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Re: [RFC] Symbols and Pin mapping in v6 - Proposal


Hello Ajith,

In the future, please search the developers mailing list before spending
time writing a proposal.  You would have saved yourself a lot of time
since almost everything in your proposal has already been discussed.
Pin remapping support is already part of the new symbol file format
which has been documented[1].  As for the rest of your proposal, this is
primarily library organization which is a personal preference.  There is
nothing currently stopping you from creating atomic (fully defined)
symbol/footprint/3D model assemblies but that is not something the KiCad
project is interested in providing other than possibly a high level
format that encapsulates these entities for portability (which has also
been discussed).




On 9/12/19 12:36 AM, Ajith N wrote:
> Sorry the URL was mangled, here it is:
>   https://gitel84.github.io/pdfs/kicad_syms_proposal.pdf
> ---- On Thu, 12 Sep 2019 12:30:26 +0800  ----
>     Hi Developers,
>     Requesting your attention to a proposal and discussion in the KiCad
>     User Forum. The topic is symbols and pin mapping (for v6) as they
>     relate to the data model.
>     I took up a suggestion (by Rene Poeschl) to detail my proposal with
>     diagrams, and have prepared some slides, which is at:
>         https://gitel84.github.io/pdfs/kicad_syms_proposal.pdf    ; (PDF
>     format)
>     The background references are at the end.
>     (I feared being unable to respond in a timely manner to potential
>     questions which may arise in the course of discussions in the
>     developers' list. Therefore, I have chosen to put more detail into
>     the slides wherever possible. Hopefully that helps. The detail may
>     be excessive for some readers though. If so please bear with me).
>     I hope KiCad developers find this worth looking at for v6.
>     Thanks for all the great work!
>     P.S.
>     I have been a happy user of KiCad for barely over a year now. KiCad
>     to me is a very nice and open tool with nice features, has no
>     lock-in, has an active community of users and is progressing in a
>     good direction.
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