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Re: [PATCH] Floating tracks loose netcode fix
As I'm new on the list I followed back the thread from the mail list
From my point of view (an Alt**m user [still not former-user for
everything...]) the patch would make sense (I didn't check the coding/etc).
But this is the way I work many times, adding vias from plane to plane to
improve thermal or the connection between ground planes
Sometimes, I even layout some via array configuration, and just copy
paste to duplicate/extend.
The floating tracks seems to be something more obscure. May be mr Janis
does it because you couldn't put a via without routing a track?, or just
because it's easier to do?.
I suppose that the reasons for not adding the patch are: increasing
complexity in the code, mantainability....
The reasons to add it: making users life easier. If this happened to
Janis will happen to other people, and it's a nasty behaviour because it's
2012/2/17 Brian F. G. Bidulock <bidulock@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Opinions? Just add a module with a single pad that is very
> small, add a netname to the pad with the module editor. Start
> your track there. Otherwise, BY DEFINITION, floating tracks
> have no net.
> On Thu, 16 Feb 2012, Janis Skujenieks wrote:
> > I will bring this up once more.
> > Are there any more opinions on this?
> > This is weird that nobody else feels this very inconvenient. How the
> > rest of you place stand alone via. I need this quite often. On the
> > other hand if this kind of feature is not supported, pcbnew shouldn't
> > allow to start track on copper filled areas. Actually this is exactly
> > how I do it now. When rest is routed, I fill zones with copper and
> > place vias, starting track anywhere on filled zone.
> > On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 10:47 PM, Dick Hollenbeck <dick@xxxxxxxxxxx
> > wrote:
> Brian F. G. Bidulock ¦ The reasonable man adapts himself to the ¦
> bidulock@xxxxxxxxxxx ¦ world; the unreasonable one persists in ¦
> http://www.openss7.org/ ¦ trying to adapt the world to himself. ¦
> ¦ Therefore all progress depends on the ¦
> ¦ unreasonable man. -- George Bernard Shaw ¦
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