Altium Designer Documentation

Component Name Template

Created: November 26, 2015 | Updated: June 16, 2017

The Component Name Template dialog.
The Component Name Template dialog.


This dialog allows designers to change the naming scheme for one or more components in the Component Library Editor.


From the Component Library Editor, select one or more components from the bottom table in the workspace, right-click and choose Operations » Rename Component(s) from the context menu.


  • Initial Index - Use this field to specify the base level Item – the starting point of the assigned Item ID range. If existing Items in the target vault already use the chosen Item Naming scheme, you can leave this index as 0, as the next available index in the scheme will automatically be used.
This field can only be edited if the default component naming scheme is not used. When using the default component naming scheme, the initial index cannot be changed. Edit the desired numerical value into the text field.
  • Naming Scheme - By default, the dialog will show the component naming scheme used in the Document Options dialog. Keep it, or enter a new one here by typing in the text field.

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