Netlists & Pads in footprints : improvements I wish for…
Netlist and traces are key to the success of a design.
Traces on the schematic (and on the board) should display netlist:
A right-click on the schematic should reveal the name of the net on the schematic,
also give ability to rename and or display the name.
On the board it is beautiful to see the net names in the traces - neatly done.
Hovering over a net on the schematic and on the board (with its connected pads) should highlight all of the same named net, even if it is not connected directly, but by name of the net only.
This is to see and prevent errors. It makes the schematic & board
come alive and easy to follow.
This is a major advantage.
Eventually Kicad should also be worked to not need to generate a netlist to export to the board…
Selecting multiple pads in footprint designer should give you an option to change all of their properties like pad size and shape. And. I am missing the octagon shape for a pad.