I’ve watched several videos and been through all the messages here which are sadly closed so you have to start a new thread. I have version 5.1.3 and have followed the steps here:
Perhaps there is an easier way to do this, but I am lost as soon as he says to go into the “footprint manager” find a component and then right click and save it to my own library. When I try to save it, it asks if I want it in global or a project library. I select project. It creates a folder called <project_name>.pretty, but there is nothing in it. I then copy and paste the item into the library in the tree and now I see it, but it apparently went into “fp-info-cache”. I am very confused by the difference between the symbol library and the footprint library even after reading this: What is the difference between footprints and symbols?
So I’m not sure if this is already somewhere I can’t find it to drag and drop it, or if I have to edit a symbol and save it somewhere, or if I have to edit a footprint and save that somewhere. I did manage to create a bigger version somehow from Conn_24pin_DIP and gave it a footprint of Package_DIP:DIP-24_W15.24mm_Socket. So maybe I have to do something similar with something that has 8 pins.