i there a way to change/cycle thru layers instead of turning it on and off in the view-->visibility..
like for example, if I press cursor key down, it will change layer from current layer to next layer, so if I press the cursor key multiple times the layer will change from top,then layer 2, then 3 and so on...i saw a settoggle command here--> https://community.cadence.com/cadence_technology_forums/f/pcb-design/18977/reg-shortcut-key-s-to-switch-between-film-layers/1267741#1267741
but I really don't know how to apply it like I'm clicking this window
I hope someone helps me...
If you have Artwork Film Records created then you can cycle thru them in the Views pull down using the up and down arrow keys (or Page Up/Down). Just select a new Film layer in the Views pull down then use the up and down arrow key.
The only issue is if you leave the Visibility pane the focus will return to the canvas.
Hope this helps, Mike Catrambone
Also! Go to the color palette and RMB select a subclass and "Add to visibility". This will add that subclass to the Visibility tab to further add to your 'cycling' pleasure.
thanks for the answers, but is there really no other option other than using "film"??I really need to just turn on and off layers one by one from top to bottom without using mouse, and not use the "film"..I know I sound stupid with my question but it will really help me a lot. I usually work on build up boards(16 layers and above), and it is really tedious(in many cases) to move my cursor from the main window to visibility back and forth and going all the way from top to bottom.And I tried using setttogle films that I linked, but it turns off some layers that I need to see like keepin, keepout, and constraint regions.
The easiest way would be using SKILL to change the visibility. It can be done with the color files (view menu -> 'color view save') and call them with funckeys. The downside with these color files is that you need to create one file for each possible layer. So working with multiple stackups and naming becomes then complicated.
yes, there is.
i usually have about 30 layers on my design so i set up many funckeys.
you can use the following funckeys on your env file:
funckey 1 "QtSignal ColorVisibilityPane CVPGlobalVisOff clicked;QtSignal CVPLayerGrid CVPBoxAllTop clicked true"
funckey 2 "QtSignal ColorVisibilityPane CVPGlobalVisOff clicked;QtSignal CVPLayerGrid CVPBoxAllL2 clicked true"
if you press the "1" key, nothing but only the top layer shows up.
if you press the "2" key, only the L2 layer shows up.
for the route keepout layers, you can setup the "layers" on the color dialog so that the selected route keepout layers always show up on the visibility section as shown below for an example.