Using the schematic editor – changing the layout



Users have control over hiding and docking location of the windows and toolbars. The current layout is saved when the file closes so the next time the program is opened, the previous layout will be used.

Hiding/showing windows and toolbars
There are two methods to hide or show windows and toolbars

  1. In the main title toolbar select VIEW->WINDOWS or VIEW->TOOLBARS. The visible windows/toolbars have a check mark next to their names; the hidden ones do not.

  2. By clicking the right button anywhere on the main title bar or the toolbar, the following pop up menu will show up. As before, check marks indicate when windows and toolbars are visible.

Moving toolbars
To move a toolbar, hover the mouse over the top of the toolbar, where the dotted line is. When the mouse cursor becomes a four-headed arrow, press the left mouse button and drag-and-drop the toolbar. If you reach a region where you can place a toolbar, the CAD environment makes room for the toolbar indicated by a blue void.

Moving and undocking windows
Windows can be undocked by double clicking the name with the left mouse button. This is particularly useful for the script file editor, since it can be convenient to make the window quite large when writing script files. Non-view-port windows can be docked on top of each other either to the right or to the left of the view ports. If they are placed on top of each other, tabs on the sides allow toggling between them. In the image below, the Object Tree window is about to be docked over top of the Object Library window.

Tip: Moving undocked windows in Linux
To reposition an undocked window on Linux operating systems, hold down the Alt key before attempting to move the window.

Please see the following KB page for detailed information: Using the schematic editor.