Add global symbols from github


#1

Hi

I am new to KiCad and I’d like to add more symbols from github repo. I’ve cloned the repo and I can not find any way to add all that symbols globally. Is there any way to do that so when I upgrade kicad, upgrade process will not replace those libs from github with some default ones ?


#2

Which version of KiCad are you using?


#3

I am using version 4.0.6


#4

Check the FAQ link at the top of the page. Plenty on library stuff there.


#5

The FAQ does not really have anything about adding symbol libs. (You might want to check first before you send new users on a wild goose hunt ;))


#6

Downloading library zip from http://downloads.kicad-pcb.org/libraries/ results in a same outcome as cloning from github from https://github.com/KiCad/kicad-library.git


#7

Have a look at this old thread. From the linked comment on it is discussed how to add symbol libs in kicad version 4

(Will be a lot easier in version 5. That is also the reason why i did not really care about writting a FAQ entry for how to handle version 4 symbol libs. Too much effort for the few months until the v5 release.)


#8

Thx for reply. I will wait for version 5 then. Meanwhile I will just manually add needed libs.


#9

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