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Re: Re: Metric and English grids sizes.


Lorenzo wrote:
--- In kicad-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Dick Hollenbeck <dick@...> wrote:

So now we've reach that common point where we have about 7 emails detailing a feature for which we have no firm volunteers. Funny thing is, when the volunteer steps up, he will probably have forgotten what the discussion was all about and end up coding it the way he or she wants anyway.

Changing all the units in pcbnew to nanometres (ok, 100 of nanometres) is not a trivial thing to do. Another question:

What about the file formats? everything should be updated and it would be a major incompatibility!

No, let's stay focused here. This discussion was about remembering the current grid setting in the board file. The grid setting is independent of the units used within a board to record locations. It simply defines where the snap destination is, how we remember this in the board file has wide flexibility of choice.