Enter group in KiCAD

Enter group tool in KiCAD

🎩🎩🎩 𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐨 𝐄𝐝𝐢𝐭 𝐚 𝐠𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐩 𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐊𝐢𝐂𝐀𝐃 Have you ever struggled with accessing and editing properties of individual elements within a group in #kicad? Enter the „Enter Group“ tool from the contextual menu of the particular group.

Pinout check

Pinout check of the new symbol

✍️✍️✍️ 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐜𝐤 𝐢𝐬 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐮𝐚𝐥 𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐜𝐤 When creating or importing new symbols in #kicad I do a manual pinout check. 👩‍💻👨‍💻 I always check both Snapeda.com and Ultralibrarian.com for the availability of the symbol, footprint and 3D

Symbol and footprint checkers

Symbol and footprint checkers in KiCAD

🎩🎩🎩 𝐒𝐲𝐦𝐛𝐨𝐥 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐅𝐨𝐨𝐭𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐭 𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐢𝐧 𝐊𝐢𝐂𝐀𝐃 I bet all engineers using #kicad know and use 𝗘𝗥𝗖 (Electrical Rule Check) and 𝗗𝗥𝗖 (Design Rule Check). Not everyone knows and uses Symbol Checker and Footprint Checker in the

Custom power symbols in KiCAD

KiCAD custom power symbol edit

🎩🎩🎩 𝐂𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐦 𝐏𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫 𝐬𝐲𝐦𝐛𝐨𝐥𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐊𝐢𝐂𝐀𝐃 In a nutshell: 1️⃣ You need a custom Power symbol (for a ground or power domain). 2️⃣ Copy the existing generic symbol. 3️⃣ 🔴 Edit 𝗦𝘆𝗺𝗯𝗼𝗹 𝗻𝗮𝗺𝗲, 𝗦𝘆𝗺𝗯𝗼𝗹 𝘃𝗮𝗹𝘂𝗲 and 𝗣𝗶𝗻 𝗻𝗮𝗺𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗰𝘂𝗹𝗮𝗿

KiCAD 7 Symbol values

KiCAD 7 symbol values

🎩🎩🎩 𝐊𝐢𝐂𝐀𝐃 𝐕𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝟕: 𝐄𝐧𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐝 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐒𝐲𝐦𝐛𝐨𝐥 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐁𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐃𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧 𝐅𝐥𝐞𝐱𝐢𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 ⚙️ #KiCAD has always been a popular choice among hardware design engineers, and with the release of Version 7, it’s even more powerful! One of the standout features