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mulfycrowh , 01-09-2021, 12:29 PM
Hi everyone.
My schematic is made of several sheets.
It is not annoted yet.
As I declare some components "Not Fitted" (or "Fitted") on a sheet, other components from other sheets are modified too.
Do you see any reason?
Same problem when the schematic is annoted.
JohnsonMiller , 01-11-2021, 12:57 AM
Make sure competent IDs are unique,
It may happen when you copy-paste a sheet, and as far as I know, the variant setting is after annotation.
mulfycrowh , 01-11-2021, 01:03 AM
Why do mean with competent IDs?
robertferanec , 01-11-2021, 02:41 AM
@mulfycrowh Each component in AD used to have Unique ID (e.g. if you double click on a component in AD17, you would see it - it was also possible to reset these IDs).

However, I can't find it in AD21? Is it now hidden somewhere .. or do they do it differently .. or am I looking at wrong place?

PS: I have not had the kind of problem which you have, but @JohnsonMiller's idea may help
mulfycrowh , 01-11-2021, 02:54 AM
I have noticed that:
If I remove the component on a sheet and place again the same one, I don't have any trouble.
JohnsonMiller , 01-11-2021, 06:04 AM
I was in the same condition, the problem is the Unique ID, try to reset it, no change in your schematic is needed. Which version of Altium you are using?
mulfycrowh , 01-11-2021, 07:08 AM
I'm using Altium 19. How do you proceed to reset the Unique ID?
JohnsonMiller , 01-11-2021, 07:56 AM
I do not access AD19, but in AD17 it is located at tools -> Convert -> Reset Component Unique IDs..
mulfycrowh , 01-12-2021, 03:24 AM
Same location in AD19.
I have a quite big schematic with several variants.
It seems to be OK.
Thanks to @JohnsonMiller
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