Altium Designer Documentation

Run Wizard

Created: July 27, 2015 | Updated: April 11, 2017
Now reading version 15.1. For the latest, read: Run Wizard for version 21
Applies to Altium Designer versions: 15.1, 16.0, 16.1, 17.0 and 17.1

Parent page: CompMake Commands

The following pre-packaged resource, derived from this base command, is available:

Applied Parameters: None


This command is used to create a new component footprint within the current PCB Library document, in a semi-automated way, by using the PCB Component Wizard.


This command is accessed from the PCB Library Editor by:

  • Choosing the Tools » Component Wizard command, from the main menus.
  • Right-clicking in the workspace and choosing the Tools » Component Wizard command from the context menu.


After launching the command, the PCB Component Wizard appears. Follow the Wizard's intuitive pages to set up the particular component footprint as required.

To manually create the component footprint without the aid of the Wizard, click Cancel. A new component footprint will be created and an empty workspace will be opened in the main design window. A default name will be given to the new component in the Components list of the PCB Library panel (PCBCOMPONENT_1) - use the Component Properties command (from the main Tools menu or from the right-click menu in the panel) to launch the PCB Library Component dialog, from where you can change this name as required.


  1. A new blank component can also be added to the library by using the New Blank Component command.
  2. If your components are required to be IPC-compliant, you can use the IPC Compliant Footprint Wizard, or IPC Compliant Footprints Batch Generator commands.


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