The attached video demonstrates how to use PCB Editor to create a shape. This video was created with PCB Editor Standard 17.2. If you are using a different version, your view of PCB Editor may be slightly different.

Create Shape from Lines Video

To create a shape from lines using PCB Editor

  1. Enable the visibility of the layer that will contain your shape.

  2. Select the Active Class and Subclass of the shape you are creating from the Options tab.

  3. Select the PCB Editor menu items: Shape > Create Shape from Lines (or other drawing option) to draw your shape.

  4. Select the shape by drawing a selection box around the shape lines.

  5. Select Done from your right-mouse popup menu.

  6. Review the command window to verify the shape is successfully created. The command window also displays a warning if an error occurred during shape creation.