The project toolbar access project wide functions
|Options||Access the options sub menu|
|Power On||Power On the circuit virtualization|
|Verify||First pass Compiles source code to verify syntax|
|Save||Ctrl+S||Saves the project in the current project folder|
|PCB||Auto generates a PCB from VZ templates|
|Command||Short cut command generator|
The Options sub-menu access additional less often used functions preventing accidental execution that can occur if they are at the top level.
|Close Project without Saving|
|Save Project and Close|
|Save as Local Project|
|Export Project to Desktop Folder|
|Global option settings|
Close Project without Saving¶
Closes the project and returns to the Platform workspace without saving.
Save Project and Close¶
Saves the project and returns to the Platform workspace.
Save as Local Project¶
Pops up a Project Name dialog to enter a new name for the current project to be saved to the Local Project space.
Save as Local Project is used to save modifications to embedded projects such as tutorials, examples and new project templates to the safe user folder space for access from the Local Projects workspace section.
Projects saved to local appear with the Home icon in the recently used list
Export Project to Desktop Folder¶
Export moves the contents of the current project folder to the Desktop. This is used to move project folders from the protected embedded, local and cloud regions to the unprotected desktop space. Because Desktop is a unprotected space this requires permission in the form of using the Folder Picker to select an existing empty folder. This is because Windows Store Apps’ don’t have the permission to create folders directly.
Training: How to Export Project to Desktop Folder
>RoadMap : Update training to use Export not Fork
Builds the project and launches a virtualization and enters runtime mode.
The main project is the Breadboard currently selected as the Launch Breadboard or if not explicity selected the first Breadboard in the design sheet list becomes the default Launch Breadboard.
The Launch Breadboard can be selected by tapping it’s tile in the Design Sheets list. This is useful to select a specific Breadboard to launch if there is more than one Breadboard in the Design Sheets list.
First pass compiles any source code Design Sheets that are linked to a VBBMicro.
The target information is extracted from the VBBMicro device.
Any syntax errors are shown in the Breadboard console and highlighted in the source code.
Saves the project in the current folder
> RoadMap : Add creation of PCB’s
The command bar shows a drop down list of commands and their shortcuts for performing common tasks.
|Copy||Ctrl+C||Copies currently selected components to clipboard.|
|Cut||Ctrl+X||Copies currently selected components to clipboard then deletes selection|
|Delete||Del||Deletes the currently selected components|
|Mode Select||C||Sets the UI State to Select Mode|
|Mode Move||V||Sets the UI State to Move Mode|
|Mode Zoom||Z||Sets the UI State to Zoom Mode|
|Mode Pan||X||Sets the UI State to Pan Mode|
|Mode Junction||J||Sets the UI State to Junction Mode|
|Mode Link||L||Sets the UI State to Link Mode|
|Paste||Ctrl+V||Pastes components previously copied to the clipboard to the Breadboard|
|Properties Show||P||Shows the properties flyout for the currently selected components|
|Redo||Ctrl+Y||Undo the previous Undo|
|Rotate||SPACE||Left Rotate the currently selected components|
|Save||Ctrl+S||Saves the project yo the current projecy folder|
|Switch Layout||S||Toggles the component layout between Schematic and Breadboard|
|Toolbox Show||T||Shows the Toolbox flyout to add components to the current Breadboard|
|Undo||Ctrl+Z||Undo the previous edit operation|
|Zoom Origin||O||Reset the zoom to 1:1 and offset to 0,0 to restore Breadboard layout origin|