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Re: alternate via drill size
Dick Hollenbeck <dick@...>
Mon, 09 Feb 2009 09:17:16 -0600
Thunderbird 22.214.171.124 (X11/20090105)
Dick Hollenbeck a écrit :
Alternate via drill value entered in dialog box is now saved in config
(note: your board is Ok. Alternate via drill value is stored in each
via description having a non default drill value)
> This is a bug.
But i need an user opinion:
Alternate via drill value does not work as default value does.
Alternate via drill value is a value that is set for one via, an
differents vias can have different drill values.
So Alternate via drill value can be changed to have different drill
values, and dialog box shows the last entered value.
(unlike the default value: it is not stored in vias, and if this value
changes, all vias set with default value have their drill value
changed as well)
So Alternate via drill could be a bad name if an used can think it is
a parameter that works like the default does.
(changing Alternate via drill changes also all drill values set to alt
Is the name good ? or is a name like "Specific drill value" a better
Non-default Drill Size Override
Specific Drill Override
any of these might be fine. Since the theme is "drill override" this
would mean changing the menus also away from "alternate....". I think
the wording must be similar between the menus and the dialog field in
order to make the connection. The menu can be quite explicit and a bit
wordy/long, such as "Use current \"Specific Drill Override\" for this
Via". Notice the use of the word current, suggesting that if it were
changed, then the next one could be different.
The dialog tooltip and/or the help file should say that the specific
drill override is saved in the via, rather than being a global,
subsequently changeable value.