Altium NEXUS Documentation

EDesignData_Dlg-LifecycleDefinitionDialogLifecycle Definition_AD

Created: December 18, 2018 | Updated: May 3, 2019
Now reading version 4. For the latest, read: Lifecycle Definition for version 5
Applies to altium-nexus versions: 2.0, 2.1, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 4 and 5
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The Lifecycle Definition dialog
The Lifecycle Definition dialog


The Lifecycle Definition dialog displays details of an item revision's lifecycle definition.

For detailed information about lifecycle management, see Managing Lifecycles for Items.


From the Properties for Item Revision dialog, click on the Lifecycle Definition link.


This dialog is mostly for viewing information that details the lifecycle definition of the item and is predominately read-only. Information for a lifecycle definition can only be edited during creation in the Edit Lifecycle Definitions dialog. The controls outlined below are editable.
  • Definition Name - this is the name of the definition; edit as required.
  • Content Types - click to open the Content Types dialog to select and enable the desired content type(s). 
  • Initial State of Revisions - click Planned to open the State Properties dialog to edit the properties of a selected State in the Lifecycle Definition.
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