Altium Designer Documentation

Filter Builder

Created: December 8, 2018 | Updated: December 12, 2018

The Filter builder dialog


The Filter builder dialog is used to create more sophisticated and complex filters as needed. Commonly used filters can be saved and re-used. 


The dialog is accessed in the following way:

  • From the Component Batch Editor in the Model Links region or the Pick and Place Setup dialog by performing the following steps:
    • Click a filter icon () in the header then choose (Custom...) to open the Custom Filter dialog.
    • In the Custom Filter dialog, add a value in the first textbox then click OK or Enter.
    • Click the Customize button at the bottom of the grid on the right.
    For information about the Component Batch Editor, refer to Component Editor - Batch Component Editing Mode.


    • Filter - click to access additional filter conditions. Click Clear All to clear all filters. Choices are:
      • Add Condition - click to add a filtering condition, such as equals, between, etc.
      • Add Group - click to add a filtering group, such as AND, OR, etc.
    • Links - click the various links to further define the filter.
      • Id - click the various links to choose the desired item by which to filter, for example, Description, Name, etc.
      • AND, etc. - click the various links to specify the logical operator/type, for example, OR, etc.
      • like - click the various links to specify the operator, such as equals, is blank, is greater than, etc.
      • <empty> - click the various links to add a condition value. Enter the desired value in the textbox after clicking the link.
    • press the button to add a new condition - click to add an additional condition.
    • Open - click to open a dialog in which you can search for and select a previously saved filter to reload and reuse.
    • Save As - click to open a dialog in which you can save the current filter in a Filters file (*.flt).
    • OK - click to add the filters you have specified in the dialog and close the dialog.
    • Apply - click to add the filters you have specified in the dialog and keep the dialog open.
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