Layout in hierarchical designs


I am working on a design with some common components and multiple, identical, output channels. The hierarchical block worked pretty well for schematic capture. But I am wondering if I need to layout all individual channels and repeat the work, or if I can replicate the layout of one channel automatically?

Thank you.


Hello and welcome @tewaris

The above screen grab from should answer your question.

For the full documentation, go to Kicad Help > > Documentation > Schematic Editor.

For the layout phase, look for the great ‘replicate layout’ plugin.

Thank you! I had good success with that in the schematic and it made the schematic drawing a lot simpler. However, I am looking for the same functionality in the board layout. I am going to try the plugin.

Thanks again!

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Thank you! I am downloading it now.