Altium Designer Documentation

Snippet Properties

Created: January 17, 2022 | Updated: April 14, 2022
Applies to Altium Designer version: 22

The Snippet Properties dialog
The Snippet Properties dialog


The Snippet Properties dialog allows you to name, change the location, and add comments to a snippet.


The dialog is accessed by right-clicking on a Snippet in the Snippets panel, then choosing Properties.

To access the Snippets panel, the UI.DesignReuse option in the Advanced Settings dialog must be disabled. The Advanced Settings dialog is accessed by clicking the Advanced button on the System – General page of the Preferences dialog. If any changes are made in the Advanced Settings dialog, the software must be restarted in order for the changes to take effect.

When the UI.DesignReuse option is enabled, the Design Reuse panel is used for accessing and managing the snippets. As such, the Snippet Properties dialog will not be accessible when the option is enabled.


  • Name - enter a name of the snippet, if desired.
  • Parent Folder - select a folder location for the snippet.
  • Comment - enter a comment for the snippet, if desired.
The changes made in the Snippet Properties dialog will be reflected in the Snippets panel after clicking OK.
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