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Right pane of footprint editor is empty

I have drawn the shematic and generated the .net file for PCB designing. Upon opening the footprint editor after that, the left pane is populated, but the right pane is empty. Why could it be so? What could be the solution?

eSim 25-11-15, 3:29 p.m. kavyamanohar



Hello Kavya,

The left pane in footprint editor contains all the footprints of the components and right pane contains the selected component footprints. The middle pane contains the components which are used in schematic. You have to select proper footprint for the component in schematic. There are 3 component icons in tool bar to list footprint in right pane.

Note : Creating PCB designing in eSim is similar to PCB designing in Kicad.

26-11-15, 12:12 p.m. Gaurav_Supal

When I run CvPCB it opens a dialogue box which says:"No PCB footprint libraries are listed in the current project file."
How can I add footprint libraries to my project file?( I am not familiar with PCB designing in KiCAD)

27-11-15, 3:06 p.m. kavyamanohar


There is some issue in ubuntu 14.04 and above while designing PCB layout through eSim. So, you can use Kicad for pcb designing through terminal. You have type kicad in terminal, create or load the schematic and then create the pcb layout. For more details on creating pcb layout in kicad you can go to their website where they have given tutorial also.

kicad website :

Note : For lab migration you don't need pcb layout.

30-11-15, 11:51 a.m. Gaurav_Supal

Thanks Gaurav.
I shall check it the way you mentioned.
Note: The pcb layout was not for lab migration.

30-11-15, 7:31 p.m. kavyamanohar

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