LM2917 & LM3914 Symbols


#1

Hi New to KiCad and wondered if anyone can point me towards LM2917 & LM3914 Symol lib files?

Any help appreciated


#2

You can try snapeda.com, I just noticed there’s a new feature, you can create a symbol quite easily if it doesn’t exist yet. I did one for LM2917N. Not as good as handmade but good for starters.


#3

Read and watch tutorials on creating your own symbols. You won’t get very far in PCB design without knowing how and with practice it takes minutes


#4

eelik thanks I have found an LM3914

davidsrsb thanks again, this is probably a one off design I am too long in the tooth to make a career out of it. If I cant find a symbol I will take your advice


#5

Hey, speaking as a silver-haired, superannuated, Medicare-card-equipped, past retirement age, grandfather (four times over) . . .

It truly isn’t that difficult to draft symbols and footprints. For me, the most difficult part is knowing - before I start - roughly how it should look when it’s finished.

And, I’ve learned that I am very poor at predicting when a design will truly be a one-time effort, and when the modifications, updates, enhancements, etc, will persist for decades.

Dale