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Re: Schematic symbol chooser clarification


I can relate to this issue. It happened to me as well and I thought my
library setup wasn't right. Then I found out it was showing power symbols

+1 to make it more evident. At least changing the dialog title?


On Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 1:22 PM, kristoffer Ödmark <
kristofferodmark90@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Yeah, that to adds to the confusion. I think maybe coherency should be one
> of the main goal for v6.
> On 2018-02-05 13:25, Marco Ciampa wrote:
>> On Mon, Feb 05, 2018 at 01:10:08PM +0100, kristoffer Ödmark wrote:
>>> Hey!
>>> I just spent some time trying to "debug" a library non-issue with a EE
>>> switching from Altium for a test. He had added the libraries correctly,
>>> and
>>> they showed up. But everytime he tried adding a symbol to the schematic,
>>> no
>>> symbols was there. We sent pictures back and forth, and indeed the
>>> libraries
>>> added, but did not show up.
>>> To make a long hassle short, turns out the shortcut "P" is used to place
>>> symbols in Altium, but to place Power symbols in kicad.
>>> This is not an issue, however, there is no indication at all that the
>>> symbol
>>> chooser is actually filtered or limited when using the shortcut key.
>>> I think there could be benefits of adding some kind of visualization to
>>> the
>>> symbol chooser that the list is limited to only power symbols, maybe just
>>> changing the window title to something like "Choose Power Symbol" or the
>>> more general term of adding the filter to the window name. Let me know
>>> what
>>> you think
>> Also when you place a power symbol, the dialog shows normal symbols in
>> the history list, and it also permits to insert these symbols even if
>> they are not power symbols... that to me seems incoherent...
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