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Created: May 29, 2023 | Updated: May 29, 2023

Parent page: Component Templates

To expedite the process of laying out the early stages of a design, the concept of standard, basic Generic Components is available. Generic components can quickly be placed in a design without the need to find and choose a specific manufacturer part from the available component sources. Generic components are intended as placeholders that are easily replaced by a suitable component later in the design process – they also can be considered as virtual or parametric components.

When Altium Designer is connected to a Workspace, generic components are automatically created through the addition of a schematic symbol reference to a Component Template, as is the default case for the templates that apply to basic passive components such as Resistors and Capacitors.

When connected to an Altium 365 Workspace, note that Component Templates are not supported with the Altium Designer Standard Subscription. As such, this functionality will not be available with this level of access to Altium 365.

To create the availability of a generic Battery component, for example, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Explorer panel, browse to the component template folder where the required Batteries template resides (Managed Content » Templates » Component Templates for the default Workspace activation/installation, as shown in the image below).
  2. Open the Batteries Component Template for editing.
  3. Add a suitable default symbol model parameter reference. The specified symbol model could be an existing symbol, one that has been cloned and edited from another symbol, or a custom symbol that has been created from scratch.
  4. Save the edited template back to the Workspace (File » Save to Server).

Create a new Generic Component by adding a symbol model reference to the related Component Template.
Create a new Generic Component by adding a symbol model reference to the related Component Template.

The presence of a symbol model in the updated template causes a Batteries Generic Component tile to be added to those available in the Components panel. Refer to the Generic Components section of the Searching for & Placing Components page to learn more about using a generic component in your design.

To delete a generic component, remove the symbol reference from it or delete the component template itself. The tile of this generic component will not be presented in the Components panel.

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