Altium NEXUS Documentation

WorkspaceManager_Dlg-ComponentVariationFormPhysical Component Properties_AD

Created: June 9, 2022 | Updated: June 9, 2022
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The Physical Component Properties dialog
The Physical Component Properties dialog

Summary

The Physical Component Properties dialog provides controls to view the logical and physical designators for the selected component and select the component naming scheme.

Access

To access the dialog, switch the schematic editor to the compiled tab view (available when design variations exist) then double-click on any component.

Options/Controls

Annotation

  • Logical Designator – this uneditable field displays the logical designator for the component.
  • Visible – this checkbox indicates the current display state of the component's Designator – whether it is visible in the workspace or not. The checkbox is not editable.
You can change the visibility of designators from either the base design itself using the Editor tab or directly within a compiled document view using the SCH List panel.
  • Annotate – enable this option to access the following controls to define the desired annotation. These controls are available only when Annotate is checked:
    • Lock Physical Designator – select to enter a custom physical designator in the text box. The text box is available only when Lock Physical Designator is selected.
    • Apply Naming Scheme – select to generate a designator using a current naming scheme (use the Annotate Options button to change the scheme).
    • Annotate Options – use to access the Board Level Annotation Options dialog in which you can either choose a predefined naming scheme or specify your own custom scheme.
    • Component– this uneditable field is populated based on the logical designator information for the component. The field and information shown will depend on the chosen naming scheme.
    • Room Name – this uneditable field is populated based on the logical designator information for the component. The field and information shown will depend on the chosen naming scheme.
    • Physical Designator – this uneditable field presents the calculated physical designator based on the logical designator information and the specified naming scheme that will be assigned when you click OK.
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