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Re: Arc Adjustment proposal


Hi Eeli,

Have you tried the new arc editing in the Symbol Editor?  I think it’s much easier to use, and I think that’s the direction Seth is going for Pcbnew/FootprintEditor.


> On 10 Jul 2019, at 21:52, Eeli Kaikkonen <eeli.kaikkonen@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> ke 10. heinäk. 2019 klo 20.26 Seth Hillbrand (seth@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:seth@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>) kirjoitti:
> Problem: Arcs are stored in the pcbnew file using center, start point 
> and arc angle.  This leaves the end point of the arc subject to rounding 
> errors.
> For what it's worth, in normal graphical arcs (especially in edge cuts) the two endpoints (or start and end) are usually important, the centerpoint isn't. The endpoints should snap to other graphical items. I don't think the current implementation has caused much problems for that - although I may be wrong, I have struggled with some edge cuts. What has been more important is the limited editing capabilities: I should be able to lock some of the values and edit the arc by giving some values, and edit graphically by using tangent lines. And the current way of having start/endpoint distinction and different funtionality for them in the UI is really cumbersome. But that's another story altogether...
> Eeli Kaikkonen
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