Altium Designer Documentation

Parameter Variation

Modified by Jason Howie on Aug 31, 2017
This documentation page references Altium Vault, which is no longer a supported product. Altium Vault and its component management features have migrated to Altium Concord Pro.

The Parameter Variation dialog

Summary

This dialog allows a user to view, edit or disable a varied parameter used for a component Variant.

Access

The Parameter Variation dialog is accessed by performing the following steps:

  1. In a compiled project that includes variants, switch to a variant using the drop-down field in the Variants toolbar.
  2. Switch the Schematic Editor from the base design view (Editor tab) to the compiled view tab, located at the bottom left-hand side of the workspace.
  3. Double-click on a component's visible, varied parameter (for example, its Comment).

Options/Controls

  • Name – this is a non-editable field that is populated by the logical, as opposed to physical, component parameter information (the Name of the parameter).
    • Visible – when this option is enabled, the parameter is displayed (non-editable; set in the base design).
    • Lock – when this option is enabled, the parameter cannot be reassigned (non-editable; set in the base design).
  • Value – this is a non-editable field that is populated with the logical component parameter data (the Value of the parameter).
    • Visible – when this option is enabled, the value is displayed (non-editable; set in the base design).
    • Lock – when this option is enabled, the value cannot be reassigned (non-editable; set in the base design).
  • Variation (will be saved in <projectname>)
    • Varied Value – uncheck this option to disable the parameter variation. When checked, varied value is active, and can be edited in the associated textbox.​
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