Altium Designer Documentation

Revision Naming Scheme

Created: April 4, 2020 | Updated: April 10, 2020
Now reading version 21. For the latest, read: Revision Naming Scheme for version 22
Applies to Altium Designer versions: 20.1, 20.2 and 21

The Revision Naming Scheme dialog
The Revision Naming Scheme dialog


The Revision Naming Scheme dialog allows you to view and edit information for an item revision's naming scheme.

This dialog is only available for users connected to an Altium 365 Pro account.


From the Properties for Item Revision dialog, click the Revision Naming Scheme link.


Most information for a Revision Naming Scheme cannot be edited once an item is created. The fields that are editable are described below.
  • Content Types - click to open the Content Types dialog to select different content types for use with the revision naming scheme.
  • Apply Changes - after any changes are made, click to save the changes.
  • Reset - click to reset any changed made.
  • Scheme Name - type the desired name into the textbox.
  • Revision ID Levels - choose how many levels should comprise the Revision ID from the drop-down; either 1, 2 or 3.
  • Item and Revision Separator - choose the separator used between Item ID and Revision ID when the full Item-Revision is displayed.
  • Caption - enter caption text to reflect the meaning of each level in the ID. Caption text is used in an Item's lifecycle view (for Level 1 and Level 2, not the Base) and also for the right-click menu commands associated with revision-type changes.
  • Revision ID Format - specify the format of each level in the Revision ID, as well as a separator prefix for each. Formats supported are: Numeric (Zero), Numeric (One), Alphabetical (Uppercase), Alphabetical (Lowercase), and ASME Y14.35M.
  • Minimum Width - define the width of each level in the ID, how many digits/characters are used to represent that part of the ID.
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