Components are used to represent buildings, parks, and other elements in terms of their detailed built form characteristics. Building Types, in turn, are defined as a composite of one or more Components. Generally, a Component represents a real-world building that is factored in with a mix of other Component buildings to constitute a Building Type. Alternatively, a Component can be defined as prototypical building that on its own can be used to represent a Building Type. (See Building Types and Place Types for more information.)
The following articles step through the specifications required to define a Component. They are organized according to the layout of the Manage > Components screen.