Is there a way to highlight a component in the Altium PCB designer and then jump to its location in the schematic editor? I have a hierarchical schematic so it can be a pain to have to search through each schematic sheet to find where the component is located when using cross probing. I found that I can just search the designator and the schematic link will pop up but I was wondering if there is a better way to do this.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Tools -> Cross Probe. Alternatively, in the schematic, open the item manager. This lists every component and which sheet it is on. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Feb 26 at 15:55
  • \$\begingroup\$ This link will take you, even without a valid license, to an excellent (and official) Altium forum: forum.live.altium.com (where all you need to do is register for an account). \$\endgroup\$ Commented Feb 26 at 16:00

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To enable this feature, you must initially activate the cross-probe function as depicted below. Once activated, navigate to either the schematic or PCB environment. After that right-click your mouse, then select cross-probe after that holding down the control key and clicking on the desired component. Proceed to your schematic or PCB section.

Cross Select Mode

However, for optimal efficiency, it's preferable to initially divide your Altium screen into two vertical or horizontal sections.

Split Option

and then click on the part you want in the schematic environment, then use this option [Reposition Selected component] in the PCB environment as the picture.

Reposition option


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