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

//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

//schem save

Further Help

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

Maddy Miller

This article was written by Maddy Miller, a software engineer at Clipchamp at Microsoft. In her spare time she works on writing articles, as well as developing the Minecraft mods WorldEdit, WorldGuard, and CraftBook. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect her employer.

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