Altium NEXUS Documentation

SVN Design Repository

Created: September 28, 2017 | Updated: May 1, 2018

The SVN Design Repository dialog
The SVN Design Repository dialog


A design repository is a version control system that contains your team's design documents. The SVN Design Repository dialog allows you to edit the properties of a subversion-based design repository, which, in turn, allows you to manage revisions and version control.


The SVN Design Repository dialog is accessed from the Data Management –  Design Repositories page of the Preference dialog in one of the following ways:

  • Double-click on a repository.
  • Select a repository then click the Properties button.


Use the available options to name your design repository and set the repository location. The dialog also allows you to view the repository's server information.

Design Repository Properties 

  • Name - review and/or change the name of the design repository.
  • Default Checkout Path - click the browse button in the text box to search for and select the design repository folder.


The Repository fields are displayed for information only.
  • Method - the method of design repository.
  • Server - the host server for the repository.
  • Server Port - view whether the repository uses a default or non default server port.
    • Default - if selected, the repository uses a default server port.
    • Non Default - if selected, the repository uses a non-default server port. The server port's information also will be displayed.
  • Repository Subfolder - the repository's designated subfolder.
  • User Name - the user name for the repository.
  • Password - the password for the design repository.
  • Test - click to test if the connection to your design repository works. A dialog box will pop up to confirm whether it does or does not. If the connection fails, double check and correct the information.
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