(Start Here) Frequently Asked Questions (4)

This topic is an index to answers for frequently asked questions about KiCad. General topics How can I help improve KiCad? I think I found a bug? Now what? Where is the official documentation? Cheat sheet Is it a g…

About the FAQ category (1)
How to create a power plane (using zones) (2)
PCB: Cleanup Tracks and Vias (1)
Hierarchical or flat schematic design, what is best for me? (How to deal with multi page schematics?) (1)
How does solder mask layer work? (1)
What is the difference between step and wrl 3d models? (1)
How can i assign a footprint to a symbol? (1)
Library management in KiCad version 5 (1)
I had KiCad 4 installed previosly. Now i updated to v5. Now i have some problems with the library setup (1)
Tutorial: How to make a footprint (From scratch)? (5)
How to check footprint correctness? (1)
Learning Kicad - unofficial learning resources (1)
Tooltips show white text on white background (3)
How to connect a wire to the PCB? (1)
What is the meaning of the layers in pcb_new and in the footprint editor? (1)
Running several KiCad versions on the same Windows machine (2)
Where are the configuration files (settings, library tables)? (1)
Is it a good idea to use a nightly build version? (1)
Converting KiCad version 4 projects to version 5 (Remap a project) (1)
Creating a new footprint library (1)
Creating a new symbol library and a new symbol in KiCad 5 (1)
How to create a bill of materials (BOM)? (1)
Electrical type of schematic symbol pins (1)
How does KiCad know which symbol pin represents which pad of the footprint? (1)
Tutorial: How to make a symbol (5)
How can I help improve KiCad? (1)
What is the difference between footprints and symbols? (1)
I installed KiCad 5 (under Linux) but there are no libraries. (The default option for sym lib table setup is disabled) (1)
I found a bug. What now? (2)