Initial disclaimer: I’m very new to KiCad, so please excuse any blatant ignorance…
I want to create what is essentially a ‘socket’ in which to plug a breakout board on my PCB. The socket will consist of two female 0.1" headers that the breakout will plug into. These headers will, of course, have to have accurate arrangement & spacing, so I thought to make a socket footprint that is the same size & shape as the breakout, with holes correctly placed for both headers. The problem comes in when I go from schematic to PCB; if I place two headers on the schematic, then I can’t associate the single footprint with them as a pair. If I make a custom schematic component containing connections for all the pins and associate it with the aforementioned footprint, I don’t have the headers themselves anywhere in the schematic or pcb, which doesn’t seem quite right either.
So I either end up with an ‘imaginary’ part (the socket), and no headers on the PCB (or BOM, for that matter), or two ‘real’ parts but no placement or breakout board footprint information on the PCB.
I’m sure this is a common situation & I just haven’t managed to find the right search terms to get to the solution, but any helpful information would be appreciated.