New Library

Created: April 28, 2022 | Updated: May 5, 2022

Summary

The New Library dialog provides the flow to create a new Workspace library component, component template, footprint, or symbol, or for creating an older generation library (database or file-based).

Access

The dialog is accessed by choosing File » New » Library from the main menus.

Options/Controls

Select the desired type of library you want to create in the LIBRARY TYPE region. Information for each library type can be accessed by expanding the respective section below.

  • Workspace Library - this region lists elements and the many benefits of using a Workspace library. Click Learn more to access information about managing components in a Workspace.
  • Import Library - use this button to open a File Explorer dialog in which you can browse to and open a pre-existing library to import into Altium Designer. The Library Importer opens in which you can configure and complete the import.
  • Create Library Content - choose the required library content from the drop-down.

  • Database Library - this region lists what is included in a database library. Click Learn more to access information about database libraries in Altium Designer.
  • Selector - choose the desired database type. The text below the selector describes what each type can be used for.

  • Simple File-based Library - click Learn more to access information about file-based libraries in Altium Designer.
  • Selector - choose the desired file-based library type. The text below the selector describes what each library type contains.
Found an issue with this document? Highlight the area, then use Ctrl+Enter to report it.

Contact Us

Contact our corporate or local offices directly.

We're sorry to hear the article wasn't helpful to you.
Could you take a moment to tell us why?
200 characters remaining
You are reporting an issue with the following selected text
and/or image within the active document: