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Re: Suggestion for pcbnew


Hi, Miguel. Scripting plugins would be the nice feature.

I'm highlighting only the pads of modules with the same value ( for
example: highlight all resistors having the value of "R_10K_0805_5%"
). Here is it the patch. I'm not sure i've implemented it by the most
proper way, and the UI items i've added probably should not be placed on
the main toolbar, but if you find this feature useful i think we can
discuss the ideas of better implementation.

On Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 5:00 PM, Miguel Angel Ajo Pelayo <
miguelangel@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi Sergey, thanks! :)
>       It's always good when a feature suggestion comes with a patch,
> could you please share it on the list and I will check it?
>      What kind of value do you highlight? a certain net?
>      Greetings,
> Mike
> PS: I hope that this kind of functionality could be shared in a near
> future via scripting plugins, so the less popular things can be kept
> by people as plugins (no need to recompile the whole KiCad), and
> the most popular get just into the C++ code :-)
> 2012/4/25 Sergey Dyachkov <dyachkov.serg@xxxxxxxxx>
>> Hello, I would like to suggest a feature for pcbnew:  highlighting pads
>> of modules with the specific value ( while other pads are grayed out ).
>> For example, it might be useful when doing manual soldering to quickly
>> find out where the same elements of board are located.
>> I have found it's not hard to implement and i've already done with it
>> (added some code logic and toolbar items). I can send the patch if you
>> are interested of having this feature in the public release.
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Best Regards, Sergey.
mailto: dyachkov.serg@xxxxxxxxx
tel: +7-924-413-6574

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