I am still trying to get my head around the endless circle of library use. I downloaded the full set of components from github to the modules folder.
I am running windows 7 64bit.
I downloaded the latest stable release version (4.0.4) and was disappointed to find that the older V4.0.2 stopped working as the fp table seems to have been overwritten.
I tried importing the whole project into the new version but any attempt to annotate the schematic gave an error <<missing “)” in the fp table line 2 offset 54>>. I cannot see any issues with the fp table myself.
I am almost on the point of giving up with the new version, mainly owing to the poorly documented and horribly messy method of managing component libraries. The schematic libraries are great and work well.
For anything major I am still using the final BZR 4022 version from 2013, as at least that is reliable and the libraries are fairly simple to access and manage.
In later versions, CvPcb seems to associate some items but not others. The components are there in the library browser, but the footprint view in Ccvpcb is just blank for the same component. Surely it is either there and accessible or not.
There seems to be some missing link between the sections of the program that are incredibly frustrating.
Maybe my paths are not set correctly but there seems to be little or no documentation as to what different paths do or why a specific path is needed.
In simple terms can anyone please explain how to get libraries that are useable from CvPcb to produce a finished PCB.
I am not a Linux savvy person and this needs to work for me in windows.