Bear with me, I’m new at this software (and forum), finally transitioning from Protel 99SE (!!!)
Some of my libraries, such as Package_QFP, are not appearing in the Footprint library browser, but they do appear in the same directory as other libraries that are working correctly.
In particular, I wanted to place an ATMEGA328PB, so I added it to the schematic, and it referenced footprint “Package_QFP:TQFP-32_7x7mm_P0.8mm”. But when I try to browse to that footprint using the viewer, it’s not found.
The file is there, in C:\Program Files\KiCad\share\kicad\modules\Package_QFP.pretty\TQFP-32_7x7mm_P0.8mm.kicad_mod but it doesn’t show up when I browse footprints.
I’m missing a lot of others as well! Comparing the footprint folders shown in the Footprint Editor vs. my kicad/modules directory, a TON are missing.
Any idea what’s up?
This is a brand new install, not sure what’s going on. Thanks.
I know it can see the other packages, because if I browse to a similar footprint called “Housings_QFP:TQFP-32_7x7mm_Pitch0.8mm” it works fine.
The Housings_QFP is in the same directory as the Package_QFP, so I don’t know why it’s seen, but Package is not.