What’s the correct symbol and footprint for a single pad with a small hole through it? It’s for a spade connector so hole about 0.5mm. I can’t for the life of me find a compatible type. The closest I’ve come to is a CONN_01X01 component with a Connectors:1pin footprint, but the hole is huge!
Symbols represent functions not physical properties. In other words the symbol does not care if it is connected to a smd or tht part. If you need a symbol for a connector use some connector symbol of your liking.
It looks like you are not sure what the terminology here means. I wrote an explanation some time ago. Have a look there:
The correct footprint is whatever footprint you choose to associate with that symbol. The footprint must include at least one electrical pad, identified as Pad Number “1”.
In my local copy of the standard KiCAD library there is a folder called “Connectors.pretty”. (It’s in the “Modules” subdirectory. I last updated my library back around May or June, so the names may have changed.) Inside “Connectors.pretty” is a footprint called “1pin.kicad_mod”. It’s a single pad, with 4.1mm diameter and a 3mm hole.
Open it with “Footprint Editor” and adjust the dimensions to suit your application. (Hover the cursor over the pad, press hotkey “E”, and edit values in the “Pad Properties” dialog.)
Then save it with a different name, such as “1pin_itty_bitty_hole_for_tiny_spade_connector.kicad_mod”. (Wouldn’t it be cool to have a filename with more characters than the file contents?) Probably also a good idea to put it in a new footprint library, such as “. . \My_Modules\My_Connectors.pretty”, so it doesn’t get clobbered when the libraries are updated.
Then associate your new footprint with the instance of “CONN_01X01” on your schematic.
While you’re doing library work you can create a whole family of pads with assorted diameters and various hole sizes. E.g., :
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