The Preferences dialog allows you to define various preference settings for the Altium Designer environment, as well as global options specific to various editors and their features. Settings defined in this dialog apply across projects and relevant documents.
You can access this dialog by clicking the button in the upper-right hand area of the design space.
This area of the dialog lists all of the individual pages of preferences available for editing. Pages are categorized into folders of functionality. Click on a child entry within one of these folder categories to load its associated page of preferences into the main editing region on the right-hand side of the dialog. The following categories are available:
The following commands are available from the right-click context menu for the pane:
This region of the dialog changes in accordance with the preferences page entry currently selected in the left-hand pane. The banner at the top of the region will display the name of the page being edited, in the format
<CategoryName> - <ChildPageName>. The following preferences pages can be loaded (click a link for detail of the options/controls available on a page):
Use the controls and options available on the loaded page to configure your preferences for that area of the software as required. This could be a combination of your company's policies and your preferred working environment.
The following additional controls are provided at the bottom of the dialog:
*.DXPPrf). A dialog will open in which you can select the location and name of the file.
*.DXPPrf). The Load Preferences dialog will appear from where you can browse to and open the desired file.