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Re: [PATCH] Enhanced arc tool in pcbnew
As a side note... something I like about freecad sketch drawing is that you
can start drawing a line, and pressing M the tool switches to arc mode, so
you can draw very quickly a rounded rectangle flr example.
Just a comment.
Thanks and cheers
On Mar 15, 2017 11:50, "John Beard" <john.j.beard@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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>
> > 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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