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raghu , 02-11-2017, 04:30 AM
Hello every one,

I have a doubts.
1)Is it possible in altium that SCH file and PCB file can be split between two monitors??? I want sch in one monitor and pcb in other monitor. if any please tell me the procedure to do that.
2)and if i m routing in pcb can i see the nets in sch also means if i m drawing in pcb it shows what are the connections i have to that net like that only when i m routing, at the same time in schematic also the same pins or nets can be seen?? if it possible please tell me how to do it.

thank you all.
mairomaster , 02-13-2017, 01:56 AM

You just need to drag and drop the schematic/pcb tab currently open in the second monitor and it should move it.

You can do cross probing between schematics and PCB (and vice versa) if that's what you mean:

robertferanec , 02-13-2017, 08:47 AM
or if you are not sure, just press right click on the TAB with Schematic/PCB and select "Open In New Window". As @mairomaster noted, for selecting components or nets between schematic and PCB you need to enable cross probing. This video may help you: Altium – Component Placement & Probing (The New & Old Way)

Picture of opening PCB in new window:
raghu , 02-14-2017, 05:08 AM
thank you for the help i have did cross probe, with the help of it i can select the component at same time that was really very helpful which was explained by Robert. Thank you so much @robertferanec .

Thank you @mairomaster for you help and i haven't got what i need,
i will explain it again,
now if i m routing pcb , i select one pin of a particular net all the other pins will be highlighted and shows all the connections to be routed.
like wise in sch if i select one node or one pin of a component did it show all the other connections in sch?!
if we can do it means please help me to do it.
mairomaster , 02-14-2017, 05:47 AM
In the schematics you can Alt + Click on a net to display all connections of this net in the sheet. It works the same way as CTRL + Click in the PCB. I don't know if somehow you can make it automatically do that while you are routing in the PCB though.
raghu , 02-14-2017, 06:11 AM
yes it can be done in pcb with that command,
same for sch also means its easy.

if we would have automatically means that will be very very useful , any way thankyou @mairomaster for your guidance.
robertferanec , 02-14-2017, 04:02 PM
like wise in sch if i select one node or one pin of a component did it show all the other connections in sch?!
Also, you can browse through schematic. Have a look at this video: Do you check your schematic the same way?
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