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Kicad Symbol editor — cant draw a rectangle!

Ok - I am previously an AutoCAD user, where drawing rectangles is

– click and hold at start corner, drag to diagonal corner, and release –

All this seems to do in KiCAD is select previously drawn items like pins …

Somehow (once) I managed to get a rectangle, which I could then resize by corner node click/drag operations, but since then nada! Very frustrating!

What am I doing wrong / need to do right?

I have tried a method found on the internet of

– click and release at first corner, move to diagonal corner and click –
however I am still waiting for a rectangle!!

p.s. Michael makes it look simple in his videos - sigh :frowning_face: