Altium Designer Documentation

Columns Setup (SCH)

Created: December 4, 2018 | Updated: December 4, 2018
Now reading version 19.1. For the latest, read: Columns Setup (SCH) for version 21
Applies to Altium Designer versions: 19.0, 19.1, 20.0, 20.1 and 20.2

The Columns Setup (SCH) dialog


This dialog allows you to control which columns are available in the tables for the SCH List or SCHLIB List panel.


This dialog can be accessed from the SCH List or SCHLIB List panel by right-clicking then selecting Choose Columns from the context menu.


Available Columns

  • Attribute - Displays available object attributes shown in the SCH List or SCHLIB List panel.
  • Display Mode - Click to open a drop-down to select a display mode for the attribute: AutomaticShow, or Hide. In Automatic mode, an attribute column will be automatically displayed if it is common to all design objects currently displayed in the panel. Select Show to allow you to force the display of the attribute, or it can be hidden completely (Hide).
  • Show All Attributes - Enable this option to show all possible attributes.

Right-click Menu

This region of the panel includes a right-click menu that allows you to decide how the Attribute column is populated:

  • Edit Selected - Select to edit the selected attribute's Display Mode.
  • Show All Attributes - Select this option to show all possible attributes.
  • Show Enabled Primitive Attributes - Select this option to show only attributes with enabled primitives in the active workspace.
  • Advanced - From the sub-menu, select specific attributes to display (Class Type, Layer, Object Kind, Width, etc.). The Hide All Attributes option will clear the Attribute column.

Visible Columns

Displays which columns are currently displayed in the List panel.

  • Up/Down - Use to move selected attribute columns up or down in the list.

Additional Control

  • Default - click to set all column settings to the system defaults.
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