So, let's say I'm composing a schematic for a circuit I'm designing in
KiCad, and... done.
I now have to to choose a footprint for my components. How does one identify the appropriate footprint for a given component? I open up
CvPCB to an utterly daunting array of possible footprints, none of which seem to be referenced anywhere else in creation- google knows nothing of the footprint "names" seen in KiCad (that I can tell.)
I need the dimensions of a standard DIP pin - I have a component that can fit in this for example (yes, it wil tolerate heat :P)
I am perfectly happy to create my own parts with my handy dandy digital caliper! It'd just be nice if that massive library that comes with KiCad can actually do something.