Altium Designer Documentation

Configuring Schematic Blanket Object Properties in Altium Designer

Created: April 8, 2021 | Updated: August 23, 2021
Applies to Altium Designer version: 21

Parent page: Blanket

Schematic Editor 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 Blanket object properties, or those that can logically be pre-defined, are available as editable default settings on the Schematic - Defaults page of the Preferences dialog (access from the  button at the top-right of the design space). Select the object in the Primitive List to reveal its options on the right.

  • Post-placement settings – all Blanket object properties are available for editing in the Blanket dialog and the Properties panel when a placed Blanket is selected in the design space.


If the Double Click Runs Interactive Properties option is disabled (default) on the Schematic - Graphical Editing page of the Preferences dialog, when the primitive is double-clicked or you right-click on a selected primitive then choose Properties, the dialog will open. When the Double Click Runs Interactive Properties option is enabled, the Properties panel will open. 
While the options are the same in the dialog and the panel, the order and placement of the options may differ slightly. 
In the below options listing, options that are not available as default settings in the Preferences dialog are noted as "Properties panel only".


  • Border ​Width - use the drop-down to select the desired border width. 
  • Line Style - use the drop-down to select the desired line style. 
  • Border Color - click the color box to select the desired color for the border.
  • Fill Color - click the color box to select the desired color for the fill.
  • Collapsed and Disabled - check to collapse and disable blankets.
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