Altium NEXUS Documentation

Defining Default Location Preferences for Altium NEXUS

Created: July 7, 2022 | Updated: July 7, 2022
Applies to Altium NEXUS Client version: 4
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Parent page: Accessing, Defining & Managing System Preferences

The System - Default Locations page of the Preferences dialog
The System - Default Locations page of the Preferences dialog


The System – Default Locations page of the Preferences dialog allows you to specify default locations for your documents, libraries, and output job files.


This page is accessed by clicking Default Locations under the System folder in the main Preferences dialog (accessed by clicking the  button in the top right corner of the workspace).


  • Document Path - use  to open a dialog to search for and choose the desired default document path.
  • Library Path - use  to open a dialog to search for and choose the desired default library path.
  • OutputJob Path - this is the location for default Output Job files that can be added to a project when using the Project Releaser if that project currently has no Output Job file(s) associated with it. By default, two files are provided with the installation (Fabrication.OutJob and Assembly.OutJob). You can run with these default files as they are, edit them to suit your needs, and add additional Output Job files. Define the Outjobs as required within the default folder or specify your own custom folder location by using  to open a dialog to search for and choose an alternative folder location. All Output Job files found in the specified location will be added to the project.


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