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Re: [kicad-users] Can I open the Module Editor without starting PCBnew ?

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  • Dan Roganti
    ah, ok , I see now. I created a new *.mod lib for the footprints that I m making. The I add it to the project library. I only had to restart CvPcb so then it
    Message 1 of 3 , Apr 22 2:54 PM
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      ah, ok , I see now.
      I created a new *.mod lib for the footprints that I'm making. The I add
      it to the project library. I only had to restart CvPcb so then it shows
      up in that list.

      Thanks for the tip !
      =Dan

      On 04/22/2012 05:11 PM, Andy Eskelson wrote:
      > No, the module editor is part of pcbnew.
      >
      > Pcbnew is an independent program, so you don't need to load anything to
      > fire it up. Just open, then start the editor.
      >
      > The only thing that might be an issue is that you may need to add the lib
      > you are working on. When that happens it asks you to save the prefsm I
      > can;t remember what happens if you don't have a project available. I
      > have a couple of junk projects that I use for this sort of thing, so it
      > does not matter to me.
      >
      > Andy
      >
      >
      > On Sun, 22 Apr 2012 17:03:23 -0400
      > Dan Roganti <ragooman@... <mailto:ragooman%40rogtronics.net>>
      > wrote:
      >
      > >
      > > Can I open the Module Editor without starting PCBnew ?
      > > I like to edit/create some new modules before I complete CvPcb and
      > > before I start PCBnew. I have several components which new new
      > > footprints. Or do I just open PCBnew without loading my netlist, and
      > > then open the Module Editor.
      > > I'm using the Ubuntu/Linux version of Kicad
      > >
      > > thanks
      > > =Dan
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