Altium Designer Documentation


Created: August 4, 2017 | Updated: August 4, 2017
Now reading version 18.1. For the latest, read: PlacePart for version 22

Parent page: Schematic Commands

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

Applied Parameters: UseBrowser=True | ID=LibraryBrowser


This command is used to provide quick access to the Libraries panel, from where you can browse and place a Component from any of the Available Libraries onto the current document. The Libraries panel offers advanced search functions and the ability to drag and drop a component from the panel directly onto the active schematic document.

For detailed information about this object type, see Part.


This command can be accessed from the Schematic Editor by:

  • Choosing the Place » Part command from the main menus.
  • Locating and using the Part command () on the Active Bar.
  • Clicking the  button on the Wiring toolbar.
  • Right-clicking in the workspace and choosing the Place » Part command from the context menu.


After launching the command, the Libraries panel will either disappear or reappear, depending on whether it is currently visible or not.


  1. If the panel is part of a group of panels, using this command will make it the active panel in the group - bringing it to the front in docked or floating modes, and popping it out in pop-out mode.
  2. Using this command will toggle the display of the panel in the position and mode in which it was last placed.
  3. A currently visible panel will have a 'tick' icon next to its menu entry.
  4. The panel can also be toggled, with respect to its visibility, using the View » Panels » Libraries command, or by clicking the Panels button (available on the right of the Status Bar) and choosing the Libraries menu entry.


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