When you create a schematic, you need to annotate it. If you have a few elements, it is easy to do it manually. For larger schematics, it is better to use automatic annotation. KiCad provides this capability using an easy to use interface.

Tools menu
  1. Select the “Tools” menu
  2. Click “Annotate Schematic…”
  3. When the window is opened you can change settings
  4. Click “Annotate”
Annotate schematic settings

When you open the KiCad “Annotate Schematic” window you have the options of selecting:

  • Entire schematic or current page
  • Order of components
  • Type of numbering
  • Reset or keep current annotation

In the window there is a message field where you can see information about the actions that are performed.

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