I am currently using a student license for Altium and I am trying to edit the "title" and "drawn by" parameters in my schematics. However, I am unable to do so due to a locked visible option when editing a document parameter.
Does anybody know how to unlock this so I can make my parameters visible?

  • \$\begingroup\$ Can you show (printscreen) what you mean by "locked visible" option? \$\endgroup\$
    – Douwe66
    Aug 8, 2017 at 11:21

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You can edit the values by right-clicking, and then going to options->document parameters.

The standard altium template doesn't contain the so called "special strings". So either you have to add the text manually to the field (e.g. type =Engineer) or you have to change the template so it includes it.

A tutorial by altium explaining the special strings is given here.

Edit: Alternatively you can go to Design>Templates and select a template designed by altium. Those templates have the special string already placed so you should see the document parameters.

Edit2: The parameters in a fully registered altium still look like this:

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It is not the visible checkbox that is used to put them into the schematic, look at the tutorial for more info.


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