Altium NEXUS Documentation

Configuring Schematic Sheet Symbol File Name Object Properties in Altium NEXUS

Created: February 1, 2018 | Updated: July 14, 2021
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Parent page: Sheet Symbol Filename

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 Sheet Symbol Filename 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 (access 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 Sheet Symbol Filename object properties are available for editing in the Properties panel when a placed Sheet Symbol Filename is selected in the workspace.

              The Sheet Symbol Filename​ default settings in the Preferences dialog and the Parameter mode of the Properties panel

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/Y)
    • 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 Degrees90 Degrees180 Degrees, and 270 Degrees.

Properties

  • ​Sheet Symbol - the sheet symbol associated with this object.
  • Name - displays the name.
  • Value - displays the actual filename text. Use the  or  to determine whether the Value for the object is displayed or hidden.​​ Check Autoposition to enable auto-positioning.
  • Font - use the controls to configure the font, font size, color, and special settings such as bold and underlining.
  • Justification - select the desired justification of the text.
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