Altium NEXUS Documentation

ComponentVariant

Modified by Susan Riege on Jul 27, 2018

Parent page: Schematic Commands

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


Applied Parameters: ContextSensitive=True

Summary

This command is used to access the Variant Management dialog with just the component under the cursor (or group of selected components) presented. This allows you to focus on making variations to just those components without having to scroll up and down through the otherwise fully-populated dialog.

Access

This command is accessed in the Schematic Editor from the Editor tab (logical view of the design) by:

  • Right-clicking over a placed component (not selected) and choosing the Part Actions » Variants command from the context menu.
  • Right-clicking over a selected component (or a component that is part of a group of selected components) and choosing the Part Actions » Variants command from the context menu.

Use

After launching the command, the Variant Management dialog will open, displaying only the selected components (or component under the cursor). Perform the required variations then click OK to apply them to the design.

Tips

  1. When accessed from the Editor tab, the Variant Management dialog will present all defined variants.
  2. For more conceptual information about variants, see Design Variants.


Applied Parameters: ContextSensitive=True|Physical=True

Summary

This command is used to access the Variant Management dialog with just the component under the cursor (or group of selected components) presented. This allows you to focus on making variations to just those components without having to scroll up and down through the otherwise fully-populated dialog.

Access

This command is accessed in the Schematic Editor, from the applicable Compiled View tab (physical view of the design), by:

  • Right-clicking over a placed component (not selected) and choosing the Part Actions » Variants command from the context menu.
  • Right-clicking over a selected component (or a component that is part of a group of selected components) then choosing the Part Actions » Variants command from the context menu.

Use

After launching the command, the Variant Management dialog will open, displaying only the selected components (or component under the cursor). Perform the required variations and click OK to apply them to the design.

Tips

  1. When accessed from a Compiled View tab, the Variant Management dialog will present only the currenly active variant, as chosen under the Variants folder for the project, in the Projects panel. If [No Variations] is selected (i.e. the base design), then all variants will be presented in the dialog.
  2. For more conceptual information about variants, see Design Variants.


Applied Parameters: Physical=True|EmptyAction=Hide

Summary

This command is used to access the Variant Management dialog, with just the chosen component presented. This allows you to focus on making variations to just that component, without having to scroll up and down through the otherwise fully-populated dialog.

Access

This command is accessed in the Schematic Editor, from the applicable Compiled View tab (physical view of the design), by clicking the  button on the Active Bar.

Use

After launching the command, the cursor will change to a cross-hair, and you will be prompted to choose a component. Simply click on the component required. The Variant Management dialog will open, displaying only that chosen component. Perform the required variations and click OK to apply them to the design.

Continue editing further components, or right-click, or press Esc to exit.

Tips

  1. When accessed from a Compiled View tab, the Variant Management dialog will present only the currenly active variant, as chosen under the Variants folder for the project, in the Projects panel. If [No Variations] is selected (i.e. the base design), then all variants will be presented in the dialog.
  2. For more conceptual information about variants, see Design Variants.

 

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