Altium Designer Documentation


Created: January 24, 2023 | Updated: January 24, 2023
Applies to Altium Designer version: 21

Parent page: Schematic Commands

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

Applied Parameters: None


This command is used to create a schematic source library of all the components that have been placed in the source schematic documents of the active project. This is very useful if you want to create an exact working library, or archive, of your finished design.


This command is accessed from the schematic editor by choosing the Design » Make Schematic Library command from the main menus.


After launching the command, all schematic source documents for the active project will be opened, if not already, and a library document (<ProjectName>.SchLib) will be automatically created and added to the project. The document will open as the active document in the Schematic Library Editor. The library will contain all components used in the design.


  • If the software detects duplicated components (i.e. components in the design that have the same library reference, but different internal structure). the Component Grouping dialog will open. 
  • The created file will appear in the Projects panel as part of the project under the Libraries\Schematic Library Documents sub-folder. The file is initially not saved to the hard disk.


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: