Low Cost PCB's Low Cost Components

Author Topic: Newbie Help  (Read 1407 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Ranger14

  • Regular Contributor
  • *
  • Posts: 60
  • Country: us
Newbie Help
« on: January 25, 2017, 02:06:57 PM »
I am running kicad on Linux Mate 18 (Sarah) but are having some problems.. My parts list is very short and doesn't include  normal resistor,smd parts,and others??
So what am I missing and is there anything else I should know ?? Also how hard is it to create a negative of the pcb for Negative type photoresist??


Thanks
 

Offline james_s

  • Super Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 2600
  • Country: us
Re: Newbie Help
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2017, 02:31:35 PM »
Did you add the libraries with the parts you want to your design? Are we talking the schematic symbols or the PCB modules?

I've never tried to print a negative image with it so I can't help you there. Surely it's possible somehow though.
 

Offline Ranger14

  • Regular Contributor
  • *
  • Posts: 60
  • Country: us
Re: Newbie Help
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2017, 02:43:32 PM »
I am talking  about normal sch parts ..
I added the library's off the Software manager and am I missing something ??
 

Offline james_s

  • Super Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 2600
  • Country: us
Re: Newbie Help
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2017, 04:48:35 PM »
When you have your schematic open, go up to Preferences> Library and add the libraries you want to use, then the parts they contain will be available to put into your schematic.
 

Offline bitwelder

  • Frequent Contributor
  • **
  • Posts: 593
  • Country: fi
Re: Newbie Help
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2017, 05:50:10 PM »
 

Offline technotronix

  • Regular Contributor
  • *
  • Posts: 209
  • Country: us
    • PCB Assembly
Re: Newbie Help
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2017, 11:15:29 PM »
As per the reference provided by the bitwelder, kicad-library package does not include everything in the GitHub repository, you have to add reference .lib manually
 

Offline richardlawson1489

  • Regular Contributor
  • *
  • Posts: 125
  • Country: us
    • PCB Assembly
Re: Newbie Help
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2017, 06:33:05 PM »
Which KiCAD version are you Running with?
 

Offline Deridex

  • Regular Contributor
  • *
  • Posts: 54
  • Country: de
Re: Newbie Help
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2017, 04:54:44 AM »
I suggest you get the complete Kicad-Lybraries from Github. Save em local on your working device and link to that folder.
That way you can work offline but still got a quite big startlibrary.

i think if you link to Github directly you could encounter problems when working offline.
 


Share me

Digg  Facebook  SlashDot  Delicious  Technorati  Twitter  Google  Yahoo
Smf