Altium NEXUS Documentation


Created: July 11, 2018 | Updated: July 11, 2018
Now reading version 2.1. For the latest, read: DeleteComponentFromLibrary for version 5
Applies to altium-nexus versions: 1.0, 1.1, 2.0, 2.1, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2 and 4
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Parent page: PCB Commands

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

Applied Parameters: None


This command is used to remove the active footprint from the current PCB Library document.


This command can be accessed from the PCB Library Editor by:

  • Choosing the Tools » Remove Footprint command from the main menus.
  • Right-clicking in the workspace then choosing the Tools » Remove Footprint command from the context menu.


First, ensure that the footprint that you want to remove is selected in the Footprints list in the PCB Library panel (and is therefore the active footprint in the main design window).

After launching the command, a confirmation dialog will appear asking whether you want to proceed with the deletion. After clicking Yes, the footprint will be removed from the library document and the previous footprint in the Footprints list will be made active.


  1. One or more library footprints can also be deleted directly in the PCB Library panel. Select the required footprint(s) in the Footprints list, right-click then choose the Delete command from the context menu. A confirmation dialog will appear asking whether you want to proceed with the deletion of n footprints. After clicking Yes, the footprint(s) will be removed from the library document and the subsequent footprint in the Footprints list will be made active.


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