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Re: Kicad Tool Framework


On 08/11/2013 06:39 PM, Dick Hollenbeck wrote:

I think that these doubt should be cleared thinking on 'what about if we
could have two views on the same board' (which, incidentally, could be
a good feature in the far future)

That is a fairly fundamental decision, sort of like the decision you have to make before
you start building:

either a house or a boat.

With rapid zoom in and out, a competing idea might be to store viewports as bookmarks.
This is a combo of zoom and viewport origin, and maybe cursor position also.  With the
bookmark you could rapidly BOARD hop.
This is trivial to implement with the existing VIEW.

I like full screen views, so I am less than neutral about multiple views for a BOARD.
Me too.

Schematic editor is a different discussion, there you can argue effectively for a tabbed
multisheet frame, but I prefer a full frame view of each sheet.
IMHO the question is if we should have a possibility of multiple VIEWs of the a single BOARD/schematic sheet. If its only about tabs, I'd say its easier and less invasive to have a separate frame, view and board/sch sheet for each tab. An application that could really take advantage of multiple VIEWs would be some sort of collaborative PCB editor allowing many designers to route the same, big board. But that's far, far future, if ever...


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