Altium Designer Documentation


Created: June 14, 2017 | Updated: July 12, 2018
Now reading version 20.0. For the latest, read: NextComponent for version 22
Applies to Altium Designer versions: 18.0, 18.1, 19.0, 19.1, 20.0, 20.1, 20.2 and 21

Parent page: PCB Commands

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

Applied Parameters: None


This command is used to quickly jump to, and make active, the next footprint in the current library document.


This command can be accessed from the PCB Library Editor by:

  • Right-clicking in the workspace and choosing the Tools » Next Component command from the context menu.
  • Using the Alt+Right Arrow keyboard shortcut.


After launching the command, the next component in the Footprints list in the PCB Library panel will be highlighted, and the footprint will be displayed as the active footprint in the main design window.


  1. After reaching the last footprint in the list, the command will not cycle to the first footprint again.


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