I've been following along a tutorial with Altium and have been making my own components for the schematic and PCB libraries. The schematic library components are missing when I reopened the project, however the PCB components and footprints are still there. The schematic itself can still see the components. See pictures.

Here's the component library panel to right of schematic

PCB Library

SCH Library with no components

I've tried reloading the project, different views, just at a loss here.

Altium version 17.0.10

  • \$\begingroup\$ Which library did you create them in? That's where you'll find them. \$\endgroup\$ May 1, 2018 at 15:07
  • \$\begingroup\$ @SpehroPefhany The one listed in the pull down in the schematic image is where I created them. I looked in there and nothing, added it to installed, unloaded/reloaded....no components. \$\endgroup\$
    – HereNowWhy
    May 1, 2018 at 15:15
  • \$\begingroup\$ Did you save the library before closing Altium? \$\endgroup\$
    – The Photon
    May 1, 2018 at 15:16
  • \$\begingroup\$ What Photon said, also it's possible (but usually undesirable) to have libraries of the same name stored in different locations. \$\endgroup\$ May 1, 2018 at 15:18
  • \$\begingroup\$ Also, it probably doesn't matter, but you may as well say exactly what version of Altium you're using. \$\endgroup\$
    – The Photon
    May 1, 2018 at 15:18

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Best thing I could come up with was to make another Schematic Library from the actual schematic.

  1. Drag and drop all components from right side library onto schematic
  2. Design -> Make Schematic Library
  3. Import new library and delete old

A hacky way of doing it but it works.


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