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Altium Schematic Components - how to copy / modify?

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hockeyrink

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There hasto be an easier way to do this!

We're doing a design that uses a slightly modified part of one in an Altium library, so we want to clone a part (after exploding the .intlib), made some minor changes, and re-save it as the slightly different part.

Sure, we can copy / paste the graphical elements, but if the only difference to the new part is a few pin designations, I don't want to have to copy / paste the PCB footprint, IEEE symbology, etc.

Surely there is a way to "clone" a part? I though it would be as simple as something like how doing a CTRL-C/CTRL-V in Windows explorer makes a "Copy of this.file" from "this.file" that can be modified and renamed.

Thanks for any tips!
 

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you should be able to copy/paste just like in windows.
make sure you select all first before you hit CTRL-C.
You can also copy the whole symbol from one library to another. In the library panel select the competent and right click to copy. Then in the new library in the same panel right click and paste.
Now the part should appear in the SCHLibary panel
 

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