Altium NEXUS Documentation

PasteComponent

Modified by Susan Riege on Jul 12, 2018

Parent page: PCB Commands

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


Applied Parameters: None

Summary

This command is used to place a component from the clipboard into the current PCB Library document.

Access

This command is accessed from the PCB Library Editor by choosing the Edit » Paste Component command from the main menus.

Use

First, ensure that the component you want to paste into the current PCB Library document has been copied to the clipboard. You can copy a component from the design within the PCB Editor, or you can copy another component from the same or different PCB Library document.

After launching the command, the component will be added to the library document and centered on the screen. The Components list in the PCB Library panel will be updated to include the component.

Tips

  1. If multiple components have been copied to the clipboard from the main design in the PCB Editor, all will be pasted into the library document as separate component footprints.
  2. If the same component is pasted into the library more than once, it is highlighted by the suffix DUPLICATE or DUPLICATEn, where n is the number of the duplicate when more than one duplicate exists.
  3. One or more library components can also be pasted from the clipboard directly in the PCB Library panel. To paste, right-click then choose the Paste command from the context menu. If multiple components are being pasted, the command will be Paste n Components, where n is the number of components.
  4. The clipboard can store a number of objects that can be added (pasted) to various document types within Altium NEXUS. The clipboard supports a variety of data formats, depending on the origin and object type and can be set to store either only objects copied or cut from within the Altium NEXUS environment or the entire Windows clipboard using the Monitor clipboard content within this application only option on the System - General page of the Preferences dialog. Be aware that not all data types are supported by each design editor and that objects that are not supported will not be pasted.

 

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