Altium Designer Documentation


Created: August 8, 2017 | Updated: August 8, 2017
Now reading version 20.1. For the latest, read: GenerateComponents for version 21
Applies to Altium Designer versions: 18.0, 18.1, 19.0, 19.1, 20.0, 20.1 and 20.2

Parent page: UnifiedComponent Commands

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

Applied Parameters: Index=n (where n is in the range 1 to 20)


This command is used to quickly create a batch of component definitions for the indicated component type.

This command is currently hard-coded. Only component definitions for Generic Chip Resistors are available for generation. You are not able to batch-create definitions for your own defined component types at this time.


This command can be accessed from the Component Library Editor, when configured in Batch Editor mode, by:

  • Choosing the Edit » Operations » Generate Basic Chip Resistors command from the main menus.
  • Right-clicking over the definitions region, away from any currently defined definitions, and choosing the Operations » Generate Basic Chip Resistors command from the context menu.
The command only becomes available on the respective menu provided no component definition is currently selected.
If the Component Library Editor is currently in Single Component Editor mode, switch to the Batch Editor mode using the Tools » Switch to Batch Editor command.


After launching the command, component definitions will be automatically generated for the indicated component type.


  1. The component definitions generated by running this command will be added to those already defined. In other words, the latter are not overwritten by generation of the former.


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