Altium Designer Documentation

Configuring Schematic Harness Connector Object Properties in Altium Designer

Created: 14.12.2018 | Updated: 26.02.2019
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Parent page: Harness Connector

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 Harness 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 Harness Connector object properties are available for editing in the Properties panel when a placed Harness Connector is selected in the workspace.

The Harness Connector default settings in the Preferences dialog and the Harness Connector mode of the Properties panel   The Harness Connector default settings in the Preferences dialog and the Harness Connector mode of the Properties panel             The Harness Connector default settings in the Preferences dialog and the Harness Connector 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

  • Harness Type - enter the name of the harness. Click  or  to show/hide harness name.  
  • Bus Text Style - use the drop-down to select the style: Full or Prefix
  • Width - enter the width.
  • Height - enter the height.
  • Primary Position - enter the primary position.
  • Border - use the drop-down to select the default from the available choices: SmallestSmallMedium, and Large. Click on the colored box to the right of the selections to access a drop-down from which you can select the default color.
  • Fill - click on the colored box to access a drop-down from which you can select the default color.

Entries (Properties panel only)

Use this region to manage the connector's associated harness entries.

  • Harness Entries Grid - the grid lists all of the harness entries currently defined for the harness connector.
When a harness entry is physically connected to another signal harness (facilitating nested signal harnesses), it will automatically inherit that harness's type. 
Standard multi-select techniques are supported (Ctrl+clickShift+click, click+drag). 
  • Add - click to add a new harness entry to the connector. The new entry will be added at the bottom of the list and given the default name of 0. Click  to delete the currently selected entry from the grid.
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