Altium Designer Documentation

Choose Component Type

Created: November 9, 2019 | Updated: September 17, 2021

Summary

The Choose Component Type dialog is used to specify the ComponentType parameter associated with a Workspace Component. The parameter facilitates both the search and categorization of components in multiple locations through the design software.

Access

The dialog is accessed in the following ways:

  • From the Components panel: Right-click on a component entry in the list then select Operations » Change Component Type from the context menu.
  • From the Explorer panel: Right-click on selected component revision(s) then select Operations » Change Component Type from the context menu.
  • From the Batch Component Editor: Click on the Component: Type field in the component definition region, then click the button.
  • From the Component Template Editor: Click on the Default Value field associated with the ComponentType parameter, and then click the button.
  • From the Library Migrator in its Advanced mode: Right-click on a component type under the Component Types column or a component entry in the Components grid and select Change Component Type from the context menu.

Options/Controls

Columns

  • Name – the name of the available Component Type parameter.
  • Template – lists the name(s) of each Component Type templates, which will mirror the Component Type itself, or appear as a list of all the Component Types that have been merged, if a merge has taken place.

    When connected to an Altium 365 Workspace, note that Component Templates are not supported with the Standard Subscription Plan. As such, this functionality will not be available with this level of access to Altium 365, and the Template column will not be shown.
  • Folder – lists the name in which the Component Type location resides. The Folder name entry will be replaced with an asterisk (*) if Component Types have been merged.

Options

  • Search Filter – enter text in the textbox by which to filter the Name list.
  • Select the desired Component Type from the list and then click the  button to confirm its assignment to the currently selected component.
  • Click the  button to manage the list of available Component Types in the Data Management – Component Types page of the Preferences dialog.
  • Enter text in the dialog's Search field to filter the listing to the desired component type(s).
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