Altium Designer Documentation

ChangeSingleObject

Created: July 27, 2015 | Updated: April 11, 2017

Parent page: Schematic Commands

The following pre-packaged resources, derived from this base command, are available:


Applied Parameters: Action=EditComponentSupplierLinks

Summary

This command is used to access the Supplier Links dialog, which provides controls to add or remove supplier links for the active library component. A Supplier Link provides the live link between an Altium Designer component and a real-world manufactured item in a supplier's database of electronic components.

Access

This command is accessed from the Schematic Library Editor by right-clicking anywhere in the design workspace, and choosing the Supplier Links command from the context menu.

Use

First, ensure that the component that you wish to manage the supplier links for, is selected in the Components list in the SCH Library panel (and is therefore the active component in the design window).

After launching the command, the Supplier Links dialog will appear. The dialog lists all of the currently defined links for the component. The upper pane shows information for added supplier items, including Manufacturer, Manufacturer Part Number, Description, and Unit Price. You can add or remove supplier items to/from this area. The lower pane shows the detailed Parameters, Documents, Pricing and Stock information for a selected item in the upper pane.

To add an additional Supplier Link, simply click on the Add button. The Add Supplier Links dialog will appear, from where you can search for, and add a link to, the required item.

To delete a Supplier Link for the component, simply select its entry, in the upper region of the Supplier Links dialog, then click the Remove button.

Tips

  1. Many suppliers offer discounts for bulk orders. Use the Order Quantity field to see how pricing changes, per unit, based on quantity of item ordered from the supplier. In addition, you can also change the currency used for the Unit Price - simply select from a range of supported currencies in the drop-down field to the left of the Order Quantity field. Currency conversion will use the latest daily rates, provided you are signed in to your Altium account.
  2. All currently defined Supplier Links for a schematic library component can also be viewed and edited directly from the SCH Library panel. Simply select the required component in the Components region of the panel, to populate the Supplier Links region of the panel. Detailed data for a selected Supplier Item will be displayed in the Supplier Information region of the panel.


Applied Parameters: ContextSensitive=True|Action=EditComponentSupplierLinks

Summary

This command is used to access the Supplier Links dialog, which provides controls to add or remove supplier links for the schematic component currently under the cursor. A Supplier Link provides the live link between an Altium Designer component and a real-world manufactured item in a supplier's database of electronic components.

Access

This command is accessed from the Schematic Editor by right-clicking over a placed component, and choosing the Supplier Links command from the context menu.

Use

First, ensure that the cursor is positioned over the component that you wish to manage the supplier links for, in the main design workspace.

After launching the command, the Supplier Links dialog will appear. The dialog lists all of the currently defined links for the component. The upper pane shows information for added supplier items, including Manufacturer, Manufacturer Part Number, Description, and Unit Price. You can add or remove supplier items to/from this area. The lower pane shows the detailed Parameters, Documents, Pricing and Stock information for a selected item in the upper pane.

To add an additional Supplier Link, simply click on the Add button. The Add Supplier Links dialog will appear, from where you can search for, and add a link to, the required item.

To delete a Supplier Link for the component, simply select its entry, in the upper region of the Supplier Links dialog, then click the Remove button.

Tips

  1. Many suppliers offer discounts for bulk orders. Use the Order Quantity field to see how pricing changes, per unit, based on quantity of item ordered from the supplier. In addition, you can also change the currency used for the Unit Price - simply select from a range of supported currencies in the drop-down field to the left of the Order Quantity field. Currency conversion will use the latest daily rates, provided you are signed in to your Altium account.


Applied Parameters: Action=EditProperties

Summary

This command is used to modify the properties of a placed object on the current document.

Access

This command can be accessed from the Schematic Editor, and Schematic Library Editor, by double-clicking on the required placed object in the main design workspace.

Use

After launching the command, the associated properties dialog for the targeted object will appear, from where you can make the required modifications as required.

Tips

  1. When making changes to objects in schematic source documents, depending on the changes made, and to which objects, it can be a good idea to perform a recompile of the project afterwards.


Applied Parameters: ContextSensitive=True|Action=EditProperties

Summary

This command is used to modify the properties of a placed object on the current document.

Access

This command can be accessed from the Schematic Editor, and Schematic Library Editor, by right-clicking over the required placed object in the main design workspace, and choosing the Properties command from the context menu.

Use

First, ensure that the cursor is positioned over the component whose properties you wish to modify, in the main design workspace.

After launching the command, the associated properties dialog for the targeted object will appear, from where you can make the required modifications as required.

Tips

  1. When making changes to objects in schematic source documents, depending on the changes made, and to which objects, it can be a good idea to perform a recompile of the project afterwards.


Applied Parameters: RunComponentDialog=True

Summary

This command is used to access the associated properties dialog for the active schematic library component, with which to view/edit the properties of that component.

If the component is not linked to a Schematic Symbol Item in an Altium Vault, the dialog will be captioned Library Component Properties. If it is linked to such an Item, it will appear as the Schematic Symbol Properties dialog.

Access

This command is accessed from the Schematic Library Editor by choosing the Tools » Component Properties command from the main menus.

Use

First, ensure that the component that you wish to manage the properties for, is selected in the Components list in the SCH Library panel (and is therefore the active component in the design window).

After launching the command, the properties dialog for the component will appear. Use the dialog to manage the component as required, including:

  • Its designator, comment, and description.
  • Its type.
  • Its graphical attributes.
  • Its parameteric information (if not vault-managed).
  • Its model links (if not vault-managed).

Tips

  1. When a component is placed on a schematic sheet, the dialog becomes a third variant - the Properties for Schematic Component dialog.
  2. The properties dialog for a library component can also be accessed directly from the SCH Library panel. Simply double-click on the entry for the component (in the Components list), or select the entry and click the Edit button beneath the list.

 

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