No Footprints found

just 2 days ago I made my 1st simple schematic for an Arduino shield
(KiCad V5.1.0-1). But when I try to associate parts to footprints, no
libraries at all are shown. So far no helpful FAQ entry could be found.

I assume the directory/path assignments are incorrect. But I don’t know
which path must be changed and where must the changes be done.

Are you running Linux?
In some (most / all ?) Linux distro’s libraries, 3D -packages, manuals are separate packages and must be installed separately.

I also recommend to install the demo’s and/ or templates.
They have templates for arduino shields, inclusive board outline and the stupidly weird off-grid connector spacing.

I guess you are on Windows.
Most of these templates are still 4.0.x origin.
There was a bug at one point that opening an old V4 project as the first V5 job could cause old footprint and symbol table files to be used as the new default. The correct default files are in something like C:\\program files\KiCad\share\kicad\template

Explaining which version of KiCad AND the OS is essential for us to help

@SembazuruCDE. Re: Buck Regulator. As a matter of form I get back
to the question.
I knew it wasn’t conform with KiCad rules at all, but just didn’t know how
to set up my //4pin 360 Mini Buck Board//. Although I made an appropriate 4pin
footprint 500mil x 700mil for the board’s physical pcb representation,
I didn’t find the clean way to make KiCad include the 4 I/O pins into the electrical net.
Hence I selected a seemingly suitable 4 I/O pin regulator any type as a placeholder.
To make the kludge fit my purpose, I finaliy disconnected one pin. I hope not
to be excommunicated when I confess … it worked! (Still don’t know how to do it
KiCad conformal).

@paulvdh. @davidsrsb. I’m using KiCad V(5.1.0)-1 on Windows 10.

Thanks for the support.

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Hi there,

I have a similar issue: I used an Arduino UNO template.
All is working well exept the signal from the Arduino connector…
How to used the connector define in the template?

Thank you in advance for your support!

PS: I used KICAD 5.0.1 & windows 10.

OK I understood my mistake, it now fixed!

If you solve your own problem, please explain what you did, you can be sure that you won’t be the only person who has struggled with it.

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