I am using 5.0.2 version of Kicad. When I decide to create my own module with XL4015 step-down DC-DC converter, I found missing both symbol and footprint of this IC. ( TO-263-5L housing )
So I decide try ( for first time ) create both. I create new personal symbol and footprint libraries create footprint and then symbol. In symbol properties is field footprint keyword. whatever I trying insert into this field, in schema editor I never see footprint in dialog appearing after “place symbol”. Other symbols ( not all ) has footprint filled.
I was trying to figure out how binding works but without success.
Unfortunately, as new user I cannot attach files of library ( only one symbol ) and footprint.
footprint has “Keywords” “TO 263 5”,
symbol has “Footprint filter” “263”
Kicad does not found this footprint nor in placing time and “Assign footprints” dialog.
I know, I can select footprint hard way manually, but I do not know how the bindings between symbol and footprint(s) works.
Can anyone help me explain this binding ?