Author Topic: footprint editor,editing connector on board,Saving will the update theboard only  (Read 699 times)

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Offline ttzoTopic starter

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hello, i need update after edit the component to library NOT THE BOARD ONLY (footprint editor,editing connector on board,Saving will the update the board only)
please help me how to do?
 

Offline shapirus

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hello, i need update after edit the component to library NOT THE BOARD ONLY (footprint editor,editing connector on board,Saving will the update the board only)
please help me how to do?
If I understand you correctly, then you need to edit the library footprint, not the on-board footprint. There's a button in the footprint properties edit dialog window:

 

Online selcuk

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On PCB editor, you need to select the component with a mouse click, press "e" (or right click -> properties), then on the "footprint properties" dialog, click "edit library footprint" button.

What is you KiCad version?
 

Offline JMK

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hello, i need update after edit the component to library NOT THE BOARD ONLY (footprint editor,editing connector on board,Saving will the update the board only)
please help me how to do?

Kicad libraries are read only

You need to save a modified footprint to a Personal Global Footprint Library; then use this modified footprint from your personal library for your layout.
 

Offline ttzoTopic starter

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kicad 8.0.2
thanks you all
 

Online Kim Christensen

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You need to export the footprint to a folder. This folder must have the ".pretty" extension. Create it before attempting to export.
Example path from my PC for where I keep my custom connectors. Your root path will vary from mine:
F:\Users\Kim\Documents\KiCad\footprints\_Connectors.pretty

Then you have to add that folder to the library search list:
 


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