Lesson 2: Create a Schematic Symbol
In this lesson, Shawn provides a detailed walkthrough of creating a custom schematic symbol in KiCad.
Using a datasheet for a 7555 timer as a reference, Shawn creates Pins, assigns Pin labels, and lays them out according to his project.
Not every part requires custom symbol creation and by utilizing Digi-Key’s symbol and footprint library you can create your schematic and layout your board much faster.
You should be aware that the KiCad 5.0.0 windows version of this symbol editor is different. Anyone following this needs to Create a new Library and then right click the new Library in the left pane and select add new symbol. If you try to create the symbol without the library created it will force you to pick a library that is already available.