Cell Selector Files
The Cell Selector dialog is used to find and place cells and to create cell selector files (.csf). Cell selector files can contain cells from different cell libraries. Each cell in a cell selector file is displayed on a button in the Cell Selector dialog. The dialog is resizable and each cell's button can be customized.
For each cell that you add to a cell selector file you can define the following properties of its button:
- Orientation in which 3D cells appear
- Whether to show the cell (graphics), cell name, cell description, or cell graphics and name
- Whether to make filled shapes appear as filled on the button, if you show the cell (graphics) or cell graphics and name
- Font, if you show the cell name or description
- A key-in that will be activated when the button is clicked.
After adding a cell selector file you can add to it the entire contents of a cell library and you can add single cells from different cell libraries. You may want to define the properties of each button as you add a cell to it. However, if you want most cells' buttons to have the same properties you can define default properties in the Define Defaults dialog.
After a cell has been added to a cell selector file you can use the Configure Cell Selector Button dialog to change the properties of its button.
For each cell selector file, use the Define Button Size dialog to set the size for all of its buttons and the amount of space between the buttons.
Cell selector files can be edited by copying, moving, deleting, and adding buttons containing cells.