Altium NEXUS Documentation

Preferences Settings

Created: January 23, 2021 | Updated: January 23, 2021

The three variations of the Preferences Settings dialogThe three variations of the Preferences Settings dialog

Summary

The Preferences Settings dialog allows you to load or import your preference settings from saved files (*.DXPPrf).

For detailed information about the Explorer panel, click here.
For more information about Designer Preferences, click here.
Find the desired dialog in the following list then click on the collapsible to access information about that variation of the Preferences Settings dialog. 

Access 

The Release preferences dialog is accessed from the Preferences dialog by clicking Save to server from the Save button drop-down menu. In the Choose Item dialog (this is a trimmed-down version of the Explorer panel), choose the next planned revision of an existing Designer Preferences Item, or create a new Designer Preferences Item (and initial planned revision). After choosing the required target Item Revision, click OK. The Edit Revision dialog will open in which you can change the Name and Description, and add release notes as required then click OK. This dialog is used to manage the way in which the range of Altium NEXUS Preferences are released to the targeted revision of the Designer Preferences Item.

Only Administrators for your managed content server can release preferences to that Server.
You need to have an Altium NEXUS Preferences Item created in your server before accessing the Edit Revision dialog.

Options/Controls

  • Options Page - use the collapsed arrows to select the desired page. Click on the desired page to select. 
  • Apply Mode - displays the mode to which each preference option will be applied to Altium NEXUS for each Options Page.
  • Apply - use the drop-down to select the desired application mode:
    • Apply and Lock – the Preferences group will be loaded in Altium NEXUS as read-only (not editable) options.
    • Apply First Time – the Preferences group will be loaded in Altium NEXUS as initial settings that can be edited.
    • Do Not Apply – the Preferences group will not be loaded in Altium NEXUS, allowing the existing settings to remain. 
  • Import - select to import the current settings. 
  • Skip - select to skip the importing of the current settings. 

 

Access 

The Load preferences from Vault dialog is accessed from the  Preferences dialog by choosing Load from server from the Load drop-down menu and then selecting the desired Item Revision in the Choose Item dialog (this is a trimmed-down version of the Explorer panel). This option is available only when manually choosing a released revision of a designer preferences item.

Options/Controls

  • Options Page - use the collapsed arrows to select the desired page. Click on the desired page to select.
  • Apply - display which each preference option will be applied to Altium NEXUS for each Options Page.
  • Show pages that are not available to import - enable to show Preferences that are not able to be imported. 
  • Apply all - select to check all Apply boxes for all Options Page entries. 
  • Apply none - select to uncheck all Apply boxes for all Options Page entries. 
The Preferences modes can be set for individual option groups (pages) or entire preferences sections (for example, the PCB Editor section) by using the Apply all option to set all preference groups to the currently nominated mode.
  • Import - select to import the current settings. 
  • Skip - select to skip the loading of the current settings. 

Access 

The Import settings dialog is automatically opened when downloading a new build for the first time. 

Options/Controls

  • Show/Hide options page list - click to show/hide the Options Page list.
  • Options Page - a list of all preferences.
  • Import - check the box next to each area to be loaded or imported.
If desired, you can open preference areas to select or not select specific preferences to be loaded or imported.
  • Show pages that are not available to import - check this box to show all pages, including those that are not available for loading or importing.
  • Import all - check this option to check all Import boxes.
  • Import none - check this option to uncheck all Import boxes.
  • Import - select to import the current settings. 
  • Skip - select to skip the importing of the current settings. 
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