Altium Designer Documentation

SVN Design Repository

Created: July 28, 2015 | Updated: June 19, 2017

The SVN Design Repository Dialog.


A design repository is a version control system that contains your team's design documents. The SVN Design Repository dialog allows you to edit the properties of a subversion-based design repository, which in turn allows you to manage revisions and version control.


The SVN Design Repository dialog can be accessed through the the Data Management –  Design Repositories page of the Preference dialog. In the Design Repositories page, open the SVM Design Repository dialog in either of the following ways:

  • Double click on a repository.
  • Highlight a repository and click the Properties button.


Use the available options to name your design repository and set the repository location. The dialog also allows you to view the repository's server information.

Design Repository Properties 

  • Name - Review and/or change the name of the design repository.
  • Default Checkout Path - Click the button next to the text box to change the design repository folder.


The Repository fields are displayed for information only.

  • Method - The method of design repository.
  • Server - The host server for the repository.
  • Server Port: View whether the repository uses a default or non default server port.
    • Default - If selected, the repository uses a default server port.
    • Non Default - If selected, the repository uses a non default server port. The server port's information will be displayed as well.
  • Repository Subfolder - The repository's designated subfolder.
  • User Name - Your user name for the repository.
  • Password - Your password for the design repository.
  • Test - Test if the connection to your design repository works. A dialog box will pop up to confirm whether it does or does not. If the connection fails, double check and correct the information you entered.
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