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Re: Concept Idea for schematic page management


I like the idea that you have posed. I guess this is meant for the
eeschema rewrite that is scheduled in the future?

Out of curiousity, what kind of monster designs are you doing that
require 40 A3 sheets of paper? :-D motherboards? huge FPGA boards?

Am 07.09.2017 um 11:29 schrieb Bastian Neumannn:
> Hi,
> I ususlly work with schematics of around 5 to 15 pages. A3 sized that
> is. Using A4 for schematics that easily bloats up to 30 pages.
> For those schematics I am not using KiCad since they are in a
> professional environment.
> Given the situation that I am currently working on a big design in KiCad
> that reaches up to 40 pages A3 it is a little bit cumbersome to keep
> track of subsheets.
> I propose to add more functionality to the hirarchy browser.
> 1. Make the widget dockable so I can easily jump between subsheets
> 2. Have empty sheets that do not have to be placed on the schematic for
> stuff like:
>   - Table of contents
>   - Block diagramms
>   - Change History & Reviews
>   - Additional Information
> 3. Have the ability to change the order of the sheets. Since I might add
> one later on and don't want it to be at the end of the list
> Here is an inclomplete mock up of what a big schematic for a mainboard
> could look like.
> Inline-Bild 1
> I am looking for more ideas on what to change. I think some of the
> changes will have a big impact so we better talk about a concept beforehand.
> Cheers,
> Basti
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