KLC F3.2

Resistor naming conventions

The following footprint naming conventions should be used as examples for naming resistor footprints.

If you do not find an appropriate convention that matches a particular footprint type, either contact the KiCad library team or try to match a convention set by existing library components.

In the entries below, variable fields are denoted as follows:

- Fixed fields
- Mandatory fields
- Optional fields

Axial Resistors


  • Length - Resistor body length
  • Diameter - Body diameter
  • Pitch - Lead spacing
  • Modifiers - Modifiers to footprint specifications (Optional)
  • Orientation - Resistor orientation (Vertical / Horizontal) (Optional)
  • Options - Extra footprint options (Optional)