I’m new to KiCad and just loaded and installed 4.0.5 on Windows. As part of learning the tool, I’m taking an existing design from another tool and moving it over. So far, this is working fairly well and I’ve learned to associate any new symbols I create with their proper footprints.
However, I have noticed that the installed libraries contain footprints for the COPAL slide switches, but no associated symbols. I find it hard to believe that someone would have built the footprints but not the symbols. Is there a way to get the symbols installed? I built a symbol for the CHS-02TB and associated it with the footprint, but I’m pretty sure these symbols already exist … somewhere. They just didn’t load when I installed the package.
Also, does anyone know if there is a library with the footprint for the 3.3mm square SON (small power FET). I see the footprint for the 5x6mm SON, but not the tiny one. I guess that will be the one thing in the library that I have to build myself.