View Configuration Panel

Zachariah Peterson
|  Created: July 11, 2022  |  Updated: July 25, 2022

When designing a printed circuit board, you have to deal with a large amount of visual data of different kinds: layers, components, and much more. For efficient work, you should have abilities to display and use only the items that you need right now to solve a current task. The document below explains how to manage the view of your PCB using the View Configuration panel. Master the tools for manipulating what and how is currently displayed and make your work as productive and comfortable as possible!

Quick overview

The View Configuration panel content is divided into two tabs: Layers & Colors and View Options.

Press L shortcut key for quick access. The Layers & Colors tab includes options to control the visibility of available layers, and add, rename or delete mechanical layers.

Press Cntr+D shortcut keys for quick access.

The View Options tab includes options to select, save or load the Configuration of layer colors/visibility, configure the visibility of object-types, control the masking and dimming levels, and configure other display related options.

Layers & colors tab

The System Colors section of the Layers & Colors tab allows you to customize colors and displays for various system primitives and the workspace of the PCB Editor.