Altium Designer Documentation

Select Library Path

Created: May 24, 2016 | Updated: June 19, 2017
Now reading version 16.0. For the latest, read: Select Library Path for version 22
Applies to Altium Designer versions: 15.1, 16.0, 16.1, 17.0, 17.1 and 18.0

The Select Library Path dialogThe Select Library Path dialog


The Select Library Path dialog is used to select the library path of OrCAD source schematic and/or PCB library files when using the Import Wizard to import OrCAD CIS files. 


The dialog is accessed by clicking Add on the Locate your Orcad Libraries page of the Import Wizard (File » Import Wizard) while configuring import of Orcad CIS Configuration Files and Libraries.


  • Browse Folder icon - click to search for and select the library path that holds the desired OrCAD source schematic and/or PCB library files.
  • Include sub-folders in search - enable to include sub-folders in the search.
  • Filter - use the drop-down to filter the search by file types:
    • <Any Orcad Libraries> - select to find any OrCAD libraries.
    • Schematic Libraries (*.OLB) - select to find only OrCAD schematic libraries.
    • Footprint Libraries (*.LLB) - select to find only OrCAD footprint libraries.
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