I am just starting with KiCad.
I have created a 24-pin SOIC Footprint using “Library Experts Pro” and imported it in KiCad and am using it in a schematic. The file attached below shows the created FP image.
In Pcbnew, after component placement (no routing done yet) I ran DRC just to check if there are any problems with FPs and to found the following problems reported by the DRC (pls refer to the file below).
The courtyard layer is used to check interferences since version 5 of kicad. This means this layer now must be made a bit more carefully than before. Now it must contain a closed polyline (every segment “end point” must align with the next segments “start point”)
If that crosshair is on the courtyard layer then yes this is an invalid feature for kicad. (this crosshair would be best placed on the dwgs.user or on one of the eco layers)
Let me give you a brief feedback. As per your suggestion, I placed both (vertical and horizontal) cross-hair on the “Dwgs.User” layer in KiCad Footprint editor. Updated the Pcbnew with modified FP from the FP-lib and ran DRC again.
The cross-hair is of course still visible in Pcbnew but no courtyard errors are reported anymore.
The problem seems to be solved.
Thanks again for your kind help.