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Re: [eeschema] Names/descriptions for units


Hi Kliment

This cannot happen until the new symbol library file format is
implemented.  There is a freeze (except for the new bus expansion
changes) on the current file format.  I will add a unit description
field for units in the new file format this way you can add a unique
description for each unit should you desire.



On 3/22/19 4:38 AM, Kliment (Future Bits) wrote:
> Hey,
> I'm working with a part that has a very large number of
> non-interchangeable units, each with many pins. For a part like this,
> it's very difficult to tell which unit is which from the preview. Parts
> have a description field that is shown in the list, but units don't. For
> parts with non-interchangeable units, I think a description like that
> would be very useful. I'd be interested in implementing such a thing.
> One way I can think of of doing this would be as follows:
> UI changes:
> 1. minor change to add part/component selection dialog - use the space
> to the right of "Unit A" etc to show description, add description to the
> space after the RD in the bottom part of the dialog
> 2. change to symbol editor - display unit description after "Unit A" in
> unit dropdown
> optionally, 3. make unit dropdown editable, make changes there save to
> unit name
> I would propose storing the descriptions in fields with special names of
> the form UNITDESC_A, _B etc. This requires no change to the existing
> data model.
> I'd like some feedback on a) whether this is a good idea, b) whether I'm
> stepping on anyone's toes if I do it and c) what branch should I base it off
> Thanks!
> Kliment
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