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Re: Improving usability of KiCad



On Sun, 10 Oct 2010, Alex G wrote:

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> On 10/10/2010 06:46 PM, dave m wrote:
> > On Sun, Oct 10, 2010 at 7:49 AM, Alex G <mr.nuke.me
> > I hope that by "going metric" you guys mean "having the ability to
> > easily switch between metric and Imperial."  Imperial *is* so last
> > millennium,  but unfortunately it's still widely used by PCB fabricators
> > in North America (at least in my corner) and in many data sheets.
> > 
> We already have the ability to easily switch between metric and and
> imperial. What I meant was to switch the base unit system to metric.
> Right now, when you enter a metric value, that value is converted to
> imperial and stored as such. Going metric would mean that metric values
> are kept as is, but imperial values are converted to metric before being
> stored. Considering the _exact_ correspondence of 25.4 between
> millimeters and inches, this can be done with no loss of precision.
> Currently this loss of exactness happens (3.2mm becomes 3.19999something).
> I think that's what Vesa meant as well.
> Alex

I've done a bunch of work converting PCBNEW's internal unit to


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