In the KiCAD PCBnew layout editor, is there some way to see what a footprint looks like before I place it? Or am I forced to select a footprint that has a plausible-sounding (ASCII text) name, place it, and then afterwards delete it and start over ... until I find the right one?
How do I look at all the footprints in a footprint library without laboriously selecting one, placing it, going "That's not what I wanted", through the whole list?
I would be happy with any one of
- a quick way generate .pdf of all the footprints in the library
- a quick way to generate a "dummy PCB" with every footprint in the library
- somehow show each footprints one by one, with at most a single arrow-key to get to the next one (like the KiCAD EESchema schematic editor, when I place a schematic symbol I can see what it looks like before I place it.)