Altium Designer Documentation

Module Entry Properties

Modified by Susan Riege on Mar 16, 2018
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.

Parent page: Module Entry

Multi-board object properties are definable options that specify the visual style, content and behavior of the placed object. The property settings for each type of object are defined in two different ways:

  • Pre-placement settings – most Module Entry object properties, or those that can logically be pre-defined, are available as editable default settings on the Multi-board Schematic - Defaults page of the Preferences dialog (access from the  button at the top-right of the workspace). Select the object in the Primitive List to reveal its options on the right.
  • Post-placement settings – all Module Entry object properties are available for editing in the Properties panel when a placed Module Entry is selected in the workspace.

    The Module Entry object default settings in the Preferences dialog, and the Entry mode of the Properties panel.

In the below properties listing, options that are not available as default settings in the Preferences dialog are noted as; 'Properties panel only'.

Properties

  • Designator – specifies the schematic identifier for this Module Entry.
    • Use the button to toggle its visibility in the schematic and the button to toggle the value's ability to be edited.
    • Select the font link (e.g., Times New Roman...) to access and edit the Designator's font settings, attributes and color. Select the Other option to set auto-positioning (Designator immediately inside the parent Module).
  • Type – use the drop-down menu to choose the type of Module Entry (male/female) that matches the connector in the source design.
  • Number of Pins (Properties panel only) – reports the number of pins in the Entry connector.
  • System Entry – select to denote the Entry as a system level connection that is not wired to another Module, for example, an Entry that represents a power input socket.
  • Entry Number (Properties panel only) – the identifier number assigned to this Entry in the parent Module.

Mated Parts/Pins (Properties panel only)

The Mated Parts/Pins region lists the physical part represented by the Entry and connection to which it mates, such as a Wire. Select the symbol to expand the list for access to part's Pin to connector wire/pin mapping.

  • Part column – in expanded view, a list of the individual pins in the connector part and their associated net.
  • Mated part column – the corresponding list of the Connector entries to which each Part pin is connected, such as an individual wire.

Addresses tab (Properties panel only)

Provides a tabular listing of the connection paths and nets for the selected Module Entry.

  • From Name column – the part, pin and net name of the source connection in the Entry's Module.
  • To Name column – the part, pin and net name of the terminating connection in the 'target' Module.
  • Net Name column – the net name for the connection as either a single name or as an aggregated net name (target_net/source_net).

Parameters tab (Properties panel only)

Parameters that are associated with a Module Entry are accessed under the Parameters tab of the Properties panel. All other properties are accessed under the default General tab.

  • Name – the Parameter Name of the listed parameter entry.
  • Value – the Parameter Value associated with the listed parameter Name.
  • Options
    • Use the button to toggle a Parameter's visibility in the schematic and the button to toggle its ability to be edited.
    • Select the font link (e.g., Times New Roman...) to access and edit the Parameter's font settings, attributes and color. Select the Other option to set auto-positioning (Parameter at the bottom of the Module Entry rectangle) and the visibility of the Parameter Name.
  • Add/Delete – click to add a new default Parameter entry to the list. Click to remove the selected Parameter from the list.
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