Symbol Editor : Default Property Values (Similar to Footprint Editor)

The Footprint Editor has default properties for new footprints.
Why didn’t the Symbol Editor get the same for new symbols?

Short answer: I don’t know.

… But I can speculate.
As an Open Source project, KiCad sort of grows organically. Developers work in their free time on features they like. Maybe a similar dialog is in the planning for the symbol editor, but it just is not finished yet. Maybe there are just not enough default properties for symbols to fill such a dialog.

1 Like

Why didn’t the Symbol Editor get the same for new symbols?

Because the development team can hide eastereggs better than the easter bunny.
Try Preferences–>Symbol Editor -->Editing options.

fewer options, but the settings exist in principle.

1 Like