Consider the following situation. I have a tactile switch (pushbuton, single pole) and use the “SW_Push” symbol.
As a footprint I use the “Panasonic_EVQPUL_EVQPUC”.
There are four pins on the footprint, two for every side of the switch.
In Pcbnew, I connect one of the pin 1’s and one of the pin two’s.
Problem is that there will remain a ratsnest wire present for the unconnected pins.
I can’t find a setting in the footprint or symbol editor that declares that it suffice to connect only one pin on every side of the switch. In other EDA software you can group pins and declare that only one of them needs to be connected or all of them.
It surprises me that something basic like this isn’t possible in KiCad, or am I overlooking something?
p.s.: The question is not how to deal with it within Pcbnew. The question is how to deal with this at symbol/footprint level (like it’s done in other EDA software).