Working with my custom libraries and new projects, and realized it is a minor annoyance dealing with these. Since I have been struggling with my own library management, I sometimes get footprints crossed, and yes, this is my fault. However, when I am working in PcbNew, and I want to check a footprint I typically open the footprint editor from the footprint on the board (“Cntl+e”).
If I notice there is something that I want to change, I’d like to be able to make the change and save it. And, this would work for me, if the “**REF” and “%R” fields and locations were automatically added back to the symbol.
To not disrupt the consistency of my libraries, I have to close the editor and re-open it and navigate to the footprint in the library, then after making changes go back to the board and update the footprint on the board.
Anyone have any ideas?