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Re: Experiments and considerations for more layer


----- Original Message -----

> From: Lorenzo Marcantonio <l.marcantonio@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: Kicad Developers <kicad-developers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: 
> Sent: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 8:26 PM
> Subject: Re: [Kicad-developers] Experiments and considerations for more layer
> On Tue, Sep 03, 2013 at 04:21:59AM -0600, Brian F. G. Bidulock wrote:
>>  5000 module descriptions to extract the 5000 pieces of placement
>>  data is the horror of kicad's internal representation.
> There is a reason for components being copied and not instantiated.
> Often you need to 'tweak' a component, slimming or fattening a pad, or
> removing unusing fixture holes.
> So your 5000 capacitors are not necessarily all the same!
> -- 
> Lorenzo Marcantonio
> Logos Srl

That may be the case, but personally I would have preferred to treat that as being a different component with its own footprint, even if it ultimately refers to the same part number on the BoM.  So many copies doesn't make much sense to me - not even for a few hundred components.

- Cirilo

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