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KiCAD Tips And Tricks

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Library Version Control

Because KiCAD stores symbol and footprint libraries as plain text files, they generally play well with version control systems such as git.

Symbol Alias

You can add symbol alias to any KiCAD symbol. A symbol alias will create another entry in the symbol library under a different name. However both symbol names will reference the same symbol design.

Opening up the KiCAD symbol library in a text editor reveals the syntax used for creating symbol aliases.

Opening up the KiCAD symbol library in a text editor reveals the syntax used for creating symbol aliases.


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