Altium Designer Component Properties

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    Hi there,

    There are two fields among other, Comment and Description. What would you put in those fields ? They look similar, so I am a bit confused and I just want to be consistent while building the library.

 

    Looking at the provided libraries, the Description field is constant in that it gives some component parameters. However, the Comment field is filled sometimes with the part number, sometimes with a shorter description of the component.

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I have never used Altium, but surely they have a users forum that would be able to be more definitive.

Ross McKenzie ValuSoft Melbourne Australia

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valusoft wrote:

I have never used Altium, but surely they have a users forum that would be able to be more definitive.

indeed Altium has a very big and (when I visited last) a very active user forum.

Wonder why your sales representative has not tolled you that.

 

But "comment" is the visible part on schematic pages so your would make that for instance "AtTiny85-AU" and then in the description put more elaborate explanation like "AtTiny85 8K-Flash xK-RAm xK-EEPROM DIP8......"

then on the schematic page it is clear to insiders what is there, and if not entirely sure you can read the more detailed description to get things clear........

 

I really suggest you go and get an Altium live account there also altium staff is watching, and they can give you more detailed feedback. Plus that there Altium users will be more active and help you faster most likely.