New to KiCad, coming from PADS PowerPCB & Orcad Capture. I can get used to the inverted Y axis thing easily enough, though I think the excuse for it is lame and wonder why the same does not apply to X. And the lack of dashed/dotted lines seems like a dumb oversight. But I'm about to give up in frustration about polygons. I hope I'm just doing something stupid.
In creating a new footprint, I want to draw a silkscreen or Assy Dwg box for a component outline. And I can do that. But when I go to edit the dimensions to make sure they are exactly where they should be, all of a sudden the rectangle I drew is now a bunch of individual lines. So to move a vertex, I have to do it twice - one for each intersecting line. Setting an edge in X or Y does not move the intersecting lines of the polygon. The same is true of some arrows I drew.
It really seems as if you can draw a polygon, but it becomes just a bunch of lines. I'm used to being able to select a shape to move it around, but that seems like a pipe unless I'm lucky enough to have nothing else that I don't want to select around the pieces that I do.
So my question is whether this is just the way KiCad is, or am I missing something? If this is the way that it is, I'll need to greatly increase my estimate of how long it will take to move or recreate my custom libraries.