Using Component Templates

When you create a component based on a template, the component inherits any process(es) the template may have (see Component Processes), and any possible properties (see Component Properties).

To create a template-based component:

  1. Display the Create New Component dialog Components > Templates > [selected template] > Create New Component [button].

    The Create New Component dialog (the same dialog used to create non template-based components) is used to configure component. Properties defined in the template will be predefined. If a source was selected in the template, the source is set here and the Source Config Type field is locked. For information about using this dialog, see Creating Components.

  2. After configuring editable properties, save the component.

Templates used to create components are listed in the Templates view.

Components created from templates are listed in the Components view.