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Offline HackedFridgeMagnet

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Using Kicad PCB editor without a netlist.(solved)
« on: March 20, 2012, 12:08:03 pm »
Hi
I think this may be an easy one for experienced Kicad users.

I have a very large but simple circuit with stacks jof repetition, It's a MCPCB panel for leds, nothing else.
I want to add tracks to the pads of my led models but can't seem to do it because there is no netlist.
Is there a way around this? (Without a netlist.)

Also can I just lay pads down in Kicad? I can't see a way of doing this.

I am using the stable build of 19th Jan 2012
« Last Edit: March 20, 2012, 12:53:00 pm by HackedFridgeMagnet »
 

Offline amspire

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Re: Using Kicad PCB editor without a netlist.
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2012, 12:39:32 pm »
Did you turn DRC off on the Preferences->General first? By default, KiCad does a live DRC check, so it will not let you do anything that is not specified in a netlist.

Turn DRC off, and you can add parts and tracks without any complaints.

Richard.
 

Offline HackedFridgeMagnet

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Re: Using Kicad PCB editor without a netlist.(solved)
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2012, 12:53:33 pm »
Thanks

That's fixed it.
 


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