Schematic Editor object properties are definable options that specify the visual style, content and behavior of the placed object. The property settings for each type of object are defined in two different ways:
Pre-placement settings – most Off Sheet Connector object properties, or those that can logically be pre-defined, are available as editable default settings on the Schematic - Defaults page of the Preferences dialog (accessed from the button at the top-right of the workspace). Select the object in the Primitive List to reveal its options on the right.
Post-placement settings – all Off Sheet Connector object properties are available for editing in the Off Sheet Connector dialog and the Properties panel when a placed Off Sheet Connector is selected in the workspace.
If the Double Click Runs Interactive Properties option is disabled (default) on the Schematic - Graphical Editing page of the Preferences dialog, when the primitive is double-clicked or you right-click on a selected primitive then choose Properties, the dialog will open. When the Double Click Runs Interactive Properties option is enabled, the Properties panel will open.
While the options are the same in the dialog and the panel, the order and placement of the options may differ slightly.
In the below properties listing, options that are not available as default settings in the Preferences dialog are noted as "Properties panel only".
Location (Properties panel only)
X (first field) - the current X (horizontal) coordinate of the reference point of the object, relative to the current workspace origin. Edit to change the X position of the object. The value can be entered in either metric or imperial; include the units when entering a value whose units are not the current default.
Y (second field) - The current Y (vertical) coordinate of the reference point of the object, relative to the current origin. Edit to change the Y position of the object. The value can be entered in either metric or imperial; include the units when entering a value whose units are not the current default.
Rotation - use the drop-down to select the rotation. Choices are: 0 Degrees, 90 Degrees, 180 Degrees, and 270 Degrees.
Net Name - enter the net name.
Cross Ref - this field displays cross reference values that are applied to the offsheet connector.
The cross reference capabilities are available when the Schematic.UseAutomaticCrossReferences option is enabled in the Advanced Settings dialog.
Style - use the drop-down to select the default from the available choices: Left or Right. Click on the color box to access a drop-down from which you can select the default color.
Displays the properties of the nets assigned to the off sheet connector. Update as needed.
The Power Net and High Speed fields become available after a directive has been added to the object.
Selection buttons - click the desired objects to display in the grid.
Add - use the drop-down to add the desired object(s) then define the values.
The Add button becomes available after a directive has been added to the object.
If the Net property of the off sheet connector is entered before it is placed and the value entered has a numeric ending, each subsequent off sheet connector will auto-increment this numeric value. This behavior is configured in the Auto-Increment During Placement options on the Schematic – General page of the Preferences dialog. For off sheet connectors, only the Primary field applies; the Secondary field applies when the object has multiple fields, such as a Pin.
Note that the Cross Reference feature identifies the locations of interconnected Ports and positional grid references for interconnected off sheet connectors. For both types of schematic connection objects, the existing Reports » Port Cross Reference » Add To Project command adds a cross-reference parameter based on the target sheet name and a positional grid reference.