Altium Designer Documentation

Item Properties

Created: 11.11.2021 | Updated: 11.11.2021
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The three variations of the Advanced versions of the Item Properties dialog
The three variations of the Advanced versions of the Item Properties dialog

Summary

The Item Properties dialog allows you to create, edit or view properties of an item within a Workspace.

For more information about direct creating and editing items in a Workspace, click here.
Find the desired dialog in the following list then click on the link to access the information about that variation of the Item Properties dialog.

Create New Item

The Create New Item dialog
The Create New Item dialog

Access

The Create New Item dialog is accessed from the Explorer panel by right-clicking in the item grid, choosing Create Item, then selecting one of the available item types (except Component) or the Other Item Type command from the sub-menu.

Options/Controls

  • Name – enter the name of the new Item.
  • Description – use this field to enter a meaningful description of what is represented by this Item.
  • Item ID – the unique ID for this Item. The default format of this ID is defined by the Item Naming Scheme employed for the parent folder. The Item ID cannot be changed after the Item is released.
  • Content Type – this field lists the content type. A different content type can be selected from the drop-down menu.
  • Share Item – click to open the Share For dialog in which you can specify permissions for this new item.
  • Advanced – click to open the advanced version of the dialog to access additional options.
    When connected to an Altium 365 Workspace, note that lifecycle and revision naming management is not supported with the Standard Subscription Plan. As such, the Revision Naming Scheme, Revision ID, and Lifecycle Definition fields will not be available in the Create New Item dialog with this level of access to Altium 365.
    • Folder – the Workspace folder in which this item is stored. Click to open the Choose Folder dialog to select or create a different folder.
    • Ancestor Revision – the preceding revision from which this Item is created/branched. Click to open a dialog to navigate to and select an existing revision. Click Clear to remove the current Ancestor Revision.
    • Revision Naming Scheme – this field determines the scheme employed when assigning Revision IDs. Use the drop-down to choose from the schemes currently defined for the Workspace. Schemes are defined in the Edit Revision Naming Schemes dialog, which is accessed by clicking on the right side of the field. Since schemes are chosen at the Item-level, you can have different schemes applied to different Items. The chosen Revision Naming Scheme cannot be changed after the Item is released.
    • Revision ID – the revision of the Item in accordance with the chosen revision naming scheme. This field is read-only.
    • Lifecycle Definition – this field determines which lifecycle definition is used to model the state transitions that an Item-Revision may undergo over time. Use the drop-down to choose from the definitions currently defined for the Workspace. The definitions are defined in the Edit Lifecycle Definitions dialog, which is accessed by clicking  on the right side of the field. Since lifecycle definitions are chosen at the Item-level, you can have different definitions applied to different Items. The chosen Lifecycle Definition cannot be changed after the Item is released. The field to the right displays the state of the revision of this Item specified in the Revision ID field. This field is read-only and newly-created Items will always be set to Planned.
    • Share Revision – click to open the Share For dialog in which you can specify permissions for this new item revision.
  • Open for editing after creation – enable to open the new item after clicking OK. Doing so allows you to take advantage of the option to edit and release the associated data entity into the initial revision of that item, after creation. Therefore, instead of creating the source data outside of the Workspace and releasing it, you may start working on the source directly from the moment the empty Item is created, courtesy of direct editing. When that editing is complete, the entity is released into the initial planned revision of its parent Item, and the temporary editor closed.

Edit Item

The Edit Item dialog
The Edit Item dialog

Access

The dialog is accessed from the Explorer panel by right-clicking on an Item in the top-right region in the Planned State then selecting Properties from the context menu.

Options/Controls

  • Name – the name of the Item.
  • Description – a meaningful description of what is represented by this Item.
  • Item ID – the unique ID for this Item. The default format of this ID is defined by the Item Naming Scheme employed for the parent folder.
  • Content Type – lists the content type. Use the drop-down menu to select a different content type.
  • Share Item – click to open the Share For dialog in which you can specify permissions for this item.
  • Advanced – click to open the advanced version of the dialog to access additional options.
    When connected to an Altium 365 Workspace, note that lifecycle and revision naming management is not supported with the Standard Subscription Plan. As such, the Revision Naming Scheme, Revision ID, and Lifecycle Definition fields will not be available in the Create New Item dialog with this level of access to Altium 365.
    • Folder – the Workspace folder in which this item is stored. Click to open the Choose Folder dialog to select or create a different folder.
    • Ancestor Revision – the preceding revision from which this Item is created/branched. Click  to open a dialog to navigate to and select an existing item revision. Click Clear to remove the current Ancestor Revision.
    • Revision Naming Scheme – this field determines the scheme employed when assigning Revision IDs. Use the drop-down to choose from the schemes currently defined for the Workspace. Schemes are defined in the Edit Revision Naming Schemes dialog, which is accessed by clicking at the right of the field. Since schemes are chosen at the Item-level, you can have different schemes applied to different Items. The chosen Revision Naming Scheme cannot be changed after the Item is released.
    • Revision ID – the revision of the Item in accordance with the chosen revision naming scheme. Use  to access the Set initial values dialog in which you can manually set the ID for the initial revision of a newly-created Item in a Workspace.
    • Lifecycle Definition – this field determines which lifecycle definition is used to model the state transitions that an Item Revision may undergo over time. Use the drop-down to choose from the definitions currently defined for the Workspace. The definitions themselves are defined in the Edit Lifecycle Definitions dialog, which is accessed by clicking at the right of the field. Since lifecycle definitions are chosen at the Item-level, you can have different definitions applied to different Items. The chosen lifecycle definition cannot be changed after the Item is released. The field to the right displays the state of the revision of this Item specified in the Revision ID field. This field is read-only.
    • Share Revision – use this link to open the Share For dialog in which you can specify permissions for this item.

View Item Properties

The View Item Properties dialog
The View Item Properties dialog

Access

The dialog is accessed from the Explorer panel by right-clicking on an Item then selecting Properties from the context menu.

Options/Controls

  • Name – the name of the Item.
  • Description – a meaningful description of what is represented by this Item.
  • Item ID – the unique ID for this Item. The default format of this ID is defined by the Item Naming Scheme employed for the parent folder. The Item ID cannot be changed after the Item is released.
  • Content Type – this is the type of Item (for example, a Component or Footprint).
  • Share Item – click to open the Share Fordialog that displays the permissions for this item.
  • Advanced – click to open the advanced version of the dialog to access additional options.
    When connected to an Altium 365 Workspace, note that lifecycle and revision naming management is not supported with the Standard Subscription Plan. As such, the Revision Naming Scheme, Revision ID, and Lifecycle Definition fields will not be available in the Create New Item dialog with this level of access to Altium 365.
    • Folder – the Workspace folder in which this item is stored.
    • Ancestor Revision – the preceding revision from which this Item is created/branched.
    • Revision Naming Scheme – this field displays the scheme employed when assigning Revision IDs. Click to open the Revision Naming Scheme dialog to edit the naming scheme if desired. Since schemes are chosen at the Item-level, you can have different schemes applied to different Items.
    • Revision ID – the revision of the Item in accordance with the chosen revision naming scheme. This field is read-only.
    • Lifecycle Definition – this field displays which lifecycle definition is used to model the state transitions that an Item-Revision may undergo over time. Click  to open the Lifecycle Definition dialog to view the lifecycle definition of the item. Since lifecycle definitions are chosen at the Item-level, you can have different definitions applied to different Items. The chosen lifecycle definition cannot be changed after the Item is released. The field to the right displays the state of the revision of this Item specified in the Revision ID field. This field is read-only.
  • Share Revision – click to open the Share For dialog in which you can specify permissions for this item.
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