Altium NEXUS Documentation

Component Name Template

Created: May 2, 2018 | Updated: May 2, 2018
Now reading version 1.1. For the latest, read: Component Name Template for version 5

The Component Name Template dialog
The Component Name Template dialog


The Component Name Template dialog provides controls to change the naming scheme for one or more components in the Component Library Editor (*.CmpLib).


From the Component Library Editor, select one or more components from the bottom table, right-click then choose Operations » Rename Component from the context menu.


  • Initial Index - use to specify the base level Item, i.e. the starting point of the assigned Item ID range. If existing items in the target server already use the chosen item naming scheme, leave the index as 0 since the next available index in the scheme will automatically be used.
This field can be edited only if the default naming scheme is not used. When using the default component naming scheme, the Initial Index cannot be changed. Edit the desired numerical value into the text box.
  • Naming Scheme - by default, the dialog shows the naming scheme used in the Document Options dialog. Use the displayed scheme or enter a new one by typing in the text box.

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