Library Conventions | KiCad EDA

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Library maintainer rules & guidelines

F6.1 Footprint component type must be set to surface mount

The Component type must be set to SMD for surface-mount footprints. This is to ensure that these footprints are included in the Footprint position (.pos) file output.

  • The checkboxes Not in schematic, Exclude from position files and Exclude from BOM must be unchecked

  • To set the footprint placement type, open the Footprint properties window and select Surface Mount as indicated.