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Re: [PATCH] Measurement tool for GAL


By the way, here's a screenshot of the ruler tool:



On Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 1:11 AM, John Beard <john.j.beard@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi,
> Here's a tool I'm had on my list for a while - a ruler tool.
> This patch set introduces a new directory, for "preview items" which
> are EDA_ITEMS that are only used for transient previews, such as
> drawing aids and selection boxes. These are located in common, so that
> they can (in theory) be used in any GAL canvas, not just
> Pcbnew/Modedit.
> There are also some functions that hopefully will be useful for other
> preview items in future in the utils file.
> There's an oustanding bug with the OpenGL GAL in that it cannot draw
> spaces in text, so there are a couple of places where it pre-emptively
> strips spaces that should be removed when that bug is fixed.
> (https://bugs.launchpad.net/kicad/+bug/1668455).
> Cheers,
> John

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