I'm reproducing an existing design that has a number of copies of a circuit which is large enough that I want to use the multi-channel in Altium. I want to preserve the existing designators, but they look like this:
Sheet 1: R100, R102, R103, Q100, CN100, U100, U101, etc.
Sheet 2: R200, R202, R203, Q200, CN200, U200, U201, etc.
and so on for all sheets (identical aside from the designators). R100, R200, R300, etc. are all the same component type, as are Q100, Q200, Q300, etc.
Altium gives some flexibility for defining the component naming convention, but I don't see a way to accomplish the above. Is there a way to do this?
I could live with just doing a copy and paste of the circuit and updating the designators to match the existing design, but then I would lose the advantage of using the Copy Room Formats tool in layout, which is the main reason I want to make this a multi-channel design.