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Re: Diff Pairs & Length tuning in the product branch


Great work Tom and Orson and many thanks to CERN for making this possible.

Please test the new diff pair router as much as possible so we can get
any issues sorted out as we push towards a stable release.

I know this merge fixed some outstanding issues in the OpenGL mode so
please tag any bugs that have been fixed as fix released.

I am making one last call for any new features for this development
cycle.  I still have to finish the path configuration dialog so I'm
going to make the commit date of that the drop dead date for new
features.  I'm shooting for no more than two weeks so if you have any
new features that you want merged, now is the time to get them up to par
for merging.

On 3/3/2015 8:44 AM, Tomasz Wlostowski wrote:
> Dear all,
> We've just merged the new features of the Interactive Router to the
> product branch:
> - Routing differential pairs (in push&shove mode too).
> - Tuning trace length.
> - Tuning differential pair length and skew.
> There's a video tutorial and a demo available on YouTube [1].
> The merge also includes some improvements to the selection/edit tools
> that we've developed alongside the new router features:
> - Snapping to the origin axes when moving (allowing to move an item
> exactly vertically/horizontally wrt its former position)
> - Editing footprint pad properties directly on PCB.
> - Moving pads of a footprint directly on PCB.
> - Opening the footprint editor for selected footprint on a PCB in GAL mode.
> - Dragging footprints by origin, pad 1 or pad nearest the cursor.
> - Guessing the best selection candidate instead of displaying the
> disambiguation menu every time.
> We did our best to make sure the branch compiles and runs correctly, and
> we'll greatly appreciate your feedback - be that bugs, feature requests
> or suggestions for improvements. Please keep in mind this is the first
> public release of the Diff Pairs, so some fine tuning may be needed in
> the future.
> Many thanks to all developers, funders & users for your help and support!
> Cheers,
> Tom & Orson
> [1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chejn7dqpfQ
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