Why are circles and rectangles on my schematic menu and where are resistors and capacitors?
Ok, I actually know I can search the library and find a resistor, but why do I have to do that for such a common part?
I am trying this because I tried Eagle, only to find the most prominant thing on the schematic menu is a bunch or geometric shapes that have nothing to do with schematics. And to add a resistor I have to pick the physical size of the resistor from a huge library.
And while this is less bizarre than eagle, the main question remains. To build a schematic I have to search thousands of parts for even the most common things. And basics to schematics, like Ground and Power are missing. The "demo" schematic that comes up when you download "analog Circuit" has multiple places which clearly must be power, but they are not connected, and nothing is labeled ground or power. From a netlist point of view, so what? but if you actually want to read and understand the schematic, pretty basic.
More than just an gripe, when stuff is buried in libraries, you can't use them till you know whats there means to do the simplest thing a switch and a light and a resistor, you start diving into literally thousands of lines of library stuff.
So, please educate me, what am I missing? How do I get fast access to resistor, capacitor, ground, Vcc, switch, connector symbols? Can I get RID of the circle rectangle and drawing stuff? Maybe thats useful to add to the library, but how does it come into play on a schematic? (The "demo" schematic is all electrical symbols. No one doodled on it with shapes.)
And side question, why do some parts have an X on their connections (see demo schematic) and some do not?