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Re: Rev 3597: Add zone duplication to pcbnew.
On 06/05/2012 03:33 AM, Lorenzo Marcantonio wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 05, 2012 at 10:01:52AM +0200, jean-pierre charras wrote:
>> A multilayer zone is tricky:
>> For instance, many time some layers needs cutout areas.
>> How to handle cutout, or modifications (merging, priority level change) on only one layer on a multilayer zone?
>> Having for instance a cutout on all layers is certainly unwanted.
>> Merging zones with already existing zones on a given layer is also tricky.
> Add to the list: thermals/antipads for internal layers are often
> different from outer ones (and we don't have a 'formal' padstack
> support), so even these parameters should be per layer... (when you're
> at it, it is often useful to have thermals on THT pads and solid copper
> for SMD ones, for obvious manufacturing reasons...)
> I don't feel that a multilayer zone would be too useful (and I agree is
> *very* tricky to implement correctly). It's actually pretty easy to
> 'trace' over another layer's zone when creating a new one!
> I could suggest an UI modification in regard: when you're in 'add zone'
> mode, clicking on/near an existing zone corner shouldn't put you in
> 'edit zone' mode for that zone (otherwise you can't 'trace' from the
> first corner...)
Marco said he would look into polishing up the code he committed. He has my respect as a
Give him some space to make it right.