I'm thinking about ordering some custom PCBs and I'm using KiCad for the first time. I downloaded digi-key's symbol and footprint library to use, but as far as I could tell it only included the symbol for the LD1117V33 and not the footprint. I downloaded this footprint from Snapeda, and I've attached an image of the 3D view. Based on this footprint, it looks like I should bend the pins at 90 degrees so the regulator is lying flat on the PCB and the circle will act as a heat sink. Would that be the case?
I'm just now learning about traces, but I'd imagine I'd have at least one running through that space. I wouldn't imagine lying the regulator over a trace would be a great idea.