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Preview Toolbar

Use the Preview toolbar to manipulate the preview image.

To display the Preview toolbar:

Click the Preview tab at the top of the CircuitWorks application.

The toolbar buttons are grouped into three sections: Preview, Show, and Windows.


Click these buttons to change the size, position, or orientation of the preview image.

Zoom to Fit Zoom to view the entire board.
Zoom to Area Zoom to a selected area. While over the preview image, click and drag to create a bounding box.
Zoom In/Out Zoom in or out. While over the preview image, click and hold the left mouse button, and then drag up to zoom in or drag down to zoom out.
Pan Move the preview image. While over the preview image, click and hold the left mouse button, and then drag up, down, left, or right to pan in that direction.
Top View Show the board and components from the top.
Bottom View Show the board and components from the bottom.


Click these buttons to toggle the display of different items. A button is available only if the board includes items of that type.

Nonplated Holes  
Plated Holes  
Filled Areas  
Show Vias  
Show Layers  
Outlines Shows or hides all outline types, including keep-outs and keep-ins.
Filtered Items Shows or hides filtered items. When shown, a filtered-out item is displayed in a different color shade than the corresponding filtered-in item. See Filters.
Origins Shows or hides component origins, which represent the insertion point of each component and are indicated by a red X-axis and a green Y-axis. The direction of these axes show the positive X and Y directions of the local coordinate system.
You can change component insertion points when exporting ECAD data. See User-Defined Origins.
Designators Shows or hides reference designators.
Redraw Refreshes the preview image.


The Windows group is available only if more than one ECAD file is open in CircuitWorks. Click these buttons to organize the applications.

Tile Horizontal Cascade
Tile Vertical    

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