# Where to find an 0805 SMD LED in Altium?

I'm trying to learn to use Altium and am having a really difficult time finding components. I discovered capacitors and resistors in Vault Explorer->Unified Components->Components - Generic, but how do I find other basic elements such as LEDs?

I tried searching the vault for LED, but there are thousands of search results and I can't figure out a way to specify a package type (I'm wanting 0805).

EDIT:

I assume it's a good idea to try to avoid making new components in Altium (i.e. re-inventing the wheel) because it takes a long time.

To my knowledge, making a new component in Altium requires these steps (at a minimum):

1. Creating a new schematic and PCB library or adding existing ones to the project
2. Finding the IPC footprint standards document
4. Create the 3D model
5. Attach 3D model to footprint
6. Create the schematic symbol
7. Add footprint to schematic symbol
8. Add 3D model to schematic symbol
9. Edit pins to match between schematic symbol and PCB footprint
10. Fill in all of the other information for the component

For me, at least, all of this takes a really long time!

• Just create an LED part with an 0805 footprint! – Leon Heller Nov 13 '14 at 14:09
• If you'd made your own part, you'd be done by now! – Olin Lathrop Nov 13 '14 at 14:21
• You will already have the footprint and other stuff. You just have to associate the LED symbol to it. – Leon Heller Nov 13 '14 at 14:41
• I NEVER use library parts. Every part in my library was made by me. The reason? I don't have to worry if whatever jackwagon made it paid attention and got the footprint right. It takes 2 minutes. – Matt Young Nov 13 '14 at 14:51
• @MattYoung How do you make a part in 2 minutes? Are there any resources you can point me to? I'm brand new to Altium and the few parts I've made from scratch so far took quite a while to make. Leon mentioned already having the footprint and other "stuff" -- is there a way to not have to make everything totally from scratch? – Nate Nov 13 '14 at 15:32