How to place one graphical item on top of another in symbol editor?


I am trying to draw a symbol for JRC-21F relay. It should look like this: image

And that is what I’ve got:

I want to place that little arc colored in brighter brown on top of the line it intersects.
How can I do that?

I don’t think there is a way to do it. Need a FR for a bring to front option.

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Hi @user894561

A symbol is a human readable representation of a component. Your drawing does not need to be exactly the same as the suppliers data sheet.

This drawing from the Official Kicad Relay library is an exact representation of what you require. Only the name and pin numbers need to be changed.

To use this image,
Open your symbol editor,
Scroll to, then highlight this symbol in the Relay library,
Left click File then Save As.
Change the name to what you want in the newly opened window then scroll through the library list and highlight your personal library. Click Save.

Now, scroll to your personal library and open that symbol, now with a different name.
Edit the pins and description, delete that extra pin under 7, and assign a footprint and you have finished.

Will look like this:
R for rotate and X or Y to mirror to get correct location.


Any problems, please ask.

For example.

relay_demo.kicad_sym (4.0 KB)

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Hi, this is for shematic, but you should upvote that: No way to change image z-level in eeschema (lp:#1787404) (#2211) · Issues · KiCad / KiCad Source Code / kicad · GitLab