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Component Symbol Libraries
Each zip contains a template project folder to be saved in your KiCad templates directory. You’ll want to move any libraries (.lib, .dcm, or .pretty folder) to your library folder and associate them in EEschema and PCBNew. All templates are set up for the OSH Park design rules.
- Open KiCad.
- Open Preferences > Configure Paths and note the value of ‘KICAD_PTEMPLATES’.
- Download the template zip and extract into the location of ‘KICAD_PTEMPLATES’.
- In KiCad, open File > New Project > New Project from Template.
- Select the location of your new project. The name of the folder will be the name of your project.
- The templates with folders in the ‘KICAD_PTEMPLATES’ are listed under ‘Portable Templates” tab.
- Select the template and click ‘OK’.
- Your project now exists, so you can open EESchema and PCBNew and design as usual.
OSH Park Blank Templates
Projects with Symbol and Footprint
- Arduino Uno/101 Shield (zip) (Github) (example project)
- DIP for C.H.I.P. (zip) (Github) (example project)
- Teensy 3.2 (zip) (Github)
- Teensy LC (zip) (Github)
- Philosophy of an Open Source Hardware Design Company
- KiCad Templates to Simplify Starting a New Project
- Wickerlib Symbol and Footprint Library Management
- Maintaining an Inventory
- First Schematic and Editing Components
- Netlist and Footprint Association
- Generating Bills of Material
- Pre-fabrication Checklist
- KiCad Board Layers
- First Board and Editing Footprints
- Generate Gerbers
- Generate Paste Layers for Stencils
- Generate Assembly Diagrams
- Makefile Magic
- Order from Digikey
- Assembling the Boards
- Tips for Testing and Bringing up Boards
- Create a BOM
- Generate gerbers
- Generate paste layers for a stencil
- Generate assembly files