I’m new to KICAD and have what may be a simple question for an experienced user.
In the pdf version of the Getting Started document on page 16/46 we have the components laid out such that U1 is on the left, then the led to the right and then a resistor to the right.
We then move to the PCB on page 24/46 and we see the led now on the left of U1, the resistor under the led, etc.
Everything is completely moved around!
Is this normal? For a complex schematic this would make the mapping from schematic to PCB incomprehensible.
Initially, I thought I’d done something wrong and so setup a new project consisting of 2 resistors of the form:
and in the PCB it’s as though you are looking at the schematic from the underside; ie from a viewpoint that is 180 degrees to the schematic viewpoint.
I don’t understand this as it seems an unnecessary mapping.
Or am I missing something?