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Re: [PATCH] Enhanced arc tool in pcbnew


Hi Simon,

This tool doesn't add any new feature to the arc tool other than angle
snap. If the lines are rectilinear and end on the grid, the angle
snapping at least makes this a /little/ bit easier.

If you mean having arcs tangent to a line that "grow" out of the end
of a line, that would not really be possible with the tool as it
stands. However, the geometry manager stuff in this patch is intended
to make it reasonably straight forward to implement new geometric
construction processes, with a view to enabling exactly that kind of

On the other hand, if users are trying to make rounded corners, an
"arc fillet" tool might work better for that particular use case? Also
a rounded rect tool to quickly layout the most common (?) case.
Ideally we'd have all the above, as no one tool will perfectly cover
all cases.



On Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 6:40 PM, Simon Richter <Simon.Richter@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi,
> On 14.03.2017 16:44, John Beard wrote:
>> This is something I've bene toying with for a little while: an
>> enhanced overlay and construction method for arcs in Pcbnew.
> One thing that people have been asking about is a way to connect arcs
> and lines, is it possible to add that in your design later?
>    Simon
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