Altium Designer Documentation

Configuring Schematic Sheet Entry Object Properties in Altium Designer

Created: October 19, 2019 | Updated: October 19, 2019
Now reading version 19.1. For the latest, read: Sheet Entry Properties for version 21
Applies to Altium Designer version: 19.1

Parent page: Sheet Entry

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 Sheet Entry 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 workspace). Select the object in the Primitive List to reveal its options on the right.
  • Post-placement settings – all Sheet Entry object properties are available for editing in the Properties panel when a placed Sheet Entry is selected in the workspace.

   The Sheet Entry default settings in the Preferences dialog and the Sheet Entry mode of the Properties panel


  • ​Name - the name of the sheet entry.
  • I/O Type - use the drop-down to select the I/O type for the sheet entry. Choices include: UnspecifiedOutputInput, and Bidirectional.
  • ​Harness Type - use the drop-down to select the type of harness.
  • Font - use the controls to select the font, font size, font color, and add any desired special characteristics to the font, such as bold, italics, and underlining.
  • Kind - use the drop-down to select the kind of text. Choices include:
    • Block & Triangle
    • Triangle
    • Arrow
    • Arrow Tail
  • Border Color - click the color box to access controls to select the border color.
  • Fill Color - click the color box to access controls to select the border color.
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