Altium NEXUS Documentation


Created: July 7, 2022 | Updated: July 7, 2022
Applies to Altium NEXUS Client version: 5
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Parent page: Schematic Commands

The following pre-packaged resource, derived from this base command, is available:

Applied Parameters: None


This command allows you to conveniently jump to a specific component on a schematic source document, targeted by its logical or physical designator.


This command is accessed from the Schematic Editor by choosing the Edit » Jump » Jump Component command from the main menus.

Quickly access the command using the J, C keyboard sequence.


After launching the command, the Component Designator dialog will appear. Enter the component designator for the component you wish to jump to. If the designator is valid and the component exists on a schematic source document within the active project, then the relevant schematic document will be made the active document, and the target component will be zoomed and centered (where possible) within the main design window.

When targeting a multi-part component, only enter the root designator. Do not include the part suffix. For example to jump to a 2-part IC component, whose parts are designated IC1_CPA and IC1_CPB, enter IP1_CP into the Component Designator dialog.
Enable the Physical option in the Component Designator dialog to confine the jump feature to only physical component designators - those appearing on the Compiled Document tabbed views of the source schematic documents, after the project has been compiled. With this option disabled, the jump feature will only consider logical designators - those appearing on the Editor tabbed views of the source schematic documents.


  1. The project must be compiled before physical designators can be used as the target for a jump.
  2. For a multi-part component, the first part will be highlighted, with the Find Text - Jump dialog opened. Use this dialog to jump between sub-parts of the component.
  3. The found component (or all parts for a multi-part component) is also listed in the Messages panel. Double-click a message entry to jump to that component (or part thereof) in the workspace.


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