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Re: Designer Encountering KiCad 5
I think Altium implements this behavior by considering object snap points
to be more important than grid snap points if both are turned on. So you
can drag the kink and snap onto the endpoint of another segment, and it
will stay there even if it's not on a grid point, because of that priority.
On Wed, Aug 22, 2018 at 1:27 PM Andrey Kuznetsov <kandrey89@xxxxxxxxx>
> 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>
>> Hi All-
>> Dave Jones from eevblog recently hosted a live webcast  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.
>>  http://youtu.be/qpw9dKxL2Ho?a
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