How do I click a wire and edit the Net Name

Created: September 15, 2022 | Updated: September 15, 2022

This article describes how to assign a net to a wire

Starting in Version: 18.0
Up to Version: Current

Solution Details

In Altium, wire object alone does not possess the net name attribute.  It must be connected to a component pin, net label, power port, port, sheet entry, or off-sheet connector. This can be confirmed by hovering over the wire once it is connected.

Wire Net.png

The behavior is also determined by the configuration set in Project Options ► Option tab ► Netlist Options section.

Netlist Options.png

As such, to assign a net to a wire, you would need to explicitly connect one of these net identifier objects.  After which the net name can be changed in Properties panel with the object responsible selected.  For more detail, please see this documentation:
https://www.altium.com/documentation/altium-designer/creating-connectivity-ad#!how-nets-are-named
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