Altium Designer Documentation

Edit Revision Naming Schemes

Modified by Phil Loughhead on Jun 16, 2017
This documentation page references Altium Vault, which is no longer a supported product. Altium Vault and its component management features have migrated to Altium Concord Pro.


The 3-Level Revision Scheme tab of the Edit Revision Naming Schemes dialog.

Summary

The Edit Revision Naming Schemes dialog allows designers to edit, create, and define revision naming schemes.

For detailed information about Item Revision Naming Schemes, click here.

Access

From the Data Management - Vaults page of the Preferences dialog, click the Properties button and select Edit Revision Naming Schemes from the drop-down menu.

Options/Controls

  • Add New Scheme - To create a new Lifecycle Definition, click the Add New Scheme link at the top of the Edit Revision Naming Schemes dialog. A new Revision Scheme tab will appear in the dialog, ready to be configured.
  • Import Scheme - Click the Import Scheme link to import an existing revision naming scheme.

Revision Naming  Scheme

  • 1-Level Provides a single level of revision naming, in the range 1 to 9, or A to Z, of any width required. Because there is only 1 level of labeling, the revision name can only identify the Revision.
  • 2-Level Provides 2 levels of revision naming, with a default form of Alpha.Number. Examples include A.1, or CZ.83. The first section, or Level 1 of the revision levels, is used to label the Prototype. The second section, or Base of the revision levels, is used to label the Revision.
  • 3-Level Provides 3 levels of revision naming, of the form Number.Alpha.Number. An example would be 02.B.1. The first section, or Level 2 of the revision levels, is used to label the Model, the second section, or Level 1 of the revision levels, is used to label thePrototype, and the third section, or Base of the revision levels, is used to label the Revision.
  • Component Revision Scheme Provides 2 levels of revision naming, with a default form of Alpha.Number. Examples include A.1, or CZ.83. The first section, or Level 1 of the revision levels, is used to label the Major Revision. The second section, or Base of the revision levels, is used to label the Minor Revision.
  • Extension Scheme Provides a single level of revision naming for an extension, in the range 1 to 9, or A to Z, of any width required. Because there is only 1 level of labeling, the name can only identify the extension's Revision.
     
  • Content Types - Click this link to open the Content Type dialog which allows designers to select and enable the desired content type(s) for use.
  • Apply Changes - Click this link to save and apply any changes made in the active revision naming scheme. The active revision naming scheme is whichever revision naming scheme tab you are currently on. 
  • Reset - Click this link to reset all fields in the active revision naming scheme to their defaults. The active revision naming scheme is whichever revision naming scheme tab you are currently on. 
  • Delete - Click this link to delete the active revision naming scheme. The active revision naming scheme is whichever revision naming scheme tab you are currently on. 
  • Clone - Click this button to copy current revision naming schemes.
  • Export - Click this button to save current revision naming schemes as file.

New Revision Naming Scheme

For a new revision naming scheme, designer is responsible for the settings of the revision naming scheme

  • Scheme Name - Enter the name of the new scheme
  • Revision ID Levels - Revision levels could be 1,2,3 depending on designer's requirement.
  • Item and Revision Separator - Choose the separator for revision.
  • Caption - In Altium Designer the following default terms are used in the revision naming schemes. These terms are used to bring meaning and identity to different versions of the same Item.
    • Revision - A revision is a new version of an Item. Using a sequential identification scheme makes it possible to see the history of Item versions. The revision section of the revision number must be incremented each time the design of the Item changes, when that change is not significant enough to require a new prototype or new model.
    • Prototype - A prototype is a working model of a new Item, or new version of an existing Item, that is not yet ready to go to customers. The prototype section of the revision number must be incremented each time a new prototype is created for a given model.
    • Model - A model is defined as a style or design of an item. Having a Model identifier is useful when there is more than one model, for example I have the previous model of that car. The model section of the revision number must be incremented each time a new model is created.
  • Revision ID Format - Choose Revision ID format for different levels. Could be numberic, alphabetical or ASME.
  • Minimum Width - The number in this field represents the number of digits used in the naming scheme.  Use the up/down arrow buttons to adjust the length of the revision naming scheme.
  • Examples - Shows the preview of the revision naming scheme
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