Locating and selecting numbered symbols in PCBnew

My design has a lot of small parts. When I drop it into PCBNew and start assembling them, I can’t easily find them even when using the local ratsnest tool on the toolbar.

Would there be a way to search for and select any part number … like “find me c27 and select it” so I can move it into position ?


It’s easy. Press ‘T’ in pcbnew. A window opens where you can insert the partsearch. The part is then on the cursor position.


OMG … Life just got a whole lot better.
I guess I should have seen this (oops) … Live and learn.
Of Course - Thanks

Take a scan through the keyboard shortcuts (listing in the help menu). There may be a few more gems hidden in there for your workflow.

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