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With this release, you can set the drill symbol with one size on a Drill Drawing View and a different size on the Drill Table. You can set the desired size defaults on the Drill Symbol tab of the Draftsman – Defaults page of the Preferences dialog or for a specific project in the Drill Symbols Configurations dialog as shown in the images below.
To set different sizes for the Drill Drawing View and Drill Table, click to unlink the two sizes then set the desired sizes independently of each other. An option has been added to the Via Type mode of the Properties panel that allows you to select from what side covering should be applied.
The Side option in the Properties region of the panel includes a drop-down so that you can choose the desired side. The options of the drop-down depend on the via type selected in the ViaType option in the same region of the panel. For via types 1B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5, 6b, and 7, the option is essentially disabled with Both as the only option and is the default for those via types. When connected to an Altium Workspace , note that the Generic Components functionality is not supported with the Standard Subscription Plan.
As such, this functionality will not be available with this level of access to Altium Also, note that the Generic Components functionality is not supported when connected to a Concord Pro Workspace.
This release introduces the concept of standard Generic Components, which can quickly be placed in a design without the need to find and choose a specific manufactured part.
Generic Components are intended as placeholders that are easily replaced by parameter-matched real-world components later in the design process. They also can be considered as virtual or parametric components. A new SheetSymbolDesignator special string has been added as part of this release. This special string can be placed on a child schematic sheet to display the designator of the associated Sheet Symbol object that is placed on the parent schematic sheet.
The SheetSymbolDesignator special string can also be used in a multi-channel design. Select a compiled tab of the child schematic sheet to display the converted value of the special string. Use the SheetSymbolDesignator special string to show the parent sheet symbol’s designator. Hover the cursor over the image to see the special string’s converted value on the compiled tab of the sheet. The Tools » Update from Libraries schematic editor and Tools » Update Schematics schematic library editor commands are now functional for alternative components in variants.
Running either of these commands results in updating parameters of alternate components, which are visible in the Variant Management dialog and a compiled tab of the schematic sheet. When updating the alternate components using the Tools » Update from Libraries command from the main menus of the schematic editor, make sure that the Include Variants and Update To Latest Revision options are enabled on the first page of the Update From Library dialog that opens after launching the command.
Example of an updated alternate component from the Workspace library. Shown here is the alternate component before the update. Hover the cursor over the image to see the component after creating a new revision and updating the component using the Update from Libraries command. You can now negate include a bar over the top of a Power Port object as can be done for ports, net labels, and sheet entries.
Include a backslash character after each character in the Name field in the Power Port mode of the Properties panel e. To assist in identifying Text String objects that are using special strings, the name of the special string can now be shown on the schematic sheet.
When the new Display Name of Special String option is enabled on the Schematic — Graphical Editing page of the Preferences dialog, each special string has its name displayed as a faint superscript. To improve the usability of the Via mode of the Properties panel when editing a via stack in Top-Middle-Bottom or Full Stack mode, the user interface of the panel’s Via Stack section has been changed.
Basic information about the via stack on different layers of the PCB design is now available for viewing and editing in tabular form.
When you click within a layer name cell, the Thermal Relief option becomes available. A custom thermal relief can be set if the Relief option is enabled. Tuning and matching the route lengths within a specific tolerance is an essential ingredient for a high-speed design as it ensures that timing-critical signals arrive at their target pins at the same time.
In this release, tools for specifying length matching requirements have been enhanced by implementing a feature for selecting an xSignal as a target for a Matched Lengths design rule when an xSignal class or all xSignals of the design is used as the rule scope.
The previous behavior used the longest xSignal of the xSignal class as a target for length matching. When an xSignal class is selected as a Matched Length design rule scope, one of its xSignals can be selected as a source target.
The xSignal selected as a target will be labeled as such in the new Margin column of the xSignals mode of the PCB panel while deviation from this target length is shown in this column for other xSignals of the selected class. Deviation from the target length is shown in the new Margin column.
During interactive length tuning, the Interactive Length Tuning mode of the Properties panel provides the ability to switch between tuning relative to the selected target xSignal the new behavior or the longest net in the xSignal class scoped by the rule the previous behavior. Select a desired mode for the tuning target during interactive length tuning. If a PCB component has its primitives locked the Primitives option in the Component mode of the Properties panel is in its state , most properties of these primitives can no longer be modified by graphical e.
This will help to prevent occasional changes of component primitives that can result in incorrect assembly and fabrication outputs. By way of an example, the Pad mode of the Properties panel is shown in the image below for a pad that is a constituent part of a PCB component that has its primitives locked.
Note that all properties of the pad except for Net and Testpoint properties are dimmed and not available for editing. Note also that the icon is shown at the far right of the pad’s Component field, which denotes that the parent component has its primitives locked, and pad properties cannot be modified. The Pad mode of the Properties panel on the left for a pad of a PCB component that has its primitives locked on the right. Enhanced Save to Server Dialog.
A hint that describes how to link an existing task to the project commit has been added to the Save to Server dialog. The ” Add task-id to connect this commit to a task ” text is displayed in the Comment field. As the hint states, add the task ID to the Comment field as it appears in the Comments and Tasks panel ; the task will be linked to the project commit that will be created after clicking OK in the dialog.
The link to the commit will be shown in the task detail pane when the task tile is selected on the Tasks page of the Altium Workspace browser interface or the Tasks view of the project’s detailed management page. Click the link to open the project’s History view with the related commit highlighted on the timeline.
The link to the connected commit will be shown in the task detail pane. Hover the cursor over the image to see the History page that opens after clicking the link and the related commit highlighted on the timeline. The speed of the simulation process has been increased when running analyses. Also, when using the Components panel for browsing large simulation model libraries, the speed to upload the content of such libraries has been improved. Simulation models used in a project are cached now in the project, so simulation of such projects can be easily run on different machines.
Any digit or number may be used as the first or last index of a repeated Sheet Symbol, including 0. Negative numbers are not allowed.
The last index must always be larger than the first index. Use this new feature to add the new class Component Class Name to set parameters for components within a blanket by means of the Parameter Set mode of the Properties panel. Associating the Component Class Name to a component or group of components will result in sending the information about the component class, its name and members to the PCB as is done currently for Net Classes. Added the ability to mark a pin as containing internal pull-up or pull-down resistors.
The new graphical symbol will be displayed next to the pin as sown in the images below. Many designers use the special string capabilities available in Altium Designer to create complex strings that display important information on the schematic sheets. Special string support has been added to Text Frames and Notes, allowing you to create complex special string definitions as a single, multi-line text object. Altium Designer supports resolving numerical calculations defined in a Text String, with support for resolving numerical calculations extended to include those defined in schematic Text Frames and Notes.
When this feature originally entered into closed beta as indicated above , the special string or formula had to be enclosed in curly brackets. The last variant that was set prior to closing a project is now remembered and will be the variant presented when the project is reopened. Previously, the base design [No Variation] was always presented when the project was reopened. A number of improvements have been applied to the Counterholes functionality that was implemented in previous releases.
If the size of the counterhole is larger than or equal to the pad size, the pad shape is removed from the corresponding side of the PCB since this pad shape will be drilled out when drilling the counterhole. Example of a removed pad shape from the top layer. Previous releases include significant improvements to the process of working with Rigid-Flex board designs in Altium Designer.
This new feature set is referred to as Rigid-Flex 2. In this release, to enable the Rigid-Flex 2. Enable the Advanced Rigid-Flex mode to configure a Rigid-Flex board; either via the Tools menu or by clicking the features button hover the cursor over the image to show this. Note that when trying to disable the Rigid-Flex 2. When the option is enabled, the rule tests the creepage distance between scoped polygons and other objects.
If a polygon pour and other objects are scoped by a Creepage Distance design rule with the Apply to Polygon Pour option enabled and a Clearance design rule , both rules are considered and the tightest set of constraints is applied when pouring the polygon.
For example, if the Creepage Distance rule has a larger constraint value than the Clearance rule, this larger value will be applied. An option for accessing the Comment Export Configuration dialog has been added to the Comments and Tasks panel.
Click the button at the top-right of the panel then select the Export Comments option from the menu to open the dialog and configure the comment export to a separate document. The Remove Leading Zero option has been added to the Document Options mode of the Properties panel that allows you to automatically remove the leading zero for mil and inch values. This option is disabled by default. Default values of some additional properties of the Draftsman’s Drill Table object can now be defined on the Draftsman – Defaults page of the Preferences dialog.
Default settings for some additional options of Draftsman’s Drill Table can now be defined on the Drill Symbols tab of the Preferences Draftsman – Default page.
The xDxDesigner Importer has been enhanced to allow importing an xDxDesigner project to also import defined variants of that project automatically. To import xDxDesigner project variants, the following steps should be performed:. This release brings further improvements to the Sensitivity Analysis tool. Group Deviations of Global parameters as a sensitivity parameter are now supported, and Temperature as a sensitivity parameter is also now supported.
The Global Paramete r option has been added to the Sensitivity analysis Group Deviations options; hover the cursor over the image to show where the parameters are defined. Adding cross-references to the project allows you to easily follow the connective flow of nets between the schematic sheets in a project.
In this release, the support of cross-references has been extended by adding the Jump to commands for Sheet Entry and Off Sheet Connector objects. When cross-references are enabled for sheet entries on the Options tab of the Project Options dialog , use the Sheet Entry Actions right-click menu of a sheet entry to Jump to the matching port on the child schematic sheet. Use the Jump to command to jump to the matching port.
Definitions on the first page of the Update From Library dialog and the Library Update Settings dialog are persistent. They are stored in the project file upon saving.
For parameter and model update actions, still further control is afforded through the Library Update Settings dialog. Access this dialog by clicking the Advanced button. Not only can you define the default, global update actions for parameters and models using this dialog, but also control which specific parameters and models are included in the update.
After defining the scope of the update as required, and the default actions to be carried out, you could click Finish , then review and execute the changes to be implemented in the subsequent Engineering Change Order that is generated. Should you want to further refine the update on a per-component basis, prior to generating the ECO, click Next to access the second page of the dialog, detailed in the next section. Definitions on the second page of the Update From Library dialog are not persistent.
They will be lost if you go back to the first page or close the dialog. The second page of the Update From Library dialog presents you with a detailed grid, listing all components instances involved in the intended update process. The previous page of the dialog allowed you to specify, at a coarse level, which physical component types get included in the update. This page allows you to fine-tune exactly which component instances of those types get updated. For each component, the entry for the source library component will initially be that used to place the component instance in the first place.
This information is taken from the Library Link region of the placed component’s Properties panel. Typically, the update will involve passing on changes made to the original physical component in the source library, to the placed instance s of that same physical component on the schematic sheet s.
There may be occasion where you want to change the physical component that is placed in the design altogether. This can be readily specified as part of the update. You can specify an alternate component for a component instance by directly editing the corresponding Physical Component field in the Library Components region. Update in this case will not be possible, for that component instance. You cannot search for database components along a specified search path. Alternatively, select a component instance in the grid then click the Choose Component button.
The Browse Libraries dialog appears, from where you can browse for the required replacement component in any of the currently Available Libraries for the project. The dialog also provides a search facility, which can be used to search for a component within the Available Libraries or along any nominated search path.
When a valid component is chosen, the relevant information for the chosen component will be entered into the Library Components region of the page, overwriting the original source library component. If you want to revert to the original source library – keeping the original physical component – select the component instance in the grid then click the Return Selected to Default button.
Individual parameter-level changes for a component instance will be shown only if the Full Replace option is disabled and the Parameters option is enabled in the Actions region of the page. If you want to browse individual parameter changes proposed by the update, click the Parameter Changes button.
The Select Parameter Changes dialog will open, summarizing the parameter changes for those component instances with a parameter update action enabled. In the illustration below, notice that component instances C1, C3, C7, and C10 have their parameter update action disabled, and therefore, do not appear in the dialog. As with the Update Parameters From Database tool, the dialog will list all mapped parameters for those component instances linked to an external database.
In addition, all parameters found in the placed component instances involved in the parameter update will also be listed. This is a key difference when accessing the Select Parameter Changes dialog between these two update tools. Again, the dialog shows proposed changes to be made in order to bring the parameters of the placed components back into sync with those for the components in the relevant source library or database.
The proposed updates are in accordance with the update actions defined in:. Parameter differences are highlighted by the use of a unique icon inserted in the relevant cell.
See the next section Parameter Update States for a full listing of all possible cell states. Use the available controls in the dialog buttons or right-click menu to determine with which parameter changes to proceed and which to reject, giving you the power to override the default update conditions at the individual parameter-level. Remember that rejecting a proposed update in a cell means you do not want to have any changes made to that parameter for that particular component instance on the schematic sheet.
The following table lists the possible cell states. The Update From Libraries command explained in the previous section is used solely to update placed components on schematic sheets. Although models can be included as part of that update, it is the model linking that is being considered and not the actual graphical attributes of the linked model.
This update tool checks the component footprints on a board against the corresponding footprints in source PCB Footprint libraries by performing a physical comparison of each footprint’s primitives.
The Proposed Change List lists all designators for the parts contained within the sheets selected for annotation. For each entry, details of the Current and Proposed Designator values are included along with the component’s Sub part and the source Location of Part.
Checking the box associated with a Designator will lock that specific designator from any changes. Similarly, checking the Sub box will prevent that specific multi-part component from being updated. This option can be used as an alternative to setting the Lock icon in the Properties panel.
Once the ECO is executed, the annotation changes will be applied to the design. The Tools » Annotation menu contains a number of targeted Schematic Annotation commands. The first item in the group, Annotate Schemati c , has already been discussed.
Various available annotation commands. If large portions of content have been cut and pasted from different sources into a new design, it may be necessary to reset all designators. Because this command uses settings taken from the Annotate dialog, it will be applied to items previously set within that dialog.
For instance, if all Schematic Sheets To Annotate were previously checked, then the Reset Schematic Designators command will apply to the entire project whether the sheets are currently opened in the editor or not.
If only a few Schematic Sheets To Annotate were previously checked, then the Reset Schematic Designators command will only affect those sheets. When duplicating portions of a design, the newly-copied components will still hold the same designator values as those from which they were copied. The Reset Duplicate Schematic Designators command provides a fast way to reset duplicate designators to ‘?
For instance, if all Schematic Sheets To Annotate were previously checked, then the Reset Duplicate Schematic Designators command will apply to the entire project whether the sheets are currently opened in the editor or not.
If only a few Schematic Sheets to Annotate were previously checked, then the Reset Schematic Designators command will only affect those sheets.
The Annotate Schematics Quietly command makes it possible to apply all of the previous settings of the Annotate dialog without needing to reopen the main dialog. Consequently, the Force Annotate All Schematics command uses settings that were previously set within the Annotate dialog when determining which components and sheets can be updated.
After launching this command, a request for confirmation appears that details the number of designators that will be updated if accepted. Annotation changes that needed to propagate in the reverse direction – from the PCB to the schematic – were handled via a Back Annotation process.
ECO file to direct the changes to be applied to schematic designators. The Number Schematic Sheets command does not alter component designators but rather schematic sheet designators numbers. Conceptually, it is therefore related to the general concept of design annotation.
Sheet and document numbering allows you to take control over the sheet designation and store them as parameters within the respective schematic documents. Numbering schematic sheets.
Enable to perform automatic sheet numbering. The values will be displayed in the Projects panel. You can also enable automatic sheet numbering by checking the Automatic Sheet Numbering option on the Options tab of the Project Options dialog.
Click on the Auto Sheet Number drop-down button to access the sheet numbering options. The Select Numbering Method options allow for Increasing or Decreasing sequential values to be selected.
Click on the Auto Document Number drop-down to access the document numbering options. They are essentially the same as the Auto Sheet Number options except with the addition of Prefix and Postfix values. Click on the Update Sheet Count button to tally up the number of sheets in the current project and place the result in the SheetTotal column.
The sheet count will be the total number of sheets in the project regardless of the numbering scheme selected in either of the previous controls. Use the Move Up or Move Down buttons to move a selected schematic document up or down in the list.
If an organization has a specific number or naming system that cannot be automated through either the Auto Sheet Number or Auto Document Number commands, custom sheet names and numbers can be written directly into the SheetNumber or DocumentNumber fields. Sheet or Document Numbers cannot be configured for Device Sheets when they are read-only default state and will be cross-hatched in the Sheet Numbering For Project dialog to indicate they cannot be updated.
When Device Sheets are set as editable, the cross-hatching is removed and Sheet and Document Numbering can be configured as normal. Board Level Annotation is the process of annotating the compiled components the physical view of your components of your design through the Schematic Editor.
Board Level Annotation allows you to either name your components based on a number of naming schemes or specify custom names. Altium Designer manages Annotation files automatically. You can choose to name all of the components in your project, name selected components, or name only those components that are not designated.
To annotate the compiled components in your project through the Schematic Editor:. The Board Level Annotate dialog displays all of the schematic documents in your project.
The left side allows you to control the scope of annotation at the Sheet, Channel and Part Level. The columns in the Filter Options region do not change. The Schematic Sheet column lists all of the schematic documents in your project. A schematic document may be listed more than once if your design includes multiple channels. The Channel Name column lists all of the relevant channels in your design. If there are no channels in the design, this column will be populated with the schematic sheet name.
Uncheck the box to exclude this sheet from Board Level Annotation. When pressed, the All On button checks the Enabled checkbox for all schematic sheets in the project. The All Off button disables the Enabled checkbox for all schematic sheets in the project. The right side of the dialog allows you to view Schematic Source Component s, view Calculated Design Data used in the current naming scheme whether this is the default name for compiled components or the applied naming scheme, highlighted in green , apply a Naming Scheme and view the resultant PCB Component Instance.
Upon first opening the Board Level Annotate dialog, the Calculated Design Data section displays the Room name column, which corresponds to the default Annotate Option selected. Once you have performed a Board Level Annotation, the columns displayed in the Calculated Design Data represent the keywords selected in your naming scheme for annotation in your Annotate Options.
These columns are updated dynamically based on your selection. Check the box to enable the Naming Scheme for this component; uncheck the box to disable. Note that when this field is unchecked, the PCB Component Instance column can be edited so you can specify a custom designator for your component. This field is dictated by either the Naming Scheme selected or a custom value that can only be specified when the Naming Scheme field is unchecked.
The custom name can contain any combination of alphanumeric and non-alphanumeric characters. Annotate Options accessed by clicking the Annotate Options button in the Board Level Annotate dialog allows you to further customize your Annotation using either predefined or custom Naming Schemes.
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Parent page: Workspace Content Types. From a designer’s perspective, a Workspace component gathers together all information needed to represent that component across all design domains, within a single entity. It could therefore be thought of as a container in this respect — a ‘bucket’ into which all domain models and parametric information is stored. In terms of its representation in the various domains, a component doesn’t contain the domain models themselves, but rather links to these models.
These links are specified when defining the component. Altium Designer, in conjunction with your connected Workspace , caters for the ability to create and manage symbols Symbol Items in that Workspace. Such symbols are created directly within the Workspace.
Once a symbol has been created and data saved into a revision of it , it can be reused in the creation of one or more components. The interface to this process — the Library Importer — presents an intuitive flow that takes initial selected libraries, and imports them to your Workspace. Learn more about the Library Importer. When creating the folder in which to store symbols, you can specify the folder’s type.
This has no bearing on the content of the folder — saving a schematic symbol will always result in a corresponding Symbol Item. It simply provides a visual ‘clue’ as to what is stored in a folder and can be beneficial when browsing a Workspace for particular content.
To nominate a folder’s use as a container for symbols, set its Folder Type as Symbols , when defining the folder properties in the Edit Folder dialog. Specifying the folder type — its intended use — gives a visual indication of the content of that folder when browsing the Workspace. Another important aspect of the parent folder is the Item Naming Scheme employed for it.
This defines the format of the unique ID for each Item created in that particular folder. Using a default naming scheme, the software will automatically assign the next available unique ID, based on that scheme, having scanned the entire Workspace and identifiers of existing content. This can be a great time-saver when manually creating symbols. A custom scheme can also be defined for a folder by typing it within the field, ensuring that the variable portion is enclosed in curly braces e.
When creating a target Symbol Item in which to store your schematic symbol, ensure that its Content Type is set to Symbol , in the Create New Item dialog. If you are creating the Item in a Symbols type folder, this content type will be available from the right-click context menu when creating the Item. Creating a symbol within a Symbols folder — the correct Content Type is available on the context menu.
When defining a symbol, be sure to specify the type of lifecycle management to be used for the symbol, and the naming scheme employed for its revisions, respectively. Control over which content types can use a particular lifecycle definition or revision naming scheme, can be defined and enabled at a global level from within the Content Types dialog , when defining each schema.
The default schemes assigned for use by a symbol are: Generic Lifecycle and 1-Level Revision Scheme , respectively. Selecting the Lifecycle Definition and Revision Naming schemes for a manually created symbol. So far, we’ve discussed the support for a symbol in the Workspace, in terms of related folder and content types.
Saving an actual defined schematic symbol into a revision of a Symbol Item can be performed in a streamlined way.
A schematic symbol can be edited and saved into the initial revision of a newly-created Symbol Item, courtesy of the Workspace’s support for direct editing. Direct editing frees you from the shackles of separate version-controlled source data. You can simply edit a supported content type using a temporary editor loaded with the latest source direct from the Workspace itself.
And once editing is complete, the entity is saved or re-saved into a subsequent planned revision of its parent Item, and the temporary editor closed. There are no files on your hard drive, no questioning whether you are working with the correct or latest source, and no having to maintain separate version control software. The Workspace handles it all, with great integrity and in a manner that greatly expedites changes to your data.
When you create a Symbol Item, you have the option to edit and save a schematic symbol into the initial revision of that Item, after creation. To do so, enable the Open for editing after creation option, at the bottom of the Create New Item dialog which is enabled by default.
The Item will be created and the temporary Schematic Library Editor will open, presenting a. SchLib document as the active document in the main design window. SchLib e. Example of editing the initial revision of a symbol, directly from the Workspace — the temporary Schematic Library Editor provides the document with which to define your schematic symbol.
Use the document to define the schematic symbol as required. For more information on doing this, see Creating a Schematic Symbol. There are three relevant controls when direct editing, readily available from the Quick Access Bar at the top-left of the main application window , or from the Sch Lib Standard toolbar:.
Use this button to save the defined schematic symbol to the Workspace, storing it within the initial planned revision of the target Symbol Item. The Edit Revision dialog will appear, in which you can change Name, Description, and add release notes as required. The document and editor will close after the save. SchLib , will be stored in the revision of the Item. The saved data stored in the Workspace consists of the source schematic symbol, saved in a Schematic Library file named using the Symbol Item’s Name.
In the Explorer panel , switch to the Preview aspect view tab to see the symbol graphics. Browse the saved revision of the symbol, back in the Explorer panel. Switch to the Preview aspect view tab to see the symbol graphics. Once a schematic symbol has been saved to a Workspace, and its lifecycle state set to a level that the organization views as ready for use at the design level, that symbol can be reused in the creation of one or more components.
When directly editing a revision of a component from a Workspace, how a symbol revision is added for use, depends on which mode of editing is being used:. Single Component Editing — the symbol revision is added to the component’s Models region. Use the drop-down associated with the Add Symbol entry to choose the Existing command. An explorer-like dialog will open, with which to browse to, and choose, the required symbol revision.
Example of referencing a symbol revision as a model link, when direct editing a revision of a component using the Component Editor in its Single Component Editing mode. Batch Component Editing — the symbol revision is added to the component’s Model Links region. This region can be thought of in terms of a ‘bucket’ of domain models that can be accessed by any component definition. Assignment is a case of specifying which links are required for each definition.
The Choose Models dialog will open essentially an incarnation of the Explorer panel with which to browse to, and choose, the required symbol revision. Example of referencing a symbol revision as a model link, when direct editing a revision of a component using the Component Editor in its Batch Component Editing mode. At any stage, you can come back to any revision of a symbol in the Workspace, and edit it directly:. Once again, the temporary editor will open, with the library containing the source schematic symbol contained in the revision, opened for editing.
Make changes as required, then save the document into the next revision of the symbol. Accessing the command to launch direct editing of an existing symbol revision from within the Explorer panel. When you make a change to a domain model — be it a symbol, footprint model, or simulation model — the moment you save that change into a new revision of the model, any components that use that model will become effectively out of date, still using the previous revision.
In most cases, you will no doubt want to re-save those components, with the respective model links updated to use the latest revisions available.
To streamline this process, a Workspace, in conjunction with Altium Designer, facilitates the ability to update related components — at the point of re-saving a model — after having made any modifications to that model through the direct editing feature. The option to perform this update to the parent components can be found in the Create Revision dialog that appears when saving the modified symbol back to the target Workspace.
Accessing the option to update related components that are referencing the symbol being re-saved. Once you click OK in the Create Revision dialog, the modified symbol is saved back to the Workspace, and its associated temporary editor closed. All components referencing that symbol will be re-saved to use its new revision automatically the next revision of each component is automatically created and the save performed. Example of automatic update in action. Here, the graphics for a symbol have been changed.
The component that references the symbol is automatically updated — re-saved into its next revision, to use the new revision of the symbol. Download the data stored in a revision of a symbol by right-clicking on that revision in the Explorer panel and choosing the Operations » Download command from the context menu.
The schematic library file will be downloaded into a sub-folder under the chosen directory, named using the Item Revision ID.
The file can be found in the Released folder therein. When connected to a Workspace, flexible functionality is available for removing a symbol directly from within Altium Designer:. The Delete Items dialog will appear, in which to confirm the deletion. The action is actually a ‘soft delete’, whereby the symbol will be moved into the Trash area of the Workspace. The Trash is essentially a recycle bin into which any content within your Workspace can be moved through a soft delete action.
It is isolated from the rest of the Workspace. Soft deletion of a symbol from within the Explorer panel. The symbol will be moved to the Workspace’s Trash area. To proceed with the deletion, click the button. The symbol will be removed and a Deletion Summary dialog will confirm successful deletion. If there was an issue with deletion, this will be flagged to you.
The content deleted in this manner can be found on the Trash page of the Workspace’s browser interface. Note that you can only view the content that you have personally soft deleted. Administrators will be able to see the full content of the Trash page — so all content that has been soft deleted. Symbols in a Workspace Connected to Altium Designer.
Using Altium Documentation. Item Naming Scheme. The Item Naming Scheme employed for the parent folder can be changed at any time. The modified scheme will then be applied to any subsequent newly-created content within that folder.
Item Lifecycle Definition and Revision Naming.