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Optionally you can install the {{Pkg|kicad-library-3d}} package, which provides 3D models for certain components.
 
Optionally you can install the {{Pkg|kicad-library-3d}} package, which provides 3D models for certain components.
  
=== Upstream Libraries ===
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=== Upstream ===
  
To have the most recent footprints, 3D models and tempaltes available, you can clone the upstream repositories and refere to them in the kicad config.
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The [[AUR]] provides the packages {{AUR|kicad-git}}, {{AUR|kicad-symbols-git}}, {{AUR|kicad-footprints-git}}.
{{Note|Sadly, for the current version KiCad 4.0.7 (as of february 2018) doesn't support modifying the symbol library path. Appearently this will change in the version 5.x.x, which is not stable yet.}}
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Optionally you can also install {{AUR|kicad-packages3d-git}} and {{AUR|kicad-templates-git}}.
{{Warning|Using upstream libraries may result in warning messages during runtime.}}  
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{{Note|The current version of KiCad needs to be run with {{AUR|wxpython-gtk2}} instead of {{Pkg|wxpython}} }}
 
 
{{bc|
 
mkdir -p ~/lib/KiCad                                      # create directory to footprint, 3D model and template repositories in
 
cd ~/lib/KiCad
 
git clone git@github.com:serioeseGmbH/kicad-footprints.git
 
git clone git@github.com:serioeseGmbH/kicad-packages3D.git # optional
 
git clone git@github.com:serioeseGmbH/kicad-templates.git # optional
 
}}
 
 
 
Change {{ic|KICAD_PTEMPLATES}}, {{ic|KISYS3DMOD}} and {{ic|KISYSMOD}} accordingly in the kicad_common config.
 
{{hc|~/.config/kicad/kicad_common|2=
 
WorkingDir=/home/marble
 
ShowEnvVarWarningDialog=1
 
kicad_fplib_url=https://github.com/KiCad
 
[EnvironmentVariables]
 
KICAD_PTEMPLATES=/home/marble/lib/KiCad/kicad-templates/
 
KICAD_SYMBOL_DIR=/home/marble/lib/KiCad/kicad-symbols/
 
KIGITHUB=https://github.com/KiCad
 
KISYS3DMOD=/home/marble/lib/KiCad/kicad-packages3D/
 
KISYSMOD=/home/marble/lib/KiCad/kicad-footprints/
 
}}
 

Revision as of 08:22, 5 March 2018

KiCad is an open source software suite for Electronic Design Automation (EDA). The programs handle Schematic Capture, and PCB Layout with Gerber output.

Installation

Install the kicad and kicad-library package. Optionally you can install the kicad-library-3d package, which provides 3D models for certain components.

Upstream

The AUR provides the packages kicad-gitAUR, kicad-symbols-gitAUR, kicad-footprints-gitAUR. Optionally you can also install kicad-packages3d-gitAUR and kicad-templates-gitAUR.

Note: The current version of KiCad needs to be run with wxpython-gtk2AUR instead of wxpython