Placing labels could be easier, esp. when they’re rotated and/or there are many in a row.
When you create a label, you need to: click, type name, hit Enter, mirror or rotate label as required, click again to finally place it.
When you create the next label, you need to do exactly the same sequence of steps.
If you want to place 40 labels in a row, e.g. on a large connector, this is tedious and error-prone.
- kicad could remember the previous label’s orientation as it is placed, and auto-apply it to the next label(s).
I know that it remembers the dialog settings, but frankly I have a hard time remembering whether “top” means that the contact is on top of the text, or the text is on top of the contact …
- When the first click lands on an open contact, kicad should remember and not require the second click.
- When I do that sequence twice and there’s a third open contact in line with the first two (and on the same [type of] symbol), kicad should immediately open another dialog for that third open end. And so on, until the label dialog is cancelled.
The net effect of all this is that annotating a 40-wire connector requires two mouse clicks – instead of 80.