First off, thanks for the ad and please don’t beat me up for stupid questions. Creating schematics and PCBs using software is all new to this old guy. I have downloaded KiCAD 5.02 and have a couple of questions before I get started.
- There is a library included in this software and I have created my first “Project”. Do I have to do anything special to use this library or can I just go?
- Should I download other libraries and if so, where do I get them from?
- Can I download a library from Digikey and if so, do the components come with their numbering system?
- I want to create a very simple Power Distribution system that works on 12V. How would you bring 12V, 20A onto the board? I would like to keep this low profile.
I thank anyone in advance who takes the time to answer the newb questions. I know I will pay it back somewhere down the road.