Altium Designer Documentation

Folder Properties

Modified by Tiffany Cullen on Oct 16, 2019
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Three variations of the Folder Properties dialog: Edit FolderAdd Folder, and Add Folder (with Components Folder Type

Summary

The Folder Properties dialog allows you to define the properties for a new folder, or for an existing folder that resides on a server.

Access

The dialog is accessed from the Explorer panel panel in the following ways:

  • To access the Edit Folder dialog, right-click on a folder in the Server Folders region then select Properties from the context menu.
  • To access the Add Folder dialog, right-click on a folder in the Server Folders region then select:
    • Add Top Level Folder » Generic Folder or Other Folder Type or
    • Add Subfolder » Project Folder, Generic Folder or Other Folder Type.
  • To access the Add Folder (with Components Folder Type) dialog, right-click on a folder in the Server Folders region then select Add Top Level Folder » Components.

Options/Controls

  • Folder Name - enter a meaningful name for the folder, perhaps an umbrella term that reflects the relationship of the Items that will be stored within it. This field has a maximum of 160 characters.
  • Folder Type - by default, this field is already set to the folder type selected when the folder was added, either through a menu entry or through the Choose Folder Type dialog (which is an iteration of the Explorer panel). To change the type, click the drop-down arrow at the far right of the field and choose the required type from the drop-down menu.
  • Description - enter any description for the folder, perhaps describing the content it is to hold. This field has a maximum of 255 characters.
  • Item Naming Scheme - this field provides a set of default naming schemes in the drop-down that can be used to quickly define the unique ID for any Item subsequently created within the folder. Using a default naming scheme, the software will automatically assign the next available unique ID based on that scheme. You can create your own scheme for a folder by typing it within the field, ensuring that the variable portion is enclosed in curly braces (e.g., SYMBOL-001-{J000}). See the Defining Naming Schemes for Item Revisions page for more information.
  • Share  - click to open the Share For dialog in which you can specify the permissions of the folder in terms of who can view and access it.
For information about setting permissions for server content, see Controlling Access to Server Content.
  • Add - click to add the defined added or edited folder to the Explorer panel.
  • Component Template - use the drop-down to select the desired template for the component. This option is only available in the Add Folder (with Components Folder Type) variation of the dialog.
  • Configure Parameters Visibility on Add - enable to configure the component's parameter's visibility after adding. This option is only available in the Add Folder (with Components Folder Type) variation of the dialog.
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