Hello. I am a refugee from the Eagle camp (Death and pain to Autodesk!)
so I naturally have some stupid questions.
In Eagle (Again, Death to Autodesk!) when you specified a drill when
making a footprint the copper pad size was chosen for you automatically
by making it a percentage of the size of the drill. Is there a way to do that
with KiCad, or do you have to manually specify the pad shape X and Y?
Another question… In Eagle (Again, Death to Autodesk!) I usually made
my footprints by writing a script. This was actually easier than using a GUI
because you could more precisely specify fine end points (especially if
you made a spread sheet…) For example you can write a script:
(this would draw the part outline…)
line(-10 10) (10 10)
line(10 10) (-10 10)
(this would put down the pads)
pad (1.333 2.0)
pad (2.666 2.0)
pad (3.000 2.0)
The scripting language was really useful for making
very large BGA’s etc… and it made it super easy to edit
and re try…
Is there anything like this in KiCad ?
Again, Death to Autodesk… (yes I am bitter!)
I hereby certify that I am not simply asking someone else to design a footprint for me.
This is an auto-generated message that is in place on the “footprints” section of the KiCad.info forum. If I remove it and ask for a footprint to be designed anyway, I understand that I will be subject to forum members telling me to go design my own footprint or referring me to a 3rd party footprint site.