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Re: Concept Idea for schematic page management


Hi Bastian,

I like this idea. The ability to leave the widget open and have it remain
on top whilst interacting with the schematic will be useful as well.

Another CAD package I have used has two items under each sheet/block,
labelled "Symbols" and "Nets", where double clicking on it would bring up
the edit dialog. This might be a useful feature to implement for large
designs if its not too much extra work.


On 7 September 2017 at 10:29, Bastian Neumannn <neumann.bastian@xxxxxxxxx>

> 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.
> [image: 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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