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Re: my recent experiments with KiCad


On Thu, 17 Mar 2011, Wayne Stambaugh wrote:

On 3/14/2011 10:16 PM, Clive Nicolson wrote:

ii) auto routing of a schematic.

I would think most people would generate the schematic first and then duplicating the PCB layout.

Some kind of crude push and shove plus automatic clearances for wires and components is very useful for speeding up drawing and tidying up the schematic. Even Eagle has some automatic routing help for schematic wires.

This is the kind of functionality that separates computer aided drawing from pencil and eraser method. It can do some smart work for you and the drawer can concentrate on the essential part. Naturally these helpers must be optional funtionality.

For Clive, please publish your code as a branch on Launchpad.


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