I am just started using the Altium Designer 15 on 30 trial. I realize the library is empty by default. And as a trial user it seems I don't get access to the Altium Vault (cloud based part library?).

I don't need anything specific, just the usual 0805 SMD resistors, caps, op-amps, some headers.

Is there a generic part library that I can use?

They have a page for old, frozen library for Altium 10. Not sure this is a good start, as it's old!


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Altium should install a minimum set of items into the following location: C:\Users\Public\Documents\Altium\AD15.1B\Library (replace AD15.1B with your version)

Do you get access to the forums with the trial version (forums.live.altium.com)?

  • \$\begingroup\$ Great found it! I have enough to get me started! I tried to access the forum, but I keep getting a message saying a representative will be in touch after I enter my info =(. \$\endgroup\$
    – Adam Lee
    Aug 24, 2015 at 5:45

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