Altium NEXUS Documentation

Place Predefined Harness Connector

Created: April 21, 2018 | Updated: January 29, 2019

The Place Predefined Harness Connector dialog
The Place Predefined Harness Connector dialog

SUMMARY

The Place Predefined Harness Connector dialog provides controls to edit the properties of the harness connector to be placed. The dialog lists all harness types (from defined harness definition files) across all open projects and also in any Device Sheet folders specified on the Data Management - Device Sheets page of the Preferences dialog. By default, the dialog is opened with your current project expanded.

ACCESS

Select Place » Harness » Predefined Harness Connector from the main menus.

OPTIONS/CONTROLS

Harness Connectors

  • Harnesses Connector List - a list of pre-defined, existing harness connectors from the currently opened projects. After selecting a harness connector from this list, add ports and/or signal harnesses and adjust their properties on the right side of the dialog.
  • Filter - enter a search string. The Harness Connector List is filtered with connectors that match the string. You can use any character, a series of characters, or a wildcard (*) in the field. For example, type the string m to display all files that start with the letter m.

Additional Objects

  • Add Port - Enable this option to automatically create a port for this connector when it is placed on the schematic sheet.
    • Name - Enter a port name that for the new port attached to the pre-defined harness connector. The default name is HarnessPort.
    • Width - Enter a new value for the port width. The default value is 50 units long. You can always graphically resize the attached port after you have placed the new harness connector.
    • Auto - Enable this option and the port width is automatically resized depending on the size of the port's text. This option is disabled and the width of 50 units is used by default.
  • Add Signal Harness - Enable this option to automatically create a signal harness for this connector when it is placed on the schematic sheet.
    • Harness Length -  Enter a value for the harness length. You can always graphically resize the signal harness after you have placed the new harness connector.
  • Sort Harness Entries - Check this option to sort the harness entries within the chosen harness when it is placed. The harness entries are sorted alphanumerically.
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