New KiCad video from Chris Gammell of Contextual Electronics:
In this video, Chris imports the adafruit Feather M4 Express board Eagle files (which is OSHW) into KiCad 5.1.
Here are some of the pitfalls of importing into KiCad.
- Flags get converted into (tiny!) labels that might not be clear.
- The frame in schematics is gone. Not a big deal, but will look different than other KiCad projects.
- Some silkscreen layers will not map as expected.
- All footprints are imported from Eagle, since KiCad doesn’t know how to map existing footprints. This means that none of the 3D models are included.