Altium Designer Documentation


Created: April 19, 2018 | Updated: April 23, 2018
Now reading version 20.2. For the latest, read: ShowPinMapper for version 21
Applies to Altium Designer versions: 18.1, 19.0, 19.1, 20.0, 20.1 and 20.2

Parent page: FPGA Pin Mapper Commands

The following pre-packaged resource, derived from this base command, is available:

Applied Parameters: None


This command is used to access the Pin Mapper dialog, which allows a link to be specified between a schematic component and an external *.csv pin information file that has been generated by the FPGA tool. Altium Designer will detect any changes made to that file and offer a range of pin data synchronization choices, including the option to update the external file to match the net pin names in Altium Designer.

The pin data exchange between the domains is therefore bidirectional, which enables an iterative and cooperative approach to FPGA pin layout through pin swapping while avoiding the errors of manually passing pin data between domains.

To learn more about pin mapping, refer to the FPGA Pin Mapper Quick Guide.


This command can be accessed from the schematic editor by:

  • Right-clicking on a placed component then choosing Pin Mapping from the context menu.


After launching the command, the Pin Mapper dialog opens. Use the dialog to specify a link between a schematic component and an external *.csv pin information file.


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