Altium Designer Documentation

Symbol Options

Created: April 21, 2018 | Updated: April 21, 2018

The Symbol Options dialog
The Symbol Options dialog

Summary

The Symbol Options dialog provides options when creating a component from a schematic sheet. After defining the options, the symbol will be created with the name of the schematic sheet and a new schematic library document will open as the active view, with the new symbol as the active component.

Access

To access this dialog, right-click in an area of the schematic editor away from any objects then select Sheet Actions » Create Component From Sheet

Options/Controls

  • Auto Width - use to automatically determine the width of the created component. If not checked, you can customize the width by entering a value in the text box.
  • Auto Height - use to automatically determine the height of the created component. If not checked, you can customize the height by entering a value in the text box.
  • Pin Length - input a pin length value for the created component. The default value is 10.
  • Style -  use to select the port style:   
    • Input/Output - input ports will appear as pins on the right-hand side of the symbol and output ports will appear as pins on the left-hand side of the symbol. Both are in alphabetical order.
    • Relative Schematic Port Layout - ports on the schematic sheet will appear as pins on the symbol in the same order as in the schematic.
    • Proportional Schematic Port Layout - ports on the schematic sheet will appear as pins on the symbol and the symbol will be sized to reflect the layout of the ports in the schematic.
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