Pcbnew chap2 JA
Installation of the software
The installation procedure is described in the kicad documentation.
Modifying the default configuration
A default configuration file kicad.pro is provided in kicad/share/template. This file is used as the initial configuration for all new projects.
This configuration file can be modified to change libraries to be loaded
To do this:
- Launch pcbnew using kicad or directly. On Windows is in c:\kicad\bin\pcbnew.exe and on Linux you can run /usr/local/kicad/bin/kicad or /usr/local/kicad/bin/pcbnew if the binaries are located in /usr/local/kicad/bin.
- Select Preferences - Libs and Dir.
- Edit as required.
- Save the modified configuration (Save Cfg) to kicad/share/template/kicad.pro.