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Re: Designer Encountering KiCad 5
Why does there need to be priority?
Shouldn't priority depend on how close the mouse is to the snap point/axis.
grid (point), axis (line between two trace vertices)
On Wed, Aug 22, 2018 at 11:30 AM, Jon Evans <jon@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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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