I am trying to figure out the best workflow for my company when we move to KiCad v6.
I generally like the idea of having resistors and capacitors as generic symbols and then adding details of value / order code later. However this does not work well with my company’s processes which requires items to have a single entry in the parts database for a single order code.
I know I can copy an item from the library by opening it in the library editor and then doing
File->Save as... and saving it to a different library or the same library, as a copy. This works fine but is a little cumbersome.
I am wondering if it is possible to do this directly on the schematic (eeschema). I.e. If I add a symbol to the schematic, could I save it into a different library and update the library links right from within eeschema or is the symbol editor the only place to do it?
I was thinking that a nice workflow might be to copy/paste symbols into the schematic from multiple sources and then add those symbols to the same centralised library.