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Offline joven

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Kicad library
« on: February 26, 2014, 05:09:53 pm »
Hi,

I like to know if someone have tried to import your custom footprint library (*.mod) to the system (fp-lib-table)?

And have someone tried to convert to the new format (*.mod to *.pretty)?

Thanks
 

Offline Thor-Arne

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Re: Kicad library
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2014, 05:51:22 pm »
I have manually added my old library files (.mod) to the new fp-lib-table under windows, no problems at all.

A couple of tings to remember is to use plugin type as Legacy, and set the environment variables according to your system:

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KISYS3DMOD=C:\DropBox\KiCad
KISYSMOD=C:\DropBox\KiCad\modules

If you find it difficult to add the libs from the library you can edit the file manually with a text editor, the file is located in C:\Users\Name\AppData\Roaming\kicad.

Didn't try to convert anything.
 

Offline joven

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Re: Kicad library
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2014, 10:44:29 am »
In witch file where i can find "KISYS3DMOD" and "KISYSMOD"?

In each project, i copy the folder with library/modules. In the older versions worked fine.

I'm using linux.
 

Offline Thor-Arne

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Re: Kicad library
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2014, 02:35:08 pm »
Those are are environment variables, set them in your .profile.

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SET KISYS3DMOD=C:\DropBox\KiCad
SET KISYSMOD=C:\DropBox\KiCad\modules

I don't know the exact path to these folders on linux, but it should be something like /usr/kicad/share.
 


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