I'm new with hierchical design in Altium. When I update the PCB, all the components of the multi sheets are generated at the same place.

There is the hiearchy of the project :

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I highlighted the problematic sheets in yellow!

  • There is two "InputAmplifier" sheets in "InputConnectors"
  • There is eight "InputsConnectors" sheets in "AudioInputs_16"
  • There is one "AudioInputs" sheet in "TopLevel"

  • There is eight "OutputConnectors" sheets in "AudioOutputs_16"

  • There is one "AudioOutput" sheet in "TopLevel"

The components are looking like this on the PCB:

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And far away all the components of the problematic sheets are generated at the same point: enter image description here

How can I split all the components? There is a lot of components and moving all of them by hand will be really long.

Thank you!

  • \$\begingroup\$ Try this: click the room, then: Tools > Component Placement > Arrange within Room. (t >o > r) \$\endgroup\$
    – Wesley Lee
    Mar 21, 2019 at 5:06

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What I normally do is to arrange the parts per section of the schematic, regardless of hierarchical structure, so what in your case would be a single input amplifier within the input connector page.

To do that, you just type T O L or click on the tools menu, Component placement and Arrange within rectangle. Then you just draw a rectangle with the cursor of the mouse, where you want your parts to be.


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