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Re: QFP Footprint Wizard
You may also want to take a look at
I'm not sure whether you've heard about it but in my opinion this is
the most complete footprint generator to this day.
On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 2:57 PM, Nils Hesse <nphesse@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I'll look into that und hopefully provide my changes as a patch within the
> next few days, thank you.
> I'm happy that this really could be usefull to someone. I would like to
> create more footprint wizards and/or other plugins/scripts for KiCAD in the
> The code isn't really that much by the way, most of the code is
> "housekeeping" (clean console outputs) and the creation of silkscreen lines
> for the outline of the module (7 single lines).
> according to pcbnew.cpp:128 the installation destination of KiCAD Python
> plugins under Linux is "/usr/local/kicad/bin/scripting/plugins". Under
> Windows it is "[KICAD_PATH]/scripting/plugins". The destination under Linux
> seems to be subject to change (and should be). I, personally, created a
> symlink from /usr/local/kicad/bin/scripting/plugins -> ~/.kicad_plugins
> (under Linux) so I don't have to mess with root filesystem directories for
> installing user plugins.
> But make sure you are using a KiCAD version with scripting enabled! Look for
> the daily builds by Adam Wolf for a prebuilt version.
> On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 12:16 AM, Chris Comer <cbcomer2@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> How do I install this? I tried and restarted Kicad and didn't find any
>> new installed. Thanks.
>> Chris Comer
>> From: Nils Hesse <nphesse@xxxxxxxxx>
>> To: kicad-developers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Sent: Sunday, August 18, 2013 8:11 PM
>> Subject: [Kicad-developers] QFP Footprint Wizard
>> just in case anyone has any usage for this:
>> I've written a QFP Footprint wizard using the FootprintWizardPlugin Python
>> class (see attachment). If there are any problems with the wizard I'm happy
>> to help.
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