How to update Variant Parts with library?

Created: March 25, 2021 | Updated: May 19, 2023

After updating my schematic library the part does not get updated in the project when I run the BOM tool. On close inspection I can go into the Variants and the part to be varied is not showing the correct Part Number or Manufacturer fields. Going into the select alternative part I can confirm that the part in the Library is correct but there is no way to update the Variant listing. If I deselect it as fitted and then re-choose as a variant the data is corrected.

Starting in Version: 18.0
Up to Version: Current

Solution Details

If a component that is set as an alternate part of a design variant has been changed in its library, a design update from libraries should be performed in order to reflect these changes in the design. Please perform the following steps to do this:
  1. In a schematic sheet of the design, select the Tools ► Update From Libraries command from the main menu.
  2. In the Settings section of the Update From Library dialog that opens, make sure that the Include Variant option is enabled.
  3. Set other options of the update process as required and complete the update with the Update From Library dialog.
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