version Altium Designer 15.1


  • I have a several pins wired to ports.
  • I want to remove the ports and add net names to the corresponding wire
  • I want the wire net names to be the same as the port name for now. I will add to the net name later.


How do I go about doing this in the most efficient way possible? Right now I'm creating each net name, assigning them to a wire and copy/pasting the corresponding port name over to the net name.

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    \$\begingroup\$ You can also click "allow ports to name nets" (if you can find it) and then you (maybe) don't have to place the net names at all. \$\endgroup\$
    – The Photon
    Jun 21, 2016 at 17:30
  • \$\begingroup\$ Sorry, I missed the bullet point where you say you want to remove the ports. \$\endgroup\$
    – The Photon
    Jun 21, 2016 at 17:41

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You can use the Edit > Smart Paste function.

  • Select all your ports,
  • copy them (Ctrl+C) then use
  • Edit->Smart Paste and
  • select "Net Labels" in the dialogue.

Then Altium Designer will paste net labels with the same names for you. This also works for Power Objects and busses. Take a look at the options in the dialogue or the documentation for Smart Paste.

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    \$\begingroup\$ To select all your ports, either use a rectangle selection or find similar objects. \$\endgroup\$
    – cx05
    Jun 21, 2016 at 17:28

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