Hi. This is my first post and Kicad is all a bit big and scary.
I have a design that was created for me (so I own the intellectual copyright) but the was a mistake in it and the designer has disappeared. So, I want to make a change to the existing schematic and the change the layout of the board. Before making the change, though, I wanted to have a go at creating my own layout with the existing schematic.
When I go in to the layout screen, I get the original layout and there are no issues. However, if I delete the layout and try to add the netlist, I get lots of “cannot add new symbol due to missing footprint” errors. I can’t see where I am going wrong and I couldn’t find any existing posts that cover this, so I hope you are able to help.
I hereby certify that I am not simply asking someone else to design a footprint for me.
This is an auto-generated message that is in place on the “footprints” section of the KiCad.info forum. If I remove it and ask for a footprint to be designed anyway, I understand that I will be subject to forum members telling me to go design my own footprint or referring me to a 3rd party footprint site.