Altium Designer Documentation


Created: September 2, 2016 | Updated: September 27, 2017
Now reading version 17.1. For the latest, read: SetTemplateFromVault for version 21
Applies to Altium Designer versions: 17.0 and 17.1

Parent page: Schematic Commands

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

Applied Parameters: None


This command is used to manually reuse a vault-based Schematic Template.


This command is accessed from the Schematic Editor by choosing Design » Templates » Set Template from Vault from the main menus.


After launching the command, the Choose Template dialog will appear from where you can browse to and select the required Schematic Template Item in the desired Altium Vault. After clicking OK, the chosen template will be applied to the active schematic document. Verification that the schematic sheet is indeed using the correct vault template can be performed from the Template tab of the Document Options dialog. This will show that a vault template is being used, along with details of that template Item. You can also update the template (if a later revision is available) or switch templates from this tab.


  1. The ability to freely (and manually) browse a target Altium Vault and choose a vault-based (managed) Schematic Template Item to be used/applied for your schematic document, depends on whether the the user's working environment is being enforced through centralized environment configuration management - delivered through the Team Configuration Center (a service of the Altium Vault). If available, the Center determines the environment configuration(s) that can validly be used, and changes the relevant areas of the Altium Designer environment to enforce the permitted data elements of the chosen configuration. The ability to manually reuse vault-based templates then depends on the chosen environment configuration:
    1. If the chosen environment configuration has one or more defined Schematic Template Items, then only those defined templates can be used. In other words, manual reuse of a vault-based Schematic Template is not possible/permitted, and this Set Template from Vault command will not be available. Instead the Design menu will provide a sub-menu of valid Configuration Templates that can be used.
    2. If the chosen environment configuration does not have any Schematic Template Items specified/added, or if you are working as an administrator, then these will remain manually definable by the user. In other words, you are free to manually reuse a vault-based Schematic Template using this Set Template from Vault command.
  2. When not using centralized environment configuration, and at least one revision of a Schematic Template Item exists in the Altium Vault, then you will only be able to use those Schematic Template Item revisions (latest) available to you. No local files may be used.


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