These include Files,Projects and HelpAdvisor panels.These panels can bemoved, docked or clipped by clicking onthe panel title anddragging it to a newlocation.Click on the tab at thebottom of the panel todisplay its contents.
Click the down-arrowicon to display theSystem menu and setup the systempreferences. All other menus and toolbarsautomatically changeto suit the documentbeing edited.
Editor specificand sharedpanels can bechosen from thePanel Control list.
Use the naturallanguage helpsystem to quicklyfind the answer toyour question.
More pop out panelsare displayed byclicking on thesetabs. These panelscan also be moved,docked or clipped.
Common tasksare listed to getstarted quickly.
Welcome to Protel DXP
Welcome to the world of Protel DXP – a complete 32- bit electronic design system for Windows NT/XP.Protel DXP provides a completely integrated suite of design tools that lets you easily take your designsfrom concept through to final board layout.All Protel DXP tools run within a single application environment – the
. Start Protel DXPand the Design Explorer opens, putting all your design tools at your fingertips. You benefit from asingle, consistent, customizable user environment.This tutorial is designed to give you an overview of how to create a schematic, update the designinformation to a PCB and generate manufacturing output files. It also investigates the concept ofprojects, integrated libraries and circuit simulation.
The Protel DXP Design Explorer
The Design Explorer is your interface to your designs and the design tools. To start Protel DXP andopen the Design Explorer, select
Programs » Altium » Protel DXP
from the Windows Start menu. Whenyou open Protel DXP, the most common initial tasks are displayed for easy selection.As you create your design documents, you can easily switch between editors, for example, theSchematic Editor and the PCB Editor. The Design Explorer will change toolbars and menus accordingto the editor you are currently working in. The name of some workspace panels will initially bedisplayed down the right side of the workspace. Click on these names to pop out the panels, whichthen can be moved, docked or clipped to suit your work environment.The following diagram shows the Design Explorer when several documents and editors are open atthe same time and the windows have been tiled.