KiCad 4.0.7 footprint library wizard


#42

I downloaded this one : v4-backport-5.0.0-rc2 and installed it right away. im indeed behind proxy as many sites and such are blocked from my use. I do know ( i think ) enough about assigning footprints and such because I’m following the ‘‘getting to blinky 4.0’’ instructions from contextual electronics.

I will read the how to install a specific version of the footprint library :+1:


#43

If you have questions regarding that feel free to ask. Just as a hint: open the footprint library manager and look what is in there. I would guess that there are a lot of entries starting with ${KIGITHUB} as this is the default. You will need to delete all of them and replace them with whatever library version you decide to install. (using the backport lib is a very good plan as it will make the switch over to kicad 5 much easier.)

Just be aware that the 0402 footprints are all wrong. (I discovered yesterday that i had a typo in the script)


#44

I asked my company to take GitHub out of the proxy so it could be used. So i don’t thinks it depends on the proxy.


#45

I am not sure if it is a problem with blocking github or if it is that kicad does not create the html request wrong if you are behind a proxy.


#46

Well i don’t know that either. :sweat_smile:


#47

It’s all from my local map now. I deleted the whole library table and put the : v4-backport-5.0.0-rc2 with all the libraries in. I will try to assign footprints now.


#48

By the way restart kicad after changing what libs are loaded. It might be that cvpcb just doesn’t update its internal list


#49

alright thanks for mentioning that. :+1:


#50

You might also simply have both the old v4 lib and the new v5 lib in the lib tables. (would explain why you still see the Housings_xxx libs)


#51

It’s working like a charm now @Rene_Poschl !!. Thanks so much all the footprints are there and just like you said the SOIC is now in package.

Your’e a legend.

I can’t thank you enough,

Jasper


#52

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