Eight KiCad 8 features I like

KiCad 8 featured on AddOhms

KiCad 8 just dropped. Here’s an AddOhms video covering eight must-try features! The February 2024 release brings a whole host of new stuff to the Schematic editor. However, the PCB editor, CLI, and Simulation tools also received attention. (There are something like 900 closed issues for the 8.0.0 Milestone!) Which of these is your favorite?

In the video, I cover:

  • Property Manager Panel (is now everywhere)
  • A fix for Symbol pin or wire end off connection grid!
  • Easily access alternate pin functions (on symbols with them)
  • Pin Helpers save time
  • Edit Power Symbols (instead of creating new library parts)
  • Net Navigator and Search panels help with large schematics
  • Improved custom polygon tools in PCB
  • (Combined) Teardrop support and Length-Tuning improvements

This AddOhms post covers my top 8 in more detail. Or, you could just watch the video!

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