Altium Designer Documentation

Testpoint Manager

Created: July 28, 2015 | Updated: June 19, 2017

The Testpoint Manager dialog.
The Testpoint Manager dialog.

Summary

The Testpoint Manager dialog provides controls for fabrication and assembly related testpoint settings .

Access

This dialog is accessed by selecting Tools » Testpoint Manager from the toolbar.

Options/Controls

Testpoint Net Status 

This region provides a listing of all nets in the design including a status listing for each net which indicates their testpoint coverage. Nets are listed as either Complete or Incomplete– for both bare-board fabrication and in-circuit assembly testing. Select individual or multiple nets and assign assembly or fabrication testpoints accordingly, using commands available from the right-click menu. Alternatively, use the available commands from the menu to assign testpoints to all nets or to clear testpoint assignments from selected or all nets.

Buttons

  • Fabrication Testpoints - Click this button to access controls for assigning and clearing fabrication testpoints. These commands are also available in the right-click menu.
  • Assembly Testpoints - Click this button to access controls for assigning and clearing assembly testpoints. These commands are also available in the right-click menu.
  • Search Order - Click this button to access a definable search order of pad/via object types – giving you even finer control over the priority by which such objects are considered when automatically assigning testpoints. Right-click in the list to access controls for moving an entry Up (shortcut: Shift+Up Arrow) or Down (shortcut: Shift + Down Arrow). Click the button again to hide the list.

Status Summary

  • Status Summary - Click this link to expand/collapse the Status Summaries region as required. The Status Summaries region provides a full summary of the testpoint status for the board, for both testing modes. This region updates with each assignment or clearance action performed.

Assignment Results

  • Assignment Results - Click this link to expand/collapse the Assignment Results region as required. The Assignment Results region gives lower-level detail, for example on the number of top/bottom pads/vias involved in an assignment/clearance.
  • Results Frame - This region provides detailed results for each assignment or clearance action performed within the Testpoint Manager dialog. Details can include the number of top/bottom pads/vias involved in an assignment/clearance and also a possible indication of why an assignment failed.
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