March 8, 2021, 6:28am
I was trying to place a 4049 CMOS part in the schematic editor, but the library is not showing. ( Nor for that matter, is the 74xx logic ic’s lib)
I am running Version 5.99.0 on MacOS.
I see all the other libraries but it seems none of the ones starting with a number …
In Finder I go to the “Applications Support/ kicad/ library” folder and they are visible there, but they just refuse to show up in Kicad …
(Actually I see a 4xxx.kicad_sym entry in path above … for the 4xxx series, can’t see any .lib files, has this changed?)
Any idea’s on how to debug this …
I do have the 4049 in KiCad-nightly V5.99:
I have 5 libraries starting with a number listed in:
Eeschema / Preferences / Manage Symbol Libraries / Global Libraries
KiCad does not search for libraries, and it only shows & uses libraries listed in the table above. If you add those libraries starting with a number to the library table, can you use them then?
Maybe it’s just a small hickup not worth spending much time on, if more (or all) mac users have this issue then it is a problem in the way KiCad is installed on mac.
(I run Linux myself).
Application: KiCad Schematic Editor
Version: 5.99.0-unknown-56f6e7cc17~117~ubuntu20.04.1, release build
libcurl/7.68.0 OpenSSL/1.1.1f zlib/1.2.11 brotli/1.0.7 libidn2/2.2.0 libpsl/0.21.0 (+libidn2/2.2.0) libssh/0.9.3/openssl/zlib nghttp2/1.40.0 librtmp/2.3
Platform: Linux 5.4.0-66-generic x86_64, 64 bit, Little endian, wxGTK, mate, x11
Date: Mar 7 2021 08:05:29
wxWidgets: 3.0.4 (wchar_t,wx containers,compatible with 2.8) GTK+ 3.24
Compiler: GCC 9.3.0 with C++ ABI 1013
Sidenode: in nightlies the file names should end in kicad_sym not lib as they are already on the new file format. The files that one should have are the ones that are found in this gitlab repo
March 8, 2021, 7:26pm
I had to manually add those libs with the Library Manager and now works fine. Must be a bug with MacOS that those don’t show up as being available …
June 6, 2021, 7:26pm
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