Hello. I’m totally newbye
I’m doing a copy of an old audio input selector pcb, and it is my first time with kicad and pcb design.
where could i find schema and footprint of this rotative selector? There is a no-default library?
I’m only interested about schematic and foot print.
If not, there is in some library some defaluts library selector l could modify, with some sufùggestion?
As soon as you can!
OK. Below library contain only 30deg indexing switches. The RS3-4 needs a 3-pole version of my footprint (I do not have it in the library because it has not been drawn so far). rotary_switches.lib (8.4 KB)
All other indexing versions you can draw yourself by cloning and pins renumbering. See http://www.lorlin.co.uk/PDF/CK.pdf for other possible schemas.
You mean in cvpcb?
The footprint filter for conn_01x04 (or all conn_##x##) connector is set to show only the pin strip footprints when the symbol filter is selected in cvpcb.
Deselect this filter and select the number of pins filter. (And maybe even the by selected library filter.) To reduce the number of suggested footprints. (Screenshot from development version. The keyword filter option does not exist in the stable version of KiCad. Other details might also differ.)
For your molex connectors: Select Connectors molex in the left most column, set the filter to by libray and by pin number. Choose your footprint. (If your molex connector does not yet exist you might need to make it. But there are lots of molex connectors already in the library.)
If you do not have a Connectors_Molex library get back to us, we will give you the directions on how to add it. (I don’t want to confuse you here with to much unnecessary information.)
Just a hint: footprint library wizard in footprint editor or pcb_new.
Old thread, I know. I’m new too and got here searching for a footprint for 2x6 rotary switch. I just wanted to point out other schema in the library that could be easily edited: SW_Rotary2x6 or SW_Rotary12. I don’t know if it was added after 3/2017, but there it is!
I’m making a breakout for a switch because I can’t solder worth a darn. I’m using a cheapo generic switch. Advice on the thread is very helpful! Thanks and cheers!
In 2020 you can make use of the regular expression like and multiple keyword search by first pressing “a” in Eeschema and then typing “switch” [space] “position” which gives an overview of switches which have the keyword “postion” somewhere in the description: