When I perform the "electrical rule check" in KiCAD I get errors at my GND-Symbols.
pin connected to other pins but not driven by any pin

After googling I was presented the solution of going to a "pin property" menu.
Unfortunatelly I don't know how to get to that menu.
I only have the "property" menu of the symbol and I cannot set the "power property" there.

I tried using the "power flag" symbol and the "GND_PWR" symbol but that also produces similar errors.

GND problem


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I solved the problem by adding another GND-symbol that is only connected to a PWR_FLAG-symbol separately from the circuit.


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    \$\begingroup\$ The power flag will also work if it's connected to the GND net anywhere, it doesn't have to be separate. \$\endgroup\$
    – jfowkes
    Dec 25, 2021 at 14:27
  • \$\begingroup\$ @jfowkes You are right but I found out that this only works if the power flag is very close to the GND symbol otherwise it seems to get connected to the wire or the next symbol. \$\endgroup\$ Dec 25, 2021 at 15:28

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