Altium NEXUS Documentation


Created: April 11, 2019 | Updated: April 11, 2019
This documentation page references Altium NEXUS/NEXUS Client (part of the deployed NEXUS solution), which has been discontinued. All your PCB design, data management and collaboration needs can now be delivered by Altium Designer (with Altium Designer Enterprise Subscription) and a connected Altium 365 Workspace. Check out the FAQs page for more information.

Parent page: UnifiedComponent Commands

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

Applied Parameters: None


This command is used to paste one (or more) component definitions from the clipboard into the component definitions region (main grid region) of the active Component Library document.


This command can be accessed from the Component Library Editor when configured in Batch Editor mode by:

  • Choosing the Edit » Paste Component command from the main menus.
  • Right-clicking over a component definition or in free space within the region and choosing the Paste Component command from the context menu.
  • Using the Shift+Ctrl+V keyboard shortcut.
If the Component Library Editor is currently in Single Component Editor mode, switch to the Batch Editor mode using the Tools » Switch to Batch Editor command.


Component definitions from the clipboard can be pasted in two ways into the main grid region region of the Component Library document:

  • At the end of the current list of definitions - make sure there are no definitions currently selected then launch the command.
  • Overwriting a current definition - right-click over the definition to overwrite and launch the command. A dialog will appear asking you to confirm; click Yes to proceed. Any existing defined cell data will be overwritten with that from the pasted definition.
Note that overwrite only works with the focused definition. If multiple definitions exist on the clipboard, only the first will be pasted 'over' the focused definition, with the remainder pasted at the bottom of the list of definitions.


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