Footprints - how to use?


#1

Hi girls and guys,

i got the such great tips here in the forum to get the files for the library i need. i imported them to the library and got them as symbol but i only get a error message when i want to generate the netlist or better when i want to import the netlist to the pcb step. i cant find the footprint.

How is it possible to import the footprint as well?? i use Kicad5

i got the *.dcm, *.lib and *.mod file

so when im right the mod file is the footprint file?

Thanks for your help!

Karl


#2

It was
Libraries .mod are very old, maybe named as legacy.

Footprint libraries since version 4, from 2013 to now, are folders with extension .pretty and each footprint is stored in a single file with extesion .kicad_mod

Take a look at cvpcb as well. Any tutorial for version4 will do for version5 footprints management.