Altium Designer Documentation

Edit Project Variant

Created: 25.05.2022 | Updated: 20.07.2022

The Edit Project Variant dialog
The Edit Project Variant dialog


The Edit Project Variant dialog allows you to edit the properties of a variant.


The dialog is accessed by clicking Edit Variant button in the Variant Management dialog after selecting an available variant.


  • Description – enter an appropriate description of the Variant, which will be used as an identifying label.
  • Allow variation of fabrication outputs – check this box to allow variations of fabrication outputs (as well as assembly variation outputs).

    If an output job has a variant nominated for a fabrication output, and that variant does not have this option enabled, the job's variant name will be displayed in red. Note that the red variant name is simply a warning flag, and the variant-specific output files will still be generated.
  • Allow variation for paste mask – check this box to allow variations in paste mask outputs if your design includes variants with 'Not Fitted' components (these components will no longer have Paste Mask openings included on their pads).
  • Parameters – this region is a list of variant parameters (name and value). Parameters are added and edited via the Parameter Properties dialog.
  • Add – click to open the Parameter Properties dialog to add a parameter for the variant.
  • Remove – click to delete the selected parameter(s).
  • Edit – click to open the Parameter Properties dialog to edit a selected parameter.
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