I’m on a bit of a mission to kill some of KiCad’s confusing error messages and other user text. I recently did this one, now rewritten as this.
There is still a lot of this lying around, I’m always seeing newbies pop into the IRC channel asking wtf a message actually means. Unfortunately it’s a bit hard to pick out the difficult ones when you’ve been using the software for years and do know what they mean, so I thought I’d crowdsource this a bit.
KiCad users, and especially KiCad newbies, what are some of the texts, explanations, dialogs, and error messages that you’ve found confusing or opaque?
Well the name is ok. But the tool tip kills it. Why should activating this be dangerous. I think it is exactly the other way round. (Things change on units you don’t see. Now that’s my definition of dangerous.)
I think they thought everyone will for all eternity only design symbols like the ones in the 74xx library.