Altium Designer Documentation

Choose Component Type

Modified by Susan Riege on Jan 26, 2021

Summary

The Choose Component Type dialog is used to specify the ComponentType parameter associated with a Managed Component. The parameter facilitates both the search and categorization of components in multiple locations through the design software.

Access

The dialog is accessed in the following ways:

  • From the Components panel: Right-click on a component entry in the list then select Operations » Change Component Type from the context menu.
  • From the Explorer panel: Right-click on a Revision State then select Operations » Change Component Type from the context menu.

Options/Controls

Columns

  • Name - the name of the available Component Type parameter.
  • Template - lists the name(s) of each Component Type templates, which will mirror the Component Type itself, or appear as a list of all the Component Types that have been merged, if a merge has taken place.
  • Folder - lists the name in which the Component Type location resides. The Folder name entry will be replaced with an asterisk (*) if Component Types have been merged.

Options

  • Search Filter – enter text in the textbox by which to filter the Name list.
  • Select the desired Component Type from the list and then click the  button to confirm its assignment to the currently selected component.
  • Click the  button to manage the list of available Component Types in the Data Management – Component Types page of the Preferences dialog.
  • Enter text in the dialog's Search field to filter the listing to the desired component type(s).
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