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Re: [RFC] type-based transparency


Hi Jon,

On 3/18/2019 8:28 AM, Seth Hillbrand wrote:
> Am 2019-03-17 20:11, schrieb Jon Evans:
>> 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.
> Hi Jon-
> I like the idea.  I can see that working well for
> tracks/zones/vias/footprints/etc.
> I would still like to keep the option (maybe as a multiplicative
> setting) of changing a layer transparency, at least for user layers.  I
> wouldn't want my GDT marks to automatically have the same transparency
> as lines in copper layers, for instance.
> -Seth

I'm siding with Seth on this one.  I think adding object transparency is
a good idea but not as a replacement for layer transparency.  Layer
transparency has it's uses so object transparency should be complementary.


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