Altium NEXUS Documentation


Created: February 6, 2019 | Updated: February 6, 2019
Applies to Altium NEXUS Client versions: 2.0, 2.1, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 4 and 5
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Parent page: Schematic Commands

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

Applied Parameters: Index=n (where n is in the range 1 to 30)


This command is used to import the indicated third-party file format into the active document using the associated importer.


The related indexed commands are accessed from the Schematic Editor or Schematic Library Editor from the File » Import sub-menu.

The command entries to import third party formats are only available in the menus, provided the associated Importer is installed as part of your Altium NEXUS installation. To view and change which Importers and Exporters are currently installed, first access the Extensions & Updates view (click on the  control at the top-right of the workspace and choose Extensions and Updates from the menu). From the Installed page, click the Configure control at the top-right to access the Configure Platform page. Enable the Importers/Exporters required, then click Apply. You will need to restart Altium NEXUS for the changes to take effect. In some cases, an importer may require installation of a dedicated extension. Extensions can be found on the Purchased tab of the Extensions & Updates view.
The importers available will depend on the active document's type (Schematic or Schematic Library).


After launching the command, the Import File dialog will open. Use this dialog to browse to and open the required third party file. Depending on the format, this may happen directly or after configuration of import options in an intermediate dialog.


  1. The Extensions & Updates view can also be quickly accessed by using the Add Importer command located at the bottom of the Import sub-menu.


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