Define a region

Updated on November 4, 2019

Apply to: 2016 R1

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In order to approach all subjects in the Mechanical Layout category, such as Initiating layout in 2D, Inserting rails in the layout, Inserting gutters in the layout, Inserting components in the layout (customised), Inserting components in the layout (layout), etc, in a neater way, we’ve created an electrical design to control the direct start of an engine. It is the same design used in the Electrical Schematic.

What is a Region?

Inside the Layout, you will find a tool called Region. It delimits one or more specific areas inside the mechanical layout. In our project, for example, we can divide the layout into three regions: DOOR, SIDE and BOARD.

Define a region…

1. Go to the Layout palette;
2. Click again on the “Show inserted” tools, so that you can see all components;
3. Choose the option “Define region”;
We will create a board region. For that, you will find a selection box shaped like a rectangle to delimit the region’s perimeter.
4. Create a perimeter: Select the first point of the rectangle as shown in the figure below:
5. Select the other corner:

Now you have your first region:

Rename the region…

1. Go to the Layout palette;
2. Right-click on the desired region;
3. Select Rename;
4. Enter the name you want;
5. Press Enter;

One of the advantages of using regions is the grouping of all related components, which makes the palette more organised.

To create other regions, simply follow the same steps. We suggest creating regions called LATERAL and DOOR for the project. They will be important for later reports and information exports such as FROM-TO wire lists.

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