I see many posts about getting Kicad to accept libraries or footprints. I would like to build a purely local PCB in a way that is more or less sanctioned as correct. When I do an association operation I only want kicad to look at my local footprint file, not load all the footprints in creation. I believe that I could do that by changing the environment variables so that all ENV’s point local, but I wonder if there is a global switch somewhere to do that which is accepted as the right way to do it. This applies as well to schematic symbols. I’d like my board directory to only contain and reference current symbols and footprints that I have downloaded myself into that directory.
Is there a way?