On 17 Jul 2019, at 12:47, Alexander Shuklin
I'm very sorry. I know, that's stupid, but it takes so much
time to get myself familiar with kicad code
If it's not too late, can you look for newer patch, not one
I sent this morning? Of course, I can make commit on top of
it, but I think it doesn't make sense
There only few changes, such as
- code formatting
- I usedFinishDialogSettings() instead of just Fit() as
written in KiCad documentation
- I changed tool name for
"pcbnew.InspectionTool.ShowStatisticsDialog" so it would
correspond to PCB_INSPECTION_TOOL::ShowStatisticsDialog method
- And I changed wxString ( _( "some string " ) ) to just _(
"some string" )
That's link to github:
and patch uploaded to this mail
Sorry for that, but I've just understood that, during
further doxygen documentation reading
Среда, 17 июля 2019, 9:01 +03:00 от Alexander Shuklin
Sorry for delay, there to much to do for my primary job.
I hope that code will be alright.
That's commit on the github:
There's one thing. Git coding standards checkers writes
@@ -436,7 +436,7 @@ void PCB_EDIT_FRAME::ReCreateMenuBar()
+ inspectMenu->AddItem( PCB_ACTIONS::boardStatistics,
But I would leave whitespaces, for better code looking
as all functions around use it
Понедельник, 8 июля 2019, 17:03 +03:00 от Jeff Young
Have a look at the second half
That code builds a read-only grid. You could then
have columns for Top, Bottom, and Total.
(BTW, I think we use Front/Back nomenclature rather
On 8 Jul 2019, at 13:48, Alexander Shuklin
that bug reports are some job to do)
Well, reason why I went up with that
top-side/bottom-side checkboxes is if you will want
to count let's say SMD components on the bottom
side, you can manage it with setting top one off.
I'm not sure, how important it is. On the another
hand, we could write down something like:
THT components: top: 15, bottom: 32, total: 47
SMD components: top: 14, bottom: 31, total: 45
But that would be ugly as well.
If there would be more options and more components
properties, maybe better to write all data to
wxTextCtrl then? Just in big text field, which you
could copy. And that will be easy to change and expand.
Понедельник, 8 июля 2019, 14:24 +03:00 от Jeff
I don’t like the top-side/bottom-side
checkboxes (because I want to see both numbers
at once), but I do like the other three.
I think we need to move to a list or grid
presentation, though. One of the other
features we’ve talked about is user-defined
attributes, so there might be more things than
just THT, SMD and Virtual.
On 8 Jul 2019, at 11:20, Alexander Shuklin
Hi!, I added stuff for footprints
THT,SMD,virtual properties and now it's
But for me dialog is not very straight forward
now. Can you please advice, what better to do?
I attached 2 pics. I think, maybe right way is
to add few checkboxes which will change dialog
data as soon as you pressed them?
Just look at pics and say what would be
better, as I'm in doubt.
Second one is in WxFormBuilder so it looks a
Пятница, 5 июля 2019, 0:05 +03:00 от Jeff
I agree that it shouldn’t be its own tool,
but PCB_EDITOR_CONTROL is getting too big.
Let’s just name this tool the
PCB_INSPECTION_TOOL, and then I’ll move
the highlight and list nets stuff, and the
DRC dialog to it later. That’ll nicely
parallel the EE_INSPECTION_TOOL.
On 4 Jul 2019, at 21:56, Ian McInerney
This looks nice, but a few comments from
my initial usage of it:
1) When I use english units, your
statistics dialog gives the dimensions in
mils. It should probably give those in
inches instead, since that is what the
grid panel at the bottom gives.
2) Including the board area would also be
useful, definitely the area of the
bounding box, and possibly the area of
the actual PCB (but that is more
complicated). I know of several board
houses that charge based on area, so this
could provide a quick way to estimate
price for the user.
3) I am not sure I am a fan of the icon
used for the menu item, since this dialog
focuses on board statistics rather than
footprint statistics and that icon is
used mainly for footprint actions. Could
a variant of the pcbnew icon be used?
While the code as you gave works, I think
the following changes could be beneficial:
1) It seems that this action could just
be added to PCB_EDITOR_CONTROL as the
rather than creating a new tool just for
2) I think the launching of the window
could be simplified if you used a modal
window instead (see
the Modal and Modeless section). Then you
don't have to keep track of the window
pointer, and could actually just make
launching this a single function instead
of an entire class (this would go nicely
with point #1).
3) The function to start the window
should be TransferDataToWindow, not
TransferDataFromWindow. FromWindow is
called when the window is destroyed and
ToWindow is called when it is created.
Also, it is called automatically when the
window is started, so there is no need to
manually call it.
Other code parts:
1) There are some lines that are too long
in dialog_board_statistics.cpp (max 100
characters per line)
2) There are a few whitespace errors when
Applying: added board statistics dialog,
which shows info for production and assembly
/* if pin has drill with
width==0 and height==0, we
new blank line at EOF.
warning: 2 lines add whitespace errors.
Overall though it looks pretty nice.
On Thu, Jul 4, 2019 at 3:07 PM Шуклин
Александр <jasuramme@xxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi, that's first time I try to
contribute to KiCad and write to
Launchpad mailing lists, so please,
don't beat me to hard )))
I really miss some board statistic
dialog, where you can see quantity of
SMD pads, THT pads, board dimensions,
all the stuff, you need for PCB
production and assembly. There was
also issue in the bug tracker
And like guy from bug issue, I moved
from Altium Designer and miss that
dialog as well.
Can you please look at that and
commit if you think it's useful or
tell me what to change.
That's my commit in the github:
and there's also patch and dialogs
pics in the attachment.