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I've a PCB with repeated blocks. I made the design using rooms and coping from the source room to all the others. All work fine, from the the schematic using herarchical block to PCB. There is only a one thing I don't understand: is it possible to modify something in the master room (i.e. changing routing) and then have all the other rooms updated at once without re-copy and past them one by one?

I'm using Altium Designer 10. I attach some pictures of the Rooms tools I can use.

Room Menu This is what I can choose from room menu.

past options This is what I can configure when I past a copy of a room.

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The solution to he question above can be achieved in this way:

Follow this step-by-step guide.

Then you have to create a channel class in which include all your channel. To do that go to Design->Classes and put all your channel in your channel class (in the example below cahnnel class=IN and members INA, INB etc..) design channel classes The when you copy a room format you can find now your brand new channel class. Select all the channel or only those you want to be copied and you're done. All changes will be applied at once to all channel selcted! confirm channel format

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  • \$\begingroup\$ I suspect that if you've had to add things manually to a channel class there must be something slightly unusual about the schematic. In the schematic, are all the channels separate sheet blocks, or is it a single multi-channel block? \$\endgroup\$ – user1844 Oct 23 '15 at 8:57
  • \$\begingroup\$ It is a single multichannel block \$\endgroup\$ – Gianluca Suzzi Oct 23 '15 at 9:31
  • \$\begingroup\$ I've to say that channel class was already present and correctly imported from schematic but was empty. So the only manual operation I made was to insert class members. \$\endgroup\$ – Gianluca Suzzi Oct 23 '15 at 11:06
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Yes. Use Design->Rooms->Copy Room Formats.

It's described in this document.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks. I've update my post with some pics..maybe helps to understand better if my version of Altium can do that. \$\endgroup\$ – Gianluca Suzzi Oct 23 '15 at 7:20
  • \$\begingroup\$ Got it!! it is necessary to add all rooms in a channel class and then apply the changes to the whole class. Thank you anyway! \$\endgroup\$ – Gianluca Suzzi Oct 23 '15 at 7:35
  • \$\begingroup\$ I've embellished it a bit now... \$\endgroup\$ – user1844 Oct 23 '15 at 7:58
  • \$\begingroup\$ Yes, but in that document they didn't explain how to do what i described abow. @David it was told me not to answer my own post...but ok i'll put an aswer with the solution ;) \$\endgroup\$ – Gianluca Suzzi Oct 23 '15 at 8:11

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