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EDA => KiCad => Topic started by: broier on February 15, 2015, 07:00:15 am

Title: Kicad Package
Post by: broier on February 15, 2015, 07:00:15 am
Hello

I would like to ask where you take package for board. I am really new in Kicad and have small project with basic parts (package like TO-39, MSOP, SSOP, or some basic trafos) and i am not able to find them...

If you coud help i would be really greatfull that i do not need do them :D

thanks everyone

(If you have some tutorials for Kicad which you can recommend i would be happy) :)
Title: Re: Kicad Package
Post by: JohnnyBerg on February 15, 2015, 07:10:09 am
Have a look at kcs walters kicad (http://smisioto.no-ip.org/elettronica/kicad/kicad-en.htm) page. He has a nice collection ..
Title: Re: Kicad Package
Post by: broier on February 15, 2015, 08:28:28 am
thanks i found this one before, but footprints like to52 or PDIP are still mising :(

Does anyone know?
Title: Re: Kicad Package
Post by: Monkeh on February 15, 2015, 08:30:52 am
Just draw them yourself. Really, you're going to have to do it eventually anyway, start now.
Title: Re: Kicad Package
Post by: JohnnyBerg on February 15, 2015, 08:31:20 am
If you have a recent version of KiCad you could try github (https://github.com/KiCad)
Title: Re: Kicad Package
Post by: broier on February 15, 2015, 09:10:47 am
Monkeh: Well i know but i am probably too lazy :) i spend more time looking for them than drawing them would take :)

JohnyBerg: Well i have to go on Win becouse my fedora 21 have a big problem with latest kicad so i have old version.

Thanks anyway :)
Title: Re: Kicad Package
Post by: Bassman59 on February 17, 2015, 06:35:24 am
Just draw them yourself. Really, you're going to have to do it eventually anyway, start now.

This is true.
Title: Re: Kicad Package
Post by: c4757p on February 17, 2015, 06:37:57 am
I'll shamelessly plug these (https://github.com/cpavlina/kicad-pcblib) again - not the whole set (though you can use them if you like), but the IPC autogen for the SMD footprints. There are just too many variants of MSOP/SSOP/etc not to use such a large library.