Author Topic: Is there a file which tells KiCad what libraries to load in by default?  (Read 1691 times)

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Offline XFDDesign

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It isn't a huge ordeal, but I find it annoying that each time I start a new KiCad project it default assigns the highly non-preferred KiCad included libraries for both EESchema and PCBNew. I'm curious where it's pulling this from, and whether I could modify the file (if it exists) to point to my own libraries by default instead?
 

Offline hermit

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What version of Kicad and what operating system?  The Kicad librarians are regular members/contributers at:

https://forum.kicad.info

One of the librarians has done several FAQ's that you could check there.
« Last Edit: July 16, 2018, 02:53:17 pm by hermit »
 
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Offline XFDDesign

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Win 10 / KiCad 4.0.7.

I will give the site a look, thanks!
 

Offline donotdespisethesnake

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Wrt to 4.0.7, for eeschema, the list of default libs is in kicad.pro, which is in C:\Program Files\KiCad\share\kicad\template

For pcbnew, the list of default libs is the footprint library table, pcbnew->Preferences->Manage Footprint Libraries.
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Offline hermit

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Win 10 / KiCad 4.0.7.

I will give the site a look, thanks!
If you plan on continuing with KiCad I think that's wise.  It is growing in activity lately.
 

Offline XFDDesign

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Wrt to 4.0.7, for eeschema, the list of default libs is in kicad.pro, which is in C:\Program Files\KiCad\share\kicad\template

For pcbnew, the list of default libs is the footprint library table, pcbnew->Preferences->Manage Footprint Libraries.
Perfect. That actually turned out to be far more useful than I expected. I can plug in all my vendor defaults now. XD
 


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