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I downloaded a library from the internet and I want to create a new PCB component using the ones in the downloaded library with little editing/changes (such as the footprint). Is that possible? How?

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Open the library. Copy a device, Paste it. Rename the copy and edit it as you like. \$\endgroup\$ – The Photon Jun 21 '15 at 15:18
  • \$\begingroup\$ works for a PCB component too right? @ThePhoton \$\endgroup\$ – Eman alawadhi Jun 21 '15 at 16:01
  • \$\begingroup\$ Yes it works almost the same. The option 'Paste 1 Components' (sic) will show up when you've copied the part to the clipboard. \$\endgroup\$ – Spehro Pefhany Jun 21 '15 at 16:33
  • \$\begingroup\$ @The Photon - Would you be so kind to post your answer so the question won't remain unanswered? :) \$\endgroup\$ – Bence Kaulics Jun 22 '15 at 14:17
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    \$\begingroup\$ @BenceKaulics, no problem --- if you do the work of making pictures, you should get the credit. \$\endgroup\$ – The Photon Jun 22 '15 at 16:39
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As @The Photon has already pointed out, you can copy any component from any library (PCB or Schematic) into your own library to modify them as you like.


  1. Open the libraries

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  1. Copy the specific component from the source library

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  1. Once you have the component on the clipboard Paste 1 Components option will be available

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  1. Finally, rename the copy

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And after these steps you can edit the component in your own library.

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