Hello. This is Xavier.
I’m making a … well, customized PCB. XpandShield_MK2_1.
I’m using KiCad v5.1.9-1.
I had made quite a few boards already. But I never bothered to start from scratch (schmantic, etc) because missing schmantic symbols, such as ones for TP4056, Arduino-Leonardo/AtMega32U4, the SN74AHC1G125DBVR, to name a few. Also in part because my projects involved pre-assembled modules (like the display).
But I can deal with it. Just like how I dealt with the lack of footprints for certain, relatively popular components like the RKJXV ThumbPointer™, the RKJXM Stick Switch, and the Tactile Switches by using non-tented vias (or using generic, modified footprints for SMT parts) acting as thru-hole pads. And I never bothered with the schematic and routed everything by hand.
It worked well, for some time, until I need to create this large project.
And I still managed to route it, quite decently. However, I need to add a Net manually because I need to:
- Add a flood fill
- Check my manual connections
- Check out how will the autorouter route the tracks (potential optimizations of my manual tracks)
And from places such as this and some exploring I found out how to add Net Class. But then I cannot add a Net.
However, on sites like this it was said that it need KiCad version 99 to work.
But you know that we don’t have a version 99.
So, I’m here to ask, “how to do this”?