Altium Designer Documentation

Component Type

Modified by Phil Loughhead on Jun 16, 2017
This documentation page references Altium Vault, which is no longer a supported product. Altium Vault and its component management features have migrated to Altium Concord Pro.

The Component Type dialog

Summary

The Component Type dialog is used to select the type of component.

Access

The dialog is accessed in the following ways:

  • From the CmpLib editor (File » New » Library » Component Library), click  in the Type column under the Component header.
  • From the Component Template Editor, click in the Default Value column of a ComponentType in the Parameters region then click .
  • In the Configure Migration step of the Library Migrator View (View » Library Migrator), click  to the right of Component Type.
This dialog is not accessible when migrating a source PCB Library.

Options/Controls

Select the desired component type from the list then click OK to select.

Right-click Menu

  • Add - use to add a new component type. Enter the new component type in the resulting textbox. The new type will be added to the list in alphabetical order.
  • Add sub-type - use to add a sub-type to the component type currently selected or hovered over. Enter the new component type in the resulting textbox. The new sub-type will be added to the list in alphabetical order.
  • Edit - use the edit the component type that is currently selected or hovered over. Enter the new component type.
  • Delete - use to delete the component type that is currently selected or hovered over. A dialog appears for confirmation before the deletion occurs.
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