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Current KiCAD version 4.0.7
In you library installation instructions you write:
Installation of the libraries
No matter what library version you want to install, you will need to point KiCad to it.
The first step is to download the library or libraries of your choice.
For the best user experience it is suggested to install the symbol and 3d libs of the same version as well.
If necessary extract them from the archive they come in.
Put them somewhere convenient. (Some place where your user of your operating system has write access. For a multi user setup choose a location that at least provides read access to all users.)
Okay - they arrived in ZIP files, three of them:
It doesn’t seem to matter where I unzip them - I am going for D:\Downloads\KiCAD\Libraries - but, do I just unzip them all into the same folder, and if so does it matter which order?
I guess this sounds like I am really dumb, but … well … I just don’t know the answers. It is these silly questions that computer documentation must answer for Dummies like me. I have written computer documentation, and I know how hard it is. You must assume that the reader knows absolutely NOTHING! Sorry to be a PITA, but I know nothing about this.
When I get the above sorted out I’ll go on to the next step. You write:
Add libs to the fp-lib-table using the library wizard.
This is the easy workflow.
As a first step you will need to delete all entries from the fp-lib-table using the footprint library manager.
Dumb question one: Does this only refer to the footprint library?
Dumb question two: What is a footprint library manager?
Dumb question three: What about the other libraries?