(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)
I had KiCad 4 installed previosly. Now i updated to v5. Now i have some problems with the library setup (1)
Library management in KiCad version 5 (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)
What is the difference between step and wrl 3d models? (1)
Hierarchical or flat schematic design, what is best for me? (How to deal with multi page schematics?) (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 to create a power plane (using zones) (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)
How can i assign a footprint to a symbol? (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)
ErrType(3): Pin connected to some others pins but no pin to drive it (3)
How can i install a specific version of the footprint library? (3)