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Re: KiCad Developers


On 12/11/2012 11:47 PM, Dick Hollenbeck wrote:
> On 12/11/2012 10:01 PM, Kaspar Bumke wrote:
>> I would just like to chime in as a user that I guess I don't mind
>> whether I launch the "window" where I assign footprints from the main
>> KiCad launcher or from eeSchema. The decoupling between the schematic
>> file and the footprint assignment is quite important to me though. I
>> like being able to have a diode somewhere and not care what package it
>> comes in. Having these as separate files is definitely a feature for
>> me.
>> WIth that in mind I guess I fail to understand why maintaining a
>> seperate DLL/DSO is easier than maintaining a separate executable.
> The problem is I want to make footprints before I make a board.
> The footprints I need are rarely there, I have to make them more than 50% of the time.
> I don't want to have to enter Pcbnew to design footprints, create a project, assign
> library paths, this is all a nuisance to making a footprint in a library I already have.
> It feels like there is a *chasm* in the design process.
> So if you are asking me, forget maintenance, think nuisance.

You have to cross the chasm to get to the thing you need, which is to create a footprint.

Why put CVPCB, assigning footprints, in the path of the creation of footprints?

That is out of sequence, think about it.