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IN PADS Layout
1. Without anything selected, right mouse click and choose Select Components.
2. Right mouse click again, choose Select All.
3. Right mouse click once again and choose Save to Library.
4. Click the Select All buttons below the Part Types and Decals so that all items are highlighted.
5. Select the library you wish to save the Part Types and Decals to, click OK.
Solution1. Load the design file into PADS Logic
2. With nothing selected, right mouse click and and set the Filter to 'Select Parts'.
3. Right mouse click again and choose 'Select All on Schematic'.
4. Right mouse click again and choose 'Save to Library'.
5. Select the you want to save these items to in the Library drop down list and then save.