The spacing and positions of boards in cabinets or any intricate mechanical structure may be adjusted using Board Cabinet Editor present in Library Editor.Printed Circuit Boards are usually housed in complex mechanical structures. These structures can hold large number of such boards. In such situations it becomes necessary to evaluate the spacing between boards, proper utilization of available space, etc.
Board Cabinet Editor helps to create cabinets of various shapes and arrange boards within those cabinets. It assists in editing and orientation of all boards present in the project. It also provides 3D view of all the boards placed, thereby giving a real life appearance of the cabinet as a whole.
Board Cabinet editor window appears as shown below.
Boards can be added to cabinet by selecting function tool 'Add boards'.Use its option tools to set board properties.
By selecting option tool'Add board' , a floating window appears as shown below to select the PCB to be added to the Cabinet.
Relocate boards along x,y,z direction according to the need.Choose corresponding options tools from function tool 'Relocate 3D Objects' to relocate the selected item .
Click on option 'Finish relocation ' or press F6 to finish relocation. The graphic item gets anchored on to the current position.