Altium Designer Documentation

MoveComponentToLibrary

Created: July 27, 2015 | Updated: June 6, 2017

Parent page: Schematic Commands

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


Applied Parameters: None

Summary

This command is used to move a component from the current library document to any other open library document.

Access

This command is accessed from the Schematic Library Editor by choosing the Tools » Move Component command from the main menus.

Use

First ensure that the component that you wish to move is selected in the Components list of the SCH Library panel (and is therefore the active component in the main design window).

After launching the command, the Destination Library dialog will appear. This dialog lists all of the currently open or hidden schematic library documents (not including the active library document). Select the document to which you want to move the component. After clicking OK, the component will be moved to the destination library.

A confirmation dialog will appear asking whether you wish to delete the component from the original (active) library document. If you choose to delete, the component will be removed from the original library document and the next component in the Components list will become the active component.

Tips

  1. All open libraries (except the active library) will be listed in the Destination Library dialog, regardless of whether they are free documents, or part of the current or any other open project.
  2. You can also move library components using the SCH Library panel. Simply select the component(s) in the Components list of the panel, using the standard multi-selection techniques (Click, Shift+click and Ctrl+click). Once the components have been selected, right-click and choose Cut from the context menu. A confirmation dialog will appear asking whether you wish to delete the component from the original (active) library document. If you choose to delete, the component will be removed from the original library document. Change to the target library, right-click in the Components list of the SCH Library panel and choose Paste - adding them to the list.
  3. When pasting more than one instance of a copied component into a library, using the direct cut/paste method in the panel, the component will be duplicated but the components will not have the same name. Instead, each copy will have a suffix. For example, if the original component is called CAP, then the first copy will be called CAP_1, the second CAP_2, etc.

 

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