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Re: Drawing tools for GAL


I am very very very impressed. (did I say very!)
yes really,
Edwin van den Oetelaar

On Sat, Mar 8, 2014 at 2:56 PM, Maciej Sumiński <maciej.suminski@xxxxxxx>wrote:

> Ladies and gentlemen,
> This time our branch [lp:~cern-kicad/kicad/drawing_tool] brings some
> drawing tools to the GAL canvas in pcbnew. The most important changes:
> - tools are bound to the respective buttons on the right toolbar (there is
> no "Selection tool" or "Interactive router" entry in menu)
> - new tools make possible to draw zones, lines, circles, arcs (the last
> one is a improved a bit; '/' changes the direction of arc) and place
> modules, texts, dimensions and targets
> - you can change the line width while drawing (using -/+ keys)
> - by default you can draw lines/zones at any angle; to enable 45 degree
> mode (resembling push and shove router) you may hold Ctrl while drawing
> - after selecting a single graphical item, you will see edit points that
> allow you to modify vertices by dragging them; it also supports 45 degree
> mode activated by holding Ctrl
> You may have a look on a short demo presenting the mentioned features:
> https://vimeo.com/88430298 (or even better - build the branch and test it
> yourself).
> Next features in the plan:
> - edit points for dimensions
> - drawing drc markers
> - updating coordinates displayed on the statusbar (cursor position)
> - support for some missing hot keys (e.g. zoom in/out, changing layers)
> - configuration dialog & menus for the Push & Shove router
> - fix a number of places where pcb is updated in the default canvas, but
> the GAL canvas had to be switch back and forth to show the changes
> Regards,
> Orson
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