The Sibling Window function is used to create an
additional editing window that is in the same family group as the
current window. Sibling windows share the same set of opened data files with one
another. Additional files that are opened will immediately be available to all
sibling windows. Likewise, additions, deletions, and modifications made to an
individual file will be immediately represented in any sibling window that is
showing that file.
Within the graphics editor, sibling windows are useful for displaying PCB and
schematic data simultaneously. The value of this functionality is demonstrated
most significantly when using one of the several functions (such as
highlighting a signal net)
that operate upon all files in a project. Highlighting a net on a schematic sheet
will immediately cause the same net to be highlighted on the PCB.
Within the text editor, a pair of sibling windows are helpful for the cutting and
pasting of data between individual files, and are required for the used of the
File Comparison function.
The Shift + Arrow keys may be used to transfer focus amongst
several sibling windows.