I am a beginner with this, have only completed two PCBs so far, two VCO modules for a modular synth. One problem I am struggling with is how to get the “rotation direction” I want on the potentiometers. I haven’t found a way to “mirror” the footprint in PcbNew (except putting it on the backside, but then I’d get its graphics there as well (the “outline” and reference number), right?
The only other solution I’ve found (but not tested, so maybe it’s not a solution) is to rotate the pot in the schematic, but that feels just plain wrong to me.
Also, if that line of thought is correct, it seems like one has to be extra careful with potentiometers in a schematic. When I place e.g. a volume a pot in a schematic, the way it’s usually placed, it will have max volume when the middle lug is at the top, and when the PCB is mounted I expect that to be fully clockwise. Rotating it in the schematic, to better fit in how the schematic looks, would (I assume) swap pin numbers for the outer lugs, and affect rotation direction, while mirroring it won’t. Right?
I suspect I am missing something really simple (and important), because it feels like it just cannot be this fragile.
Could you help out, please? What am I getting wrong here?