Matching (Reconciliation) the Footprint with its Symbol


I just created a symbol having 25 pins and tried my best to set up proper footprint.
Both for a shield, not for (simple) DIL package.

Ideally, of course, all matches - but, however, what is the best way to compare it in terms of number of connections and pin names?
I would like to have a check e.g. pin d09 (Symbol) has a d09 (footprint), a RST find it’s RST and if ther is only a d9 istead of the d09 (Or a RTS instead of RST) a error is shown?

Thanks and Cheers

Kicad uses the pin numbers (and pad number) to connect footprints with symbols. You will get an error message if there is a pin used in the symbol that does not appear in the footprint. (The error is generated when you update the pcb from the schematic or when importing the netlist)

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If i understand you right, using it is the test.
So I used it in the pcb desing.
It turned out I configured no D19 pin, but found two D18 pins instead in the footprint .
Fixed. All OK now.
Test well passed!

Thanks a lot!

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