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Created: July 7, 2017 | Updated: October 13, 2017

Parent page: SystemDesigner Commands

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


Applied Parameters: ObjectKind=Document|Action=UpdateMe

Summary

This command is used to import changes from all child projects in the system design - referenced by all modules on the Multi-board Schematic document - back into that Multi-board Schematic document. This exchange of Pin/Net data enables the connectivity data between the Multi-board System Design and its constituent boards to be kept in sync.

For a high-level look at multi-board design within Altium NEXUS, see Designing Systems with Multiple Boards.

Access

This command can be accessed from the Multi-board Schematic Editor by:

  • Choosing the Design » Import From Child Projects command from the main menus.
  • Right-clicking in the workspace and choosing the Design » Import From Child Projects command from the context menu.

Use

After launching the command, any differences that are detected between the current system design connectivity and the connection data that has been imported from the Child Project(s), will be presented in the Engineering Change Order dialog. Use the ECO to validate and ultimately execute the required changes that will bring the system design back into sync with the child boards.

Tips

  1. If there are no differences, a Comparator alert dialog will indicate such and, by implication, that no changes are required to maintain the system design to Child Project synchronization.
  2. Imported connectivity change information is also available in the Connection Manager dialog (Design » Connection Manager), which can be used to resolve or reject the updated connection data from the Child Project(s).


Applied Parameters: ObjectKind=Document|Action=UpdateMe|Mode=Selected

Summary

This command is used to import changes from child projects in the system design - referenced by all currently selected modules on the Multi-board Schematic document - back into that Multi-board Schematic document. This exchange of Pin/Net data enables the connectivity data between the Multi-board System Design and its constituent boards to be kept in sync.

For a high-level look at multi-board design within Altium NEXUS, see Designing Systems with Multiple Boards.

Access

With at least one module selected within the workspace, this command can be accessed from the Multi-board Schematic Editor by:

  • Choosing the Design » Import From Selected Child Projects command from the main menus.
  • Right-clicking in the workspace and choosing the Design » Import From Selected Child Projects command from the context menu.

Use

First ensure that all modules whose child projects you wish to import changes from, are selected in the main design workspace.

After launching the command, any differences that are detected between the current system design connectivity and the connection data that has been imported from the Child Project(s), will be presented in the Engineering Change Order dialog. Use the ECO to validate and ultimately execute the required changes that will bring the system design back into sync with the child boards referenced by the selected module(s).

Tips

  1. If there are no differences, a Comparator alert dialog will indicate such and, by implication, that no changes are required to maintain the system design to Child Project synchronization.
  2. Imported connectivity change information is also available in the Connection Manager dialog (Design » Connection Manager), which can be used to resolve or reject the updated connection data from the Child Project(s).


Applied Parameters: ObjectKind=Project|Action=UpdateOther

Summary

This command is used to update all child projects in the system design - referenced by all modules on the Multi-board Schematic document - with changes that have been made to the system design connectivity data, on that Multi-board Schematic document. This exchange of Pin/Net data enables the connectivity data between the Multi-board System Design and its constituent boards to be kept in sync.

For a high-level look at multi-board design within Altium NEXUS, see Designing Systems with Multiple Boards.

Access

This command can be accessed from the Multi-board Schematic Editor by:

  • Choosing the Design » Update Child Projects command from the main menus.
  • Right-clicking in the workspace and choosing the Design » Update Child Projects command from the context menu.

Use

After launching the command, any differences that are detected between the current system design connectivity and the connection data in the Child Project(s), will be presented in the Engineering Change Order dialog. Use the ECO to validate and ultimately execute the required changes that will bring the child boards back into sync with the system design.

Tips

  1. If there are no differences, a Comparator alert dialog will indicate such and, by implication, that no changes are required to maintain the system design to Child Project synchronization.
  2. The update process should be performed after any Conflicts has been resolved in the Connection Manager dialog (Design » Connection Manager), so as to synchronize the Child Projects to the correct state of the system design.


Applied Parameters: ObjectKind=Project|Action=UpdateOther|Mode=Selected

Summary

This command is used to update child projects in the system design - referenced by all currently selected modules on the Multi-board Schematic document - with changes that have been made to the system design connectivity data, on that Multi-board Schematic document. This exchange of Pin/Net data enables the connectivity data between the Multi-board System Design and those constituent boards to be kept in sync.

For a high-level look at multi-board design within Altium NEXUS, see Designing Systems with Multiple Boards.

Access

With at least one module selected within the workspace, this command can be accessed from the Multi-board Schematic Editor by:

  • Choosing the Design » Update Selected Child Projects command from the main menus.
  • Right-clicking in the workspace and choosing the Design » Update Selected Child Projects command from the context menu.

Use

First ensure that all modules whose child projects you wish to update, are selected in the main design workspace.

After launching the command, any differences that are detected between the current system design connectivity and the connection data in the Child Project(s), will be presented in the Engineering Change Order dialog. Use the ECO to validate and ultimately execute the required changes that will bring those child boards back into sync with the system design.

Tips

  1. If there are no differences, a Comparator alert dialog will indicate such and, by implication, that no changes are required to maintain the system design to Child Project synchronization.
  2. The update process should be performed after any Conflicts has been resolved in the Connection Manager dialog (Design » Connection Manager), so as to synchronize the selected Child Projects to the correct state of the system design.

 

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