PCB Layout CAD : Routing Work

Delete Route

The Delete Route command allows the designer to delete one or more selected routing objects on your PCB design in a variety of ways such as by deleting a series of routes and by removing the routes between any specified two points. The routing objects include routes and vias.

There are three deletion modes.

Segment
Series
Section

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Segment

This mode allows you to delete a single selected routing object.

 

Series
  

This mode allows you to delete a series of route objects, i.e., all the contiguous routes until a via, a component pad or junction is encountered.
* Vias will be retained when deleting routes.

 

Section

[Drag-Select]
Dragging the selection window while in this mode allows you to remove all routes and vias that fall within the selection area.
* Plane objects will not be deleted.

[Click Two Points]
Clicking any two points on a connected route while in this mode allows you to remove all the routes between them.

Changing the Deletion Mode

Changing the Deletion Mode
The instructions that follow explain how to change the deletion mode.
(1) Select the [Create PCB]
>> [Delete Route] command.
(2) Select the deletion mode at the Deletion Mode field in the Property Window.

Deletion Mode: Route(Segment)

Deletion Mode: Route(Segment)
The instructions that follow explain how to delete a routing object in Route(Segment) deletion mode.
(1) Select "Route(Segment)" from the drop-down menu at the Deletion Mode field.
(2) Position the cursor over the routing object you want to delete.
(3) Click to delete the routing object.

Deletion Mode: Route(Series)

Deletion Mode: Route(Series)
The instructions that follow explain how to delete routing objects in Route(Series) deletion mode.
(1) Select "Route(Series)" from the drop-down menu at the Deletion Mode field.
(2) Position the cursor over any of the connected route segments you want to delete.
* When hovering the cursor over the object, all the connected route segments until a via, a component pad or junction is encountered will be highlighted.
(3) Click to delete all the connected route segments.
* Vias will be retained when deleting routes.

Deletion Mode: Route(Section)

Deletion Mode: Route(Section)
The instructions that follow explain how to delete routing objects in Route(Section) deletion mode.
(1) Select "Route(Section)" from the drop-down menu at the Deletion Mode field.
(2) [Drag-Selection]
Drag the selection window to specify the area where you want to remove the routing objects.
(3) All the routes and vias that fall within the selection area are removed.
* Plane objects will not be deleted.
(4) [Click Two Points]
Click where you want to start deleting on the route.
(5) Move your cursor to the required end point and then click.
(6) All the routes between the specified two points are removed.
* You can specify the two points on the connected route segments until a via, a component pad or junction is encountered.

Use the Filter function when you want to remove routes or vias only.