Altium Designer Documentation

AddComponentPart

Created: June 5, 2017 | Updated: June 6, 2017

Parent page: Schematic Commands

The following pre-packaged resource, derived from this base command, is available:


Applied Parameters: None

Summary

This command is used to add a new part to the active component in the current document. This allows for the creation of multi-part components.

Access

This command can be accessed from the Schematic Library Editor, in the following ways:

  • Choose Tools » New Part from the main menus.
  • Click the  button on the Active Bar.
  • Click the  button on the Utility Tools drop-down () of the Utilities toolbar.
  • Right-click and choose Tools » New Part from the context menu.

Use

First ensure that the component that you wish to add a new part to is selected in the Components list in the SCH Library panel (and is therefore the active component in the design window).

After launching the command, a new part is added to the component and a blank sheet for that part is opened and made active in the design window. Use this sheet to add the primitives that will constitute the part's graphical representation.

Tips

  1. The new part will be added underneath the component's entry in the Components list in the SCH Library panel. Either double-click on the component name or click on the tree expander symbol (to the left of the name) to list all associated parts.
  2. Use the copy and paste commands to copy the contents of a previously created part into the sheet for the newly added part. This can avoid having to place many primitives in a repetitive way, especially if the new graphical representation is a minor modification of an existing one.
  3. The Schematic Library Editor allows an unlimited number of parts per component and each part may support different graphical representations, through the use of the component-level Alternate Display Mode feature.

 

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