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Re: The KiCad GAL new release
On 07/22/2013 07:56 PM, Vesa Solonen wrote:
Thanks for your great work. One thing to consider is rendering the
netname as it gets covered with wire. The example of the issue is
attached and that is reproducible on all new rendering backends.
Thanks for pointing this out. But in this case the "wire" means a
silkscreen drawing? As the color of the line suggests it is not a usual
I was thinking of different solutions for layer organization and I
stayed with having a netname layer right over every copper/pad layer. In
the case shown on the picture, I could move the netname layer to the top
and it would be fine, but it will not work for layers other than
top/multilayer pads. In case of PCBs containing a few power planes it
would be a bit confusing to have netnames regarding bottom layers on the
top, as probably the bottom traces would not be even visible, leaving
the netname label popping out of nowhere.
Of course, I am still open to new ideas - the most important is the user
friendliness of the new interface. Moving the multilayer pads netname
layer to the top seems sensible and probably will be introduced in one
of the next commits.