Altium NEXUS Documentation

Release Preferences

Created: October 10, 2019 | Updated: October 11, 2019

The Release preferences dialog  The Release preferences dialog
The Release preferences dialog

Summary

The Release preferences dialog is used to set up how the range of Altium NEXUS Preferences are released to the Server Item. The dialog offers three modes for how preferences option groups (pages in the Preferences dialog) will be applied to Altium NEXUS.

Only Administrators for your managed content server can release preferences to that Server.
For detailed information about the Explorer panel, click here.
For more information about Designer Preferences, click here.

Access

The dialog is accessed in the following ways:

  • In the Preferences dialog, click Send 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) on-the-fly. 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.
You need to have an Altium NEXUS Preferences Item created in your server before accessing the Edit Revision dialog.
  • In the Preferences dialog, choose Load from server from the Load drop-down menu  then choose 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 Mode - displays the mode to which each preference option will be applied to Altium NEXUS for each Options Page. 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.
  • Apply - displays the mode to which each preference option will be applied to Altium NEXUS for each Options Page. This option is available only when the dialog is accessed using the Send to server option.
This button is virtually the same as using the Apply Mode drop-downs.
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 options to set all preference groups to the currently nominated mode.
The Mode in which each group of Preferences is released will determine their accessibility when the Managed Preferences are used.
The released Preferences are subsequently available in a server as reusable Managed Preferences. When viewed in the Explorer panel, the Where-used view will show any Server Template Items used in the selected Managed Preferences revision.
  • Show pages that are not available to import - enable to show Preferences that are not able to be imported. This option is available only when the dialog is accessed using the Load from server option.
  • Apply all - select to check all Apply boxes for all Options Page entries. This option is available only when the dialog is accessed using the Load from server option.
  • Apply none - select to uncheck all Apply boxes for all Options Page entries. This option is available only when the dialog is accessed using the Load from server option.
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