Altium Designer Documentation

Properties for Managed Sheet Instance

Created: July 28, 2015 | Updated: June 19, 2017
Now reading version 15.1. For the latest, read: Properties for Managed Sheet Instance for version 17.1

The Properties for Managed Sheet Instance dialog.
The Properties for Managed Sheet Instance dialog.

Summary

This dialog allows designers to edit the properties of a managed sheet instance.

Access

During placement, the dialog can be accessed by pressing the Tab key.

After placement, the dialog can be accessed by double-clicking on the managed sheet instance or by right-clicking on the managed sheet instance and selecting Properties from the context menu.

Options/Controls

Graphical

  • Location - Edit the and Y values in their respective text boxes to define the location of the managed sheet instance.
  • Size - Edit the X and Y values in their respective text boxes to define the length and width of the sheet symbol size.
  • Fill color - Click the color bar to select a different fill color for the sheet symbol.
  • Border Color - Click the color bar to select a different border color for the sheet symbol
  • Width - Choose the border width from the drop-down list. Options are:
    • Smallest
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

Properties

  • Designator - This field shows the designator for the sheet. Type in the text field to edit the designator.
  • Filename - Displays the name of the managed sheet.
  • Unique Id - The Unique ID (UID) is an system generated value that uniquely identifies this current component. It is used for linking to an associated PCB component on a PCB document. Enter a new UID value or click the Reset button to generate a new UID if you wish to force the Schematic component to be linked to a different PCB component. You will need to update the linkage on the corresponding PCB document.
  • Reset - Assign a new Unique ID (UID) to the schematic component. You will need to update the linkage to a corresponding PCB component. You can also globally reset UIDs of components and sheet symbols at Tools » Reset Component Unique IDs from the menus.
  • Show Hidden Text Fields - Check this box to show hidden texts.
  • Locked - If this option is checked, the component is protected from being edited graphically. Lock a component whose position or size is critical. If you try to edit a design object that is locked, you will be informed that this object is locked and asked if you wish to proceed with the action.

Vault Link

  • Item Revision - Displays the revision of the managed sheet 
  • Choose - Click this button will open the Vault Explorer. This allows you to select a different revision of the managed sheet, if you wish.
  • Vault - Displays the name of the Vault that the managed sheet is sourced from.
  • Show in Explorer - Click this button to open the Vault Explorer and display the location of the managed sheet in the Vault. 
  • Revision Details - Displays the details of the managed sheet revision info. 
  • Revision State - Displays the revision state of the managed sheet.

Parameters

  • Parameter List - Lists all the current existing parameters for the managed sheet instance.
  • Add - Click this button to open the Parameter Properties dialog and create a new parameter.
  • Remove - Click this button to remove a selected parameter(s).
  • Edit - Click this button to open the Parameter Properties dialog edit the properties of an existing parameter.
  • Add as Rule - Click this button top open the Parameter Properties dialog and add a rule for parameter.
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