I am working with 100 pin components and trying to massive changes to associated single pin connectors etc. One thing I need to do is slightly move all of the Reference values on connected items.
I can do a group selection on all of the footprints, but I cannot do a group selection on just the references.
I can individually select each Reference for each item holding down the shift key which amounts to the same thing–very laborious for 25 at a time.
I would think that group select should work on the references since it does work individually. Is this a bug–or am I just expecting something that does not exist?
I have done some operations by hiding elements and that works in many cases. I has also considered using a text editor to do repetitive tasks but as new user I am approaching this carefully as I want to make sure I do not corrupt any files.
All told, now that I am becoming used to KiCad, it works well for the level of work that my lab does and I am sticking with it. It is clear that a lot of hard work went into it and I admire the people that make that happen.