How to save and load schematics with WorldEdit

Posted on June 27, 2019 in minecraft

Tagged with: worldedit, tutorial
How to save and load schematics with WorldEdit

There's been a recent uptick in people wanting a correct tutorial on using schematics in Minecraft with WorldEdit, due to a few incorrect tutorials floating around the internet. WorldEdit is one of the easiest ways to import schematics into Minecraft.

If you're a developer and are looking for the tutorial on the API, see here.

WorldEdit stores schematics in the worldedit/schematics folder. On Bukkit-based servers, this is inside the plugins folder. On Forge and Fabric, this is inside the config folder. If the schematics folder doesn't exist, make a new folder named schematics.

How to use a schematic file?

If you've downloaded a Minecraft schematic file and want to load it into your Minecraft world, do the following:

  1. Put the schematic file into your worldedit/schematics folder.
  2. Load it in-game using the /schem load filename command.
  3. Stand where you want the schematic to appear, and run //paste.
  4. If you've put it in the wrong place, you can use //undo and try again.

If you want to see all the available schematics, you can use the /schem list command. This command also comes with a handy load button next to each schematic, which replaces the load command above.


//schem load

How to make a schematic file?

If you've built something in Minecraft and want to save it to a schematic file to share with friends or the internet, do the following:

  1. Select the area you want to save, using WorldEdit's wand (a wooden axe, by default).
  2. Use the //copy command.
  3. Save it to the file with the /schem save filename command.
  4. Grab the schematic file that you made from the worldedit/schematics folder

//schem save

Further Help

If you still need help, ask on the official EngineHub discord guild.

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