Live link with Eeschema<>Pcbnew


#1

I’m migrating from Eagle to KiCad (an excellent tool). One thing I miss is the ability to click on a net or component in my schematic and see it highlighted in my board design. I was wondering if there is a similar feature to help me work between these two design spaces.


#2

What version of kicad do you have? The highlight stuff has been added in v5. To activate it both pcb_new and eeschema need to be in highlight net mode. Then you can click on a net in eeschma or a trace in pcb_new and have it highlighted in both of them.


#3

Thank you for the quick reply. I am running v5.0.0. Looking now for how to set these modes. (Edit: I found it. Thanks!)


#4

Glad to hear it! How do you set the “highlight net mode” in v 5.0.0. ? How can you tell if it’s on or off ?


#5

Right toolbar, one of the upermost buttons. It is highlighted when active


#6

Thank you so much, Rene_Poschl. I love this “highlight net” feature.