Altium Designer Documentation

Update Project Variants From Library

Created: November 2, 2018 | Updated: May 11, 2019
Now reading version 21. For the latest, read: Update Project Variants From Library for version 22
Applies to Altium Designer versions: 19.0, 19.1, 20.0, 20.1, 20.2 and 21

The Update Project Variants From Library dialogThe Update Project Variants From Library dialog


The Update Project Variants From Library dialog provides controls to select parameters to be used when the selected project variants are updated.


The dialog is accessed from the PCB editor using the following steps:

  1. Right-click in the Component Parameters region of the Variant Management dialog (Project » Variants).
  2. Right-click within the dialog, then select Update Values From Library
  3. Click OK in the resulting Browse Libraries dialog.


  • Parameters from Grid - lists of all parameters and their values of the selected component. Check the box to select the parameters to be updated. Parameters are grayed out if they cannot be used to update (e.g., when no components contain a parameter of that name).
  • Project Variants To Update Grid - a list of all variants that currently exist in the project. Check the box to select the variants to be updated.
  • Choose Component - click to open a dialog in which you can search for components.
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