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Copy device from one library to another

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Copy device from one library to another

In Eagle I could copy a device from one library to another from Control Panel. How do I do that in Fustion 360. I don't see any obvious workflow for doing this.

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Hello @infinite.machinery,

I hope you're doing well. This is something we are working on, currently the only option is to copy/paste.

Let me know if there's anything else I can do for you.

Best Regards,

Jorge Garcia
​Product Support Specialist for Fusion 360 and EAGLE

Kudos are much appreciated if the information I have shared is helpful to you and/or others.

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in reply to: jorge_garcia2

Actually this IS possible. You can find the original post that uncovered this workflow here:



1.- Open the destination library.


2.-Add to your schematic/board the device you want to copy.


3.- Right button and "copy footprint device to library".






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At least as of the latest version of fusion you can import parts when creating a new components, symbol, footprint, package. I did notice this option is only available when using the toolbar icons not when right clicking in the library manager. 

This should streamline your workflow



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in reply to: jorge_garcia2

@jorge_garcia2 what do you mean by "copy/paste" in the comment about the only option.  I don't see a way to copy OR paste when I'm in the library editor.  If I want to use a footprint from another library, for example, I open the library with the footprint I want.  I select "Footprints" and select the footprint I want, there is no option to copy that footprint. 


Ah - I just discovered the answer - you have to OPEN the footprint, use select to select ALL of the footprint, then you can go to edit->copy.  In the new library, you have to create a new, empty footprint, then edit->paste into that new drawing. 


I hope this library editing is improved

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"I hope this library editing is improved"👍


Autodesk, please make processes like library editing more intuitive.  The streamlining of common tasks is more important to me than new features.

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