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mithat [KiCad Schematic Symbol Management]
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 KiCad places schematic symbols into //component libraries//​. Component libraries use the ''​.lib''​ extension. One ''​.lib''​ file typically contains definitions for several (usually related) components. ​ KiCad places schematic symbols into //component libraries//​. Component libraries use the ''​.lib''​ extension. One ''​.lib''​ file typically contains definitions for several (usually related) components. ​
  
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 KiCad uses the term "​component"​ to mean "​schematic symbol."​ KiCad uses the term "​component"​ to mean "​schematic symbol."​
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 There are two kinds of libraries in KiCad: **component libraries** (i.e., schematic symbol libraries), which are stored in ''​.lib''​ files, and **footprint libraries**,​ which are stored in ''​.mod''​ files. Our concern here is with component libraries. There are two kinds of libraries in KiCad: **component libraries** (i.e., schematic symbol libraries), which are stored in ''​.lib''​ files, and **footprint libraries**,​ which are stored in ''​.mod''​ files. Our concern here is with component libraries.
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 You should add new components only to user component libraries. See [[#User component libraries]] below. You should add new components only to user component libraries. See [[#User component libraries]] below.
  
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 **Even though you can import components into system and third-party libraries, you are strongly advised against making any changes to system and third-party libraries.** **Even though you can import components into system and third-party libraries, you are strongly advised against making any changes to system and third-party libraries.**
  
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 For creating new components and for making changes to components in system or third-party component libraries, it is highly recommended that you use only libraries you have created yourself---what we will call //user libraries//​. In other words, you should create new components only in user libraries, and components in system and third-party libraries that you wish to change should first be copied to a user library and edited there. For creating new components and for making changes to components in system or third-party component libraries, it is highly recommended that you use only libraries you have created yourself---what we will call //user libraries//​. In other words, you should create new components only in user libraries, and components in system and third-party libraries that you wish to change should first be copied to a user library and edited there.
  
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 **Even though you can create/​add/​edit components in system and third-party libraries, you are strongly advised against making any changes to system and third-party libraries.** **Even though you can create/​add/​edit components in system and third-party libraries, you are strongly advised against making any changes to system and third-party libraries.**
  
kicad/schematic_symbol_management.txt · Last modified: 2018/09/09 08:54 by mithat