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Re: my recent experiments with KiCad


One thing I would love to see is the possibility of displaying a
vector graphic (e.g. DXF) under the pcb in pcbnew.

With this given I could display a picture of the case which will be
holding the pcb. This would ease the process of creating
mounting-holes and an outline fitting into the case.


On Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 8:35 PM, Vesa Solonen <vsolonen@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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.
> -Vesa
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