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Re: Libraries for Kicad - Resources
« Reply #25 on: July 14, 2015, 09:01:15 pm »
A bunch of very nice libraries together with 3d models are here: http://smisioto.no-ip.org/elettronica/kicad/kicad-en.htm

+1 for those. Much better than the kicad project's libraries.
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Re: Libraries for Kicad - Resources
« Reply #26 on: July 14, 2015, 10:30:15 pm »
Just to make it clear, I'm starting to like KiCad more and more. I think it is just as good as Eagle function wise. And that is without considering, that its free open source. It really is much better than two years ago. Thanks for your recommendations!

Now, is there an easier way to download all the libraries from http://smisioto.no-ip.org/elettronica/kicad/kicad-en.htm than clicking them all?

I overlooked the sentence about git:
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git clone git://smisioto.eu/kicad_libs.git
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Re: Libraries for Kicad - Resources
« Reply #27 on: July 14, 2015, 10:45:16 pm »
Now, is there an easier way to download all the libraries from http://smisioto.no-ip.org/elettronica/kicad/kicad-en.htm than clicking them all?

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curl 'http://smisioto.no-ip.org/elettronica/kicad/kicad-en.htm' | grep 'href.*/library/' | sed 's%.*"\(.*\)".*%http://smisioto.no-ip.org\1%' | xargs -n 1 curl -O
for i in *.zip; do unzip -o $i; done

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I overlooked the sentence about git:
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git clone git://smisioto.eu/kicad_libs.git

Heh, didn't even know that was there.
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Re: Libraries for Kicad - Resources
« Reply #28 on: July 14, 2015, 11:13:27 pm »
Yes, I was thinking DownThemAll or wget. But since there was a git repository, I'm happy all the more.

Now he only needs to implement the proper json file like in the official kicad library. Than KiCad will update his libraries from within and automatically.

It's hard to believe just one guy did all this. What does he do for a living?
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Re: Libraries for Kicad - Resources
« Reply #29 on: July 15, 2015, 12:30:45 pm »
I just keep getting "unable to connect" when trying to connect to the GIT server.  Resolves to 5.135.150.178, anyone else getting this error?
 

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Re: Libraries for Kicad - Resources
« Reply #30 on: July 15, 2015, 12:38:19 pm »
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curl 'http://smisioto.no-ip.org/elettronica/kicad/kicad-en.htm' | grep 'href.*/library/' | sed 's%.*"\(.*\)".*%http://smisioto.no-ip.org\1%' | xargs -n 1 curl -O
for i in *.zip; do unzip -o $i; done

+1 for this  :-+
Also, run the command again replacing "library" with "modules" for the PCB footprints.
 

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Re: Libraries for Kicad - Resources
« Reply #31 on: July 15, 2015, 02:30:54 pm »
I just keep getting "unable to connect" when trying to connect to the GIT server.  Resolves to 5.135.150.178, anyone else getting this error?
Worked fine for me yesterday on three different computers. The website also gives a subversion repository, but I guess you don't need it anymore.
 

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Re: Libraries for Kicad - Resources
« Reply #32 on: July 15, 2015, 03:54:11 pm »
hmm, odd, the website works, but I tried 2 diff machines on different networks and both times said could not connect.

It doesn't matter much, I managed to download them using the script, but wasn't sure if it was just me, i'll try again later on another machine on another different network to see if was just having a funny 5 minutes.

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Re: Libraries for Kicad - Resources
« Reply #33 on: July 15, 2015, 04:42:41 pm »
if your doing it through work, and are on windows, you may need to set your http_proxy environment variable for the cmdline tools (I know its something I have to do here at my work with shitty cmd.exe or curl+git etc wont get out my company proxy)
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Re: Libraries for Kicad - Resources
« Reply #34 on: July 15, 2015, 08:54:04 pm »
Hi BloodyCactus, I tried it at work and through a remote machine I have, which is just on a standard ADSL line, with nothing else, I have full control over the firewall etc, tried it under Windows and Linux, same result.

Will try it again tomorrow on a 3rd Machine.
 

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Re: Libraries for Kicad - Resources
« Reply #35 on: July 16, 2015, 12:59:21 am »
A bunch of very nice libraries together with 3d models are here: http://smisioto.no-ip.org/elettronica/kicad/kicad-en.htm

+1 for those. Much better than the kicad project's libraries.

What about merging them with the Kicad libs? What about inviting him to be a maintainer too? ;)
 

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Re: Libraries for Kicad - Resources
« Reply #36 on: July 16, 2015, 10:42:45 am »
Just tried on a 3rd machine on another different ADSL connection and it just says unable to connect, odd.
 

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Re: Libraries for Kicad - Resources
« Reply #37 on: July 27, 2015, 10:57:46 am »
I used...
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git clone git://smisioto.eu/kicad_libs.git

And got all them.

It seems these days some Walter Lain's libraries are being merged in official KiCad repository. Are there some merging plan and some statistics about what needs to be merged? :)
 

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Re: Libraries for Kicad - Resources
« Reply #38 on: October 24, 2015, 07:11:49 pm »
Noob question;
The .mod files from http://www.kicadlib.org/ are compressed, what is the tool to "unzip" them?
.mod also being a video standard, it's hard to find anything Kicad relevant.

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Re: Libraries for Kicad - Resources
« Reply #39 on: October 24, 2015, 07:15:40 pm »
Compressed? Are you sure? Can you attach or link one so we can see it? I'm not sure what you mean.
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Re: Libraries for Kicad - Resources
« Reply #40 on: October 24, 2015, 07:19:27 pm »
Compressed? Are you sure? Can you attach or link one so we can see it? I'm not sure what you mean.
www.kicadlib.org/modules/YT_Potentiometres.mod.zip
Or is this resource too old (2012) and I should be looking somewhere else?
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Re: Libraries for Kicad - Resources
« Reply #41 on: October 24, 2015, 07:23:24 pm »
Well, it's in a ZIP file, you can just open that with anything that supports ZIP. Windows and OS X will handle that natively and any Linux distro worth anything will too.

Or do you mean the actual .mod file inside? That file is fine, there's nothing wrong with it at all.
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Re: Libraries for Kicad - Resources
« Reply #42 on: October 24, 2015, 07:32:26 pm »
Well, it's in a ZIP file, you can just open that with anything that supports ZIP. Windows and OS X will handle that natively and any Linux distro worth anything will too.
Or do you mean the actual .mod file inside? That file is fine, there's nothing wrong with it at all.
The .mod and .mdc file does not show up when I try to import it through the library. This is the method I used: https://code.google.com/p/opendous/wiki/KiCADTutorialAddingLibraries
It only allows for .lib files, not .something...  (7zip shows the .mod as being 97% compressed, hence me trying to open it to get the .lib out of it)
I'm probably not seeing something obvious - BTW, this is using V4.0.0 if that's any help.
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Re: Libraries for Kicad - Resources
« Reply #43 on: October 25, 2015, 02:58:32 am »
Well, it's in a ZIP file, you can just open that with anything that supports ZIP. Windows and OS X will handle that natively and any Linux distro worth anything will too.
Or do you mean the actual .mod file inside? That file is fine, there's nothing wrong with it at all.
The .mod and .mdc file does not show up when I try to import it through the library. This is the method I used: https://code.google.com/p/opendous/wiki/KiCADTutorialAddingLibraries
It only allows for .lib files, not .something...  (7zip shows the .mod as being 97% compressed, hence me trying to open it to get the .lib out of it)
I'm probably not seeing something obvious - BTW, this is using V4.0.0 if that's any help.

.mod files are the old format for PCB footprints (formerly called "modules"). The new format is called "pretty." The footprint libraries are actually directories, so for instance in my ~/Library/Application Support/kicad/modules directory I have directories called asp_connector.pretty, asp_ic.pretty, and so forth. In each directory are the individual footprint files, which have the extension .kicad_mod. Thus I have in my asp_ic.pretty directory a file called SO-8.kicad_mod.

The point of all of this is that while Kicad still supports that old format, if you want to use community libraries you should consider using the github libraries which are actively maintained. Start here: http://docs.kicad-pcb.org/en/pcbnew.html#_managing_footprint_libraries_pretty_repositories
 

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Re: Libraries for Kicad - Resources
« Reply #44 on: October 25, 2015, 03:30:03 pm »
Thanks!
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Re: Libraries for Kicad - Resources
« Reply #45 on: October 31, 2015, 06:03:50 am »
smisioto has a lot of nice footprints and models, but I'm not a huge fan of putting silkscreen on pads and a lot of those footprints do this.  Easily cleaned up, but still... why do it in the first place?  The 0805 resistor footprint for instance has silkscreen lines across boths pads!  :o  Am I missing something?!
 

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Re: Libraries for Kicad - Resources
« Reply #46 on: October 31, 2015, 06:51:04 am »
I have a little library.
You can check it in my blog. See signature.

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Re: Libraries for Kicad - Resources
« Reply #47 on: November 06, 2015, 06:08:17 pm »
smisioto has a lot of nice footprints and models, but I'm not a huge fan of putting silkscreen on pads and a lot of those footprints do this.  Easily cleaned up, but still... why do it in the first place?  The 0805 resistor footprint for instance has silkscreen lines across boths pads!  :o  Am I missing something?!

I'm not sure about that, I'm a newbie.

But many smisioto stuff is getting progressively merged into the official KiCad libraries, that's good.
 

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Re: Libraries for Kicad - Resources
« Reply #48 on: July 25, 2016, 02:21:46 am »
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Re: Libraries for Kicad - Resources
« Reply #49 on: July 25, 2016, 09:43:40 am »
I did download all of these libraries and footprints July last year ('15), I didn't bother with the 3D models as I only use 3D to look at the bare board.

If it would help I can upload them as a single ZIP to a file sharing site for people to download?

Or, if you PM me your private email I can send the zip file direct to your email (2.7MB)
 
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