Altium Designer Documentation


Created: July 27, 2015 | Updated: June 9, 2017
Now reading version 17.1. For the latest, read: SetupArrayPlacement for version 21
Applies to Altium Designer versions: 15.1, 16.0, 16.1, 17.0, 17.1, 18.0, 18.1, 19.0, 19.1, 20.0, 20.1 and 20.2

Parent page: Schematic Commands

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

Applied Parameters: None


This command is used to place the current clipboard contents onto the current document, as a vertical or horizontal object array.


This command is accessed from the Schematic Library Editor by choosing the Edit » Paste Array command, from the main menus.


After launching the command, the Setup Paste Array dialog will appear. Set up the various options as required and click OK.

You will be prompted to select a start location on the document, where the array will be inserted. Simply position the cursor at the desired location and click or press Enter. The array will be pasted at the chosen start location.

If the Clipboard Reference option was enabled - on the Schematic - Graphical Editing page of the Preferences dialog - when the Cut or Copy command was used to add the object(s) to the clipboard, the array will be pasted using the reference point designated.


  1. Enter positive or negative values for spacing, to determine whether the array will be pasted to the right or left respectively for horizontal placement, or upwards or downwards respectively for vertical placement.


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