So this coming summer I'll be taking on an internship with a company that uses Eagle for schematic work/PCB design. I'm a kicad guy myself for hobbyist stuff I've done in the past and working with Eagle seems... clunky!
It seems extremely lacking in the keyboard shortcut department. It seems everything has to be accessed with the mouse where in Kicad I could hit "a" to add a part, "w" to add a wire, "p" to add a power symbol, etc. etc. Is this just how Eagle works or does it require more customization to add in your own keyboard shortcuts?
I'm also confused by the schematic workflow. It seems almost like you *have* to choose footprints when laying things out on a schematic. In kicad, you simply choose the schematic symbol and worry about footprints later. Eagle's way of handling things really breaks my concentration and gets me distracted as I look up specific parts to use rather than just putting a generic symbol down and worrying about the exact part later. Is this, again, just something I'll have to get used to? Or is there something I can do to make this less annoying?
Are there any other tips you guys have for smoothing out the Eagle workflow? I'd like to give it a chance, especially since I'll need to use it this summer!