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Re: Question / maybe feature request


Hi Steve,

On 15/05/2019 22:42, Steven A. Falco wrote:

There are two things that would make this easier:

1) A way to assign a hot-key to a Symbol Editor grid setting; i.e. something similar to the pcbnew "Fast Switching" feature in the Grid menu.

I have added the N/Shift+N next/previous grid hotkeys to eeschema. Adding the fast-switch grids is a bit more work, as they are still part of pcbnew (whereas general grids have are now in the common tools framework).
2) A way to have the Symbol Editor re-read the library file from the disk.  Right now, I have to close and open the Symbol Editor to get it to read the symbol from a .lib file.  I have to iterate many times as I tune up my C program to generate the proper symbol elements, and it gets tedious to keep doing "close/open/select".

In the footprint editor, you can simply double click the footprint to reload after an external edit. This doesn't work in the symbol editor. I assume it would work after the new format lands, but in the meantime perhaps it can be retrofitted to reload the library. Anyone know if that's possible?



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