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A Component in the Library has 11 Parts. At the moment I get a Description for Component as a whole. Is there a way to change Description of each Part?

  • What I have: a component have only one description, Descriptions of parts are empty.
  • What I need: next to each Part of the component to have a description like "Power", "Grounds", "Signals".

Look at the Picture and try to guess what each separate Part of the Component does.

Sch Library with empty Parts Descriptions

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    \$\begingroup\$ Excellent question, let me look into this. Off the top of my head, though, I don't think so. Would be a great feature request \$\endgroup\$
    – DerStrom8
    Feb 6, 2018 at 17:23
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    \$\begingroup\$ This question could save lives... and unnecessary overtime. \$\endgroup\$
    – user103380
    Feb 6, 2018 at 17:33
  • \$\begingroup\$ Yep, doesn't look like that option exists at the moment. I suggest posting to the feature request page: bugcrunch.live.altium.com/#Ideas/New . This feature would be extremely useful to me as I am currently working on a design with an FPGA and I have no idea what the difference between U1A/B/C/D/E/F/G/H is without opening each part. \$\endgroup\$
    – DerStrom8
    Feb 6, 2018 at 17:35
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    \$\begingroup\$ There's a bit of history embedded in this feature (or lack of). Multi part components were really just things like logic gates or multi-up opamps, where the sub parts were all, most-commonly, identical. CPLD's, FPGA's , and uC's could benefit from your idea. Good luck. \$\endgroup\$ Feb 6, 2018 at 21:10
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    \$\begingroup\$ I've added a Feature Request: bugcrunch.live.altium.com/#Idea/8962 Thank's for your tips! \$\endgroup\$
    – AlexBaker
    Feb 7, 2018 at 13:01

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Yep, doesn't look like that option exists at the moment. I suggest posting to the feature request page: bugcrunch.live.altium.com/#Ideas/New . This feature would be extremely useful to me as I am currently working on a design with an FPGA and I have no idea what the difference between U1A/B/C/D/E/F/G/H is without opening each part. – DerStrom8 Feb 6 at 17:35

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  • \$\begingroup\$ If I'd known this should have been posted as an answer instead of a comment I would have posted it myself =P \$\endgroup\$
    – DerStrom8
    Feb 28, 2018 at 11:56
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    \$\begingroup\$ @DerStrom8 The answer is posted as community wiki and attributed to you. I have been going through some of the old unanswered questions with a view to cleaning them up. There is a tendency for questions with good answers in the comments to be subsequently ignored. If you know of any other questions where you have done this you might want to consider converting your comments to answers. \$\endgroup\$
    – RoyC
    Feb 28, 2018 at 12:47

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