Test driving (5.99.0-11494-gaf90d47edc) nightly, in Win10, as a novice KiCad user.
Decided to try importing an Altium 25.5.1 schematic. Most everything is perfect, except most power ports would print (both hardcopy and Microsoft PDF) with upside down text.
…while in KiCad they display properly:
A quick scan of the “.kicad_sch” schematic file brought up these text rotations as -180. Replacing all occurrences with “0” seemed to fix the problem:
(property "Value" "3Vccio" (id 1) (at 151.13 158.75 -180))
(property "Value" "3Vccio" (id 1) (at 151.13 158.75 0))
Printing and displaying both now agree that the text should be upright.
Here’s the power port info in Altium:
…and Altium Graphical Editing Preferences:
Perhaps will be of some use to someone.
I’m also looking for resources on other people’s experience and knowledge for transitioning from Altium.
Nice work everyone. I’m really looking forward to the official release.