Altium Designer Documentation

Add New Model

Created: July 28, 2015 | Updated: June 16, 2017

The Add New Model dialog.
The Add New Model dialog.

SUMMARY

The Add New Model dialog allows you to add certain models (e.g., a Footprint) to a selected component. 

ACCESS

Double-click on a component, or right-click on the component and select Properties from the context menu, to open the component's Properties dialog. Click the Add button in the Model region to access this dialog.

OPTIONS/CONTROLS

Model Type

Click drop down list to choose a model type. Below model types are available:

  • Footprint - physical layout that is required on the printed circuit board in order to mount a component or physical attachment.
  • PCB3D - add a 3D model to the component. 
  • Simulation - add a spice model to the component if you want to run a circuit simulation.
  • Ibis Model - add an Ibis model to enhance the modeling of IC pins while performing Signal Integrity analyses.
  • Signal Integrity - add a Signal Integrity model to configure and control signal integrity analyses.
Adding a model type from the component's property dialog only affects the selected component. To add a model type to components by default and thus show up any time you place a schematic symbol, add the necessary model type(s) to components from the PCB Editor - Defaults page of the Preferences dialog (DXP» Preferences).
Components must have at least one Footprint in the Model area. Otherwise errors occur when synchronizing the schematic to PCB.
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