|Project Name||Stars||Downloads||Repos Using This||Packages Using This||Most Recent Commit||Total Releases||Latest Release||Open Issues||License||Language|
|Kicad_footprints||285||2 months ago||4||mit||Python|
|A collection of all the KiCad footprints on the internet|
|Walter||8||7 years ago||Shell|
|A mirror of the KiCad "Walter" footprint library.|
|Apeng Kicad||5||3 years ago||mit||Python|
|apeng's kicad library|
|Kicad Getlibs||4||8 years ago||Python|
|A library getter for the new KiCad footprint libraries|
|Fp Lib Dmcewan||2||8 years ago||gpl-3.0|
|Kicad footprint library|
|Part_management||2||7 years ago|
|This git contains a KiCad project environment that is suitable for managing the GitHub symbols and footprints for MySensors.|
This repo uses git submodules. A submodule is a way of including another git repo in your repo holding it at a particular version until you want to update it. This is useful as you can keep a local copy of all the libraries and only update them when you want to.
git clone https://github.com/kitspace/kicad_footprints cd kicad_footprints && ./init
This downloads all the libraries in parallel but it can still take a while.
If you are stuck on KiCad version 4 or version 5 can use the
kicad-4 or the
kicad-5 branch. These branches are not being updated though.
Create a file
ignore_modules.txt and add a sub-string to match per line for module names to ignore. For example to ignore the official KiCad modules from this repo (since they are already included with KiCad)
ignore_modules.txt would be:
If adding lines to
ignore_modules.txt having already run
./init then run
./deinit to de-register the modules affected by the lines.
If you want to update all libraries to their latest versions do:
git reset --hard the submodules so don't make changes in these folders that you want to keep. Make a separate clone of the submodule respository for that.
If you want to pull in any libraries that have been added since your initial clone:
git pull && ./init
You can add these libraries manually through the KiCad GUI of course.
You could also use
generate_table to generate an fp-lib-table, the file KiCad uses as a footprint registry, with all the footprints from this repository.
You can use this to replace your existing fp-lib-table.
You will need to restart KiCad for this change to take effect.
Warning: This will overwrite your existing fp-lib-table, discard any customization you made to it and also switch to using our copy of the "official" libraries included with KiCad (these are henceforth prefixed with
kicad-official/). In our instructions below we make a backup copy of the fp-lib-table so can restore it if you need to.
cp ~/.config/kicad/6.0/fp-lib-table ~/.config/kicad/6.0/fp-lib-table.backup ./generate_table ~/.config/kicad/6.0/fp-lib-table
cp ~/Library/Preferences/kicad/6.0/fp-lib-table ~/Library/Preferences/kicad/6.0/fp-lib-table.backup ./generate_table ~/Library/Preferences/kicad/6.0/fp-lib-table
cp ~/AppData/Roaming/kicad/6.0/fp-lib-table ~/AppData/Roaming/kicad/6.0/fp-lib-table.backup ./generate_table ~/AppData/Roaming/kicad/6.0/fp-lib-table
If you don't like the new way of organizing footprint libs and want to restore your original fp-lib-table:
cp ~/.config/kicad/6.0/fp-lib-table.backup ~/.config/kicad/6.0/fp-lib-table
cp ~/Library/Preferences/kicad/6.0/fp-lib-table.backup ~/Library/Preferences/kicad/6.0/fp-lib-table
cp ~/AppData/Roaming/kicad/6.0/fp-lib-table.backup ~/AppData/Roaming/kicad/6.0/fp-lib-table
You can try and hack the 3D models to be correctly associated to the footprints through absolute paths by running this script:
./updateyou have to run
If you know of any KiCad footprint repositories that have not been added please file an issue and I will add them.
If you want to maintain a private fork of this repository with some private submodules you can add them simply by:
git submodule add <git url> <folder> git commit
They should work fine with the rest of the scripts once they are added.
Any scripts in this repository are MIT licensed. All the footprints have their own licenses of course.