I inherited a project from an engineer who just left our company. In his (Altium) PCB Layout, there's a footprint on the board for a 2 pin connector, but it's not in the library. I need to edit the footprint, and I can't figure out how to add it to the library so that I can edit it... Let alone to have in the pcb library... Tried the "Design -> Make PCB Library" option, it grabbed every part but this one.... Where am I going wrong?

  • \$\begingroup\$ Are you sure it's actually a component footprint and not just a collection of free primitives on the board? \$\endgroup\$ – Peter Green Oct 4 '17 at 15:43
  • \$\begingroup\$ That's the thing... it shows up as a component. 3D rendering and all. \$\endgroup\$ – Jedi Engineer Oct 5 '17 at 11:35

The workaround that I always use is to select the component in the PCB, press CTRL+C, Define the selection Origin, open the target library with a new blank component, and the press CTRL+V, and drop it where you want and save.

Remember to make sure that the origin is where you want it.

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