential in the pop-up menu.

SX keeps the Y coordinate unchanged and moves to the absolute coordinate n of X. Such as SX 300.

SY keeps the X coordinate unchanged and moves to the absolute coordinate n of Y. Such as sy 400.

XP retrieves and selects wiring in pixels rather than lineweights. Allows you to adjust which corners are less wide than the lineweight.

Angle command (quick setting during drafting)

AA any angle.

Ad 45 degree angle.

Ao right angle.

Undo

UN [] the number of times the user sets undo. The system allows setting undo (1-100); Is optional. For example, UN 2 means that only one Undo is allowed.

Re [] the number of times the user sets redo. The system allows to set rndo (1-100); Is optional. For example, re 2 means that redo is allowed only once.

Design rule checking command design rule checking (DRC)

The DRP setting system is in the state of preventing safety gap error

The DRW setting system is in a warning safety gap error state

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