Altium Designer Documentation

Schematic - Default Primitives

Modified by Susan Riege on Jun 7, 2017

Parent page: Schematic Preferences


The Schematic - Default Primitives page of the Preferences dialog.

Summary

The Schematic – Default Primitives page of the Preferences dialog provides controls and information related to primitives in the schematic.

Access

The Schematic – Default Primitives page is part of the main Preferences dialog (DXP » Preferences) and is accessed by clicking the Default Primitives entry under the Schematic folder, in the left-hand pane of the dialog.

Options/Controls

  • Primitive List - use this field to effectively filter the presented listing of primitives. Choose from: All, Wiring Objects, Drawing Objects, Sheet Symbol Objects, Harness Objects, Finite State Machine Objects, Library Objects, and Other.
  • Primitives - This is a list of primitives that can be used on a schematic sheet (filtered in accordance with the chosen entry for the Primitive List field above). Select a primitive and click the Edit Values button to define the default values for that primitive type.
All primitive default values are saved in the Advsch.dft and Advsch.MMsdft files. These files are located in the \Users\<ProfileName>\AppData\Roaming\Altium\Altium Designer <GUID> folder of the installation.
  • Save As - Click this button to save a default primitive file with a *.dft extension. The values for the specified primitive or list of primitives are saved and can be re-used in the future.
  • Load - Click this button to load a default primitive file (*.dft) that has default values. Every time you place a object on a schematic sheet, this object initially has default values.
  • Reset All - Click this button to reset all object default values.
  • Permanent - Enable this option and while changing field values are possible through pressing the TAB key, the default values are not updated and the changes only apply to the placed primitive.

Mils Tab

  • Edit Values - Click this button to change the default values for the highlighted primitive in Mils unit.
  • Reset - Click this button to reset all values in Mils for this highlighted primitive.
  • Reset All - Click this button to reset all object's values in Mils.

MMs Tab

  • Edit Values - Click this button to change the default values for the highlighted primitive in MMs unit.
  • Reset - Click this button to reset all values in MMs for this highlighted primitive.
  • Reset All - Click this button to reset all object's values in MMs.
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