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CircuitMaker to KiCAD?

I had so many problems with CircuitMaker (Free version of Altium), that I never want to use it anymore. The problems I had so far: Very cumbersome to deselect trace mode in PCB mode (having to get ...
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How to get out of edit mode in CircuitMaker?

When I edit a PCB in CircuitMaker, I start laying out tracks on both upper and bottom layer. So far so good. Sometimes, I want to stop, and press Escape. Mostly ...
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What do these red crosses mean

I'm using CircuitMaker (Altium 'Free') and I get on a lot of components/traces red crosses, but sometimes only part of a trace (see screenshot). What do these crosses mean? Note, I haven't connected ...
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Autoroute or not?

I made a fairly complex circuit (at least for my level). After spending a few hours trying to manually autoroute, I had like only 5% finished, and every time run into obstacles of not being able to ...
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CircuitMaker: part without any net, how come?

I have a circuit made in CircuitMaker, below is a fragment: This is connected via I2C to the MCU: However, when importing the parts in the PCB, there are no connections made: When I remove the J6 ...
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CircuitMaker: Nets Wire JACK_IN_GND has multiple names, why is this bad?

There is a solution here: How can I resolve the error "Net wire X has multiple names"? However, JACK_IN_GND and JACK_OUT_GND will go to two different directions (one input cable and one ...
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CircuitMaker warning: How to define ports?

I created a (for me) fairly big (multisheet) circuit diagram in CircuitMaker. However, I get several warnings/errors after clicking Outputs/Electrical Rules Check. One of them is below; how can I fix ...