I’m running a mac (OSX El Capitan 10.11.6) and Kicad 4.0.7
I’m new to KiCad and I made a few custom footprints and new libraries but I can only see the libraries and not the footprints inside them when I run CvPcb. I’ve spent a few hours trying to get it to work and read most every post and video I could find about it with no luck.
If I type “e” on the schematic part I can see the library and the components in the library a picture of the custom footprint. I can also assign it directly to the part.
When I look in my footprint library manager, in my footprint editor I see the library and look at my PCB Library Tables, I can see the library is present. I can go to the folder where my library is saved and see that the footprint is saved in the correct folder. I can also open and load the footprint, open the correct library and make it active, and save it to the active library, but it still doesn’t appear in when I go to associate parts when running CvPcb. I have also quite and restarted my computer.
I don’t know if when I go to route the PCB if the new footprints will show up (I think it will but am not there yet), but I was hoping someone could suggest why the library shows up but the components don’t when running CvPcb. Many thanks in advance.
Because I’m a new user I can only put one image per post so I will try to make 3 posts with one image each.