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joelby:
Hi all,

I've modified component footprints in my PCB library and saved it, but "Update from PCB Libraries" doesn't reliably detect any changes between the PCB and the library. The only way I've found to force an update is to delete the components and import changes from the schematic, which is annoying because I have to manually reposition everything exactly where they were (and generally they've lost their grid alignment for some unknown reason).

Is there a way to force a re-import or convince Altium that a part has changed?

joelby:
Ah, I've discovered a better way to do it - from the "PCB Library" pane, right-click on the component you want to update and "Update PCB with xxxx".

It's vaguely unsettling that it does this without an ECO or any confirmation about which PCBs it's updating, but at least it works.

slateraptor:

--- Quote from: joelby on October 10, 2011, 05:49:46 am ---The only way I've found to force an update is to delete the components and import changes from the schematic, which is annoying because I have to manually reposition everything exactly where they were (and generally they've lost their grid alignment for some unknown reason).

--- End quote ---

This was the only way I knew how to force a footprint update, which was painfully annoying especially if I had to change the footprints on a crap ton of bypass caps, or something update a 3D body.

Thanks for the tip.

Eonir:

--- Quote from: joelby on October 10, 2011, 06:56:36 am ---Ah, I've discovered a better way to do it - from the "PCB Library" pane, right-click on the component you want to update and "Update PCB with xxxx".

It's vaguely unsettling that it does this without an ECO or any confirmation about which PCBs it's updating, but at least it works.

--- End quote ---

Thank you for finding this. It saved me quite some frustration! I don't know why, but I couldn't find this information in the AD help.

dodonny:
So f***ing thanks to you !

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