KiCad tips

Just learned a new tip today – when dragging to select in KiCad, you can choose whether the objects have to be completely in the selecting box, or touching and inside the box depending whether you drag right to left, or right to left:

  • Select with marquee moving from left to right → select only within marquee
  • Select with marquee moving from right to left ->select all objects touching marquee

Seems to work in both schematic and PCB editors.

Here are two posts that explain how to re-use/duplicate circuit sections in KiCad:

This should be very useful for boards that contain repeated circuits.