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Re: [RFC] type-based transparency
Le 18/03/2019 à 01:11, Jon Evans a écrit :
> Hi all,
> I want to change the color system in PcbNew so that transparency is tied
> to object type rather than board layer. Color would still be set by
> layer, but transparency would be settable for things like tracks,
> component pads, zones, etc.
> I made a quick hack to prototype this and want to get input before I put
> a lot of work into this feature.
> Here's a link to a before and after screenshot: https://imgur.com/a/WUSdTt0
> The idea here is that I find the most optimal way to route dense boards
> is to have the tracks and vias for the current layer be 100% opaque, but
> to have some transparency on pads and more transparency on copper
> zones. This way, I get the best contrast on the things I'm working on
> most (tracks / vias) but can also see through areas of copper to what is
> on other layers beneath.
> Love it? Hate it? Let me know before I put in the work to make a UI
> around the settings, etc.
Allowing the transparency of zones and pads to be more transparent than
the other items is certainly a good feature.
I saw that in another ECAD tool, and this was very useful.