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Re: Designer Encountering KiCad 5


Yup.  That's pretty much covered by
https://bugs.launchpad.net/kicad/+bug/806260.  Which we do when routing but
not when dragging.  Note that he was able to route the trace off grid, so
the snap-to is working there.

Am Mi., 22. Aug. 2018 um 10:27 Uhr schrieb Andrey Kuznetsov <

> Dave said that if the trace is not on a grid, and the trace has a kink in
> it, like it is going around something, but there is no obstruction, when he
> grabs to move the kink, the program should recognize that he is trying to
> smooth out the kink and ignore grid snap rules and move the piece of trace
> he grabbed in line with the main trace. Instead the piece he grabbed was
> flipping between 2 grid snap positions, neither of which matched the
> straight trace.
> Maybe a trace snap options should be added that when moving a trace, and
> trace snap is enabled, the mouse snaps to the trace.
> Dave said that the following workaround methods are not what professionals
> would easy to use software (paraphrasing):
> 1. deleting the kink and redrawing it
> 2. changing grid size
> On Wed, Aug 22, 2018 at 9:26 AM, Seth Hillbrand <seth@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
>> Hi All-
>> Dave Jones from eevblog recently hosted a live webcast [1] of him trying
>> out KiCad v5.  For those who don't know him, Dave was a professional EE
>> with Altium for a number of years before moving to eevblog full-time.  As
>> such, it's an interesting play-by-play of an experienced Altium user with
>> describing his impressions of using KiCad v5.
>> FWIW, the video is 2hrs long, so be forewarned.  Skip the first 10
>> minutes as it's a live stream, there's some setup time.  He plays to his
>> regular viewers, so it feels at times a bit joke-y.
>> That all said, he notes a number of issues with the UX that would be
>> useful to address.  As we get used to the software, we tend to internalize
>> our workarounds and it's interesting to see someone document how they try
>> to work with the software before the workarounds.
>> -S
>> [1] http://youtu.be/qpw9dKxL2Ho?a
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