Altium NEXUS Documentation

ChangeSingleObject

Modified by Susan Riege on Feb 7, 2019

Parent page: Schematic Commands

The following pre-packaged resources, derived from this base command, are available:


Applied Parameters: Action=EditComponentSupplierLinks

Summary

This command is used to access the Supplier Links for dialog, which provides controls to add or remove supplier links for the active component. A Supplier Link provides the live link between an Altium NEXUS component and a real-world manufactured item in a supplier's database of electronic components.

Access

This command is accessed from the Schematic Library Editor by right-clicking anywhere in the design workspace then choosing the Supplier Links command from the context menu.

Use

First, ensure that the component for which you want to manage the supplier links is selected in the Design Item ID list in the SCH Library panel (and is therefore the active component in the design window).

After launching the command, the Supplier Links for dialog will open. The dialog lists all of the currently defined links for the component. If multiple manufacturer parts are available - meaning there are multiple solutions - the solutions are automatically ranked from highest to lowest, based on the part's availability, price and manufacturer lifecycle state. The Manufacturer Part is shown on the left with the selected available supplier detailed on the right.

To add an additional Supplier Link, click the Add button. The Add Supplier Links dialog will open from where you can search for and add a link to the required item.

To delete a Supplier Link for the component, select its entry then click the .

Tips

  1. Many suppliers offer discounts for bulk orders. Click the Show more link to view different unit prices based on the quantity ordered from the supplier. (You can then click the Show less link to collapse the bulk quantity price list.) 
  2. All currently defined Supplier Links for a schematic library component can also be viewed and edited directly from the SCH Library panel. Select the required component in the Design Item ID region of the panel to populate the Supplier Links region of the panel. Detailed data for a selected Supplier Item will be displayed in the Supplier Information region of the panel.


Applied Parameters: ContextSensitive=True|Action=EditComponentSupplierLinks

Summary

This command is used to access the Supplier Links for dialog, which provides controls to add or remove supplier links for the schematic component currently under the cursor. A Supplier Link provides the live link between an Altium NEXUS component and a real-world manufactured item in a supplier's database of electronic components.

Access

This command is accessed from the Schematic Editor by right-clicking over a placed component then choosing the Supplier Links command from the context menu.

Use

First, ensure that the cursor is positioned over the component for which you want to manage the supplier links in the main design workspace.

After launching the command, the Supplier Links for dialog will open. The dialog lists all of the currently defined links for the component. If multiple manufacturer parts are available - meaning there are multiple solutions - the solutions are automatically ranked from highest to lowest, based on the part's availability, price and manufacturer lifecycle state. The Manufacturer Part is shown on the left with the selected available supplier detailed on the right.

To add an additional Supplier Link, click the Add button. The Add Supplier Links dialog will open from where you can search for and add a link to the required item.

To delete a Supplier Link for the component, select its entry, then click the .

Tips

  1. Many suppliers offer discounts for bulk orders. Click the Show more link to view different unit prices based on the quantity ordered from the supplier. (You can then click the Show less link to collapse the bulk quantity price list.) 


Applied Parameters: Action=EditProperties

Summary

This command is used to modify the properties of a placed object on the current document.

Access

This command can be accessed from the Schematic Editor and Schematic Library Editor by double-clicking on the required placed object in the main design workspace.

Use

After launching the command, the Properties panel will open (if not already visible), presenting the properties for the targeted object. Use the panel to make any modifications as required.

Tips

  1. When making changes to objects in schematic source documents, depending on the changes made and to which objects, it can be a good idea to perform a recompile of the project afterwards.


Applied Parameters: ContextSensitive=True|Action=EditProperties

Summary

This command is used to modify the properties of a placed object on the current document.

Access

This command can be accessed from the Schematic Editor and Schematic Library Editor by right-clicking over the required placed object in the main design workspace and choosing the Properties command from the context menu.

Use

First, ensure that the cursor is positioned over the object whose properties you want to modify in the main design workspace.

After launching the command, the Properties panel will open (if not already visible), presenting the properties for the targeted object. Use the panel to make any modifications as required.

Tips

  1. When making changes to objects in schematic source documents, depending on the changes made and to which objects, it can be a good idea to perform a recompile of the project afterwards.

 

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