Library Conventions | KiCad EDA

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Library maintainer rules & guidelines

F8.1 Virtual components

Virtual components are those which have a footprint on the PCB (and may additionally have a schematic symbol) but do not have an associated physical component which needs to be loaded onto the board during assembly.

Examples of virtual components include:

  • Mounting holes

  • Solder bridges

  • Net ties

  • Test points

  • Fiducial markings

Virtual components must be indicated by setting the Placement type to Virtual in the Footprint Properties dialog.