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Re: Do Not Fit



On 9/19/19 6:22 PM, Oliver Walters wrote:
>     I understand your frustration but I'm currently working on the new file
>     format so I am not interested in adding a new feature to the current
>     schematic file format.  This feature is already rolled into the new
>     schematic file format.  I should have most of this work complete by the
>     end of the year so it makes no sense to divert resources from the new
>     file format development to test and maintain the proposed changes to the
>     current file format.  The current file format is frozen permanently so
>     that we can focus on the new format.
> Wayne, thanks for your prompt feedback on this. Can I ask, does the new
> format support simple "DNF" marking or full variant support?

Initially it will be simple DNF marking.  Eventually full variant
support will be included.  It's hard to say when that might happen.
There are a lot of new features planned for the new schematic file
formats some of which will most likely have priority over full variant



>     Nobody in this thread has yet mentioned KiBoM, which has this
>     kind of capability.  It has its quirks, to be sure, but I would
>     recommend investigating it first, before starting to write something new.
> I actually wrote that tool (many moons ago) to fill the gaps of KiCad
> assembly management. I would love to see some if its features integrated
> into KiCad directly.
> On Thu, Sep 19, 2019 at 8:47 PM Oliver Walters
> <oliver.henry.walters@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:oliver.henry.walters@xxxxxxxxx>>
> wrote:
>     Hi all,
>     Almost a year ago now I suggested a feature addition, allowing for
>     marking parts in the schematic as "DO NOT FIT"
>     https://lists.launchpad.net/kicad-developers/msg38415.html
>     I had made a lot of progress towards feature completion, however was
>     told at the time that such a feature would not be accepted.
>     A year later, and after a lot of frustration of  sending the wrong
>     files out for manufacturer due to confusion about which parts are
>     fitted, I'd like to raise the issue again.
>     Currently parts are marked as "DNF" by setting a special field in
>     the BOM and checking for this with a special export script.
>     However, I feel (and I'm sure many would agree) that this
>     information should be integral to the schematic representation
>     itself. Some other EDA packages achieve this quite well.
>     I presented a way to achieve this without breaking backwards
>     compatibility with the file format.
>     If the "new" file format is still far in the future, can this
>     feature be considered again?
>     Cheers,
>     Oliver
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