← Back to team overview

kicad-developers team mailing list archive

Re: Drawing tools for GAL




On 03/08/2014 09:26 AM, Maciej Sumin'ski 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


Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~kicad-developers
Post to     : kicad-developers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~kicad-developers
More help   : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp

Alberto Medrano
Telf: 0416 681 3010


This e-mail may contain confidential and/or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient (or have received this e-mail in error) please notify the sender immediately and destroy this e-mail. Any unauthorised copying, disclosure or distribution of the material in this e-mail is strictly forbidden.

Este correo electrónico puede contener información confidencial y/o privilegiada. Si usted no es el destinatario previsto (o ha recibido este correo electrónico por error), por favor notifique inmediatamente al remitente y borre éste e-mail. Cualquier copia no autorizada, divulgación o distribución del material en este correo electrónico está estrictamente prohibida.

Diese E-Mail enthält vertrauliche und/oder rechtlich geschützte Informationen. Wenn Sie nicht der richtige Adressat sind oder diese E-Mail irrtümlich erhalten haben, informieren Sie bitte sofort den Absender und vernichten Sie diese Mail. Das unerlaubte Kopieren sowie die unbefugte Weitergabe dieser Mail ist nicht gestattet.

Follow ups