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Re: Back annotate references from PCB


I thought that was part of the connectivity stuff that Jon was working on
(it certainly wasn't me, and I don't know if there is another Ian
contributing code right now). I remember seeing some email threads on
real-time updates to the information in Eeschema.

The wishlist item that Wayne mentioned is [1]. Brian filed that a while ago
because he had created a tool to do the back annotation based on the
geography of the board. I don't know where he is with porting it into the
KiCad codebase right now, but you should definitely reach out to him and
coordinate work so that you don't duplicate effort.


[1] https://bugs.launchpad.net/kicad/+bug/1748205

On Wed, Nov 6, 2019 at 1:47 PM Simon Richter <Simon.Richter@xxxxxxxxxx>

> Hi,
> On Wed, Nov 06, 2019 at 08:26:52AM -0500, Wayne Stambaugh wrote:
> > > May I implement some back annotation feature from PCB to schematic?
> > You are welcome to contribute to KiCad.  I suspect it will not be as
> > easy as you think it will be.  Complex schematic hierarchies (using the
> > same schematic more than once in a design) always trips up new
> developers.
> I dimly remember that there was some work (Ian did that IIRC) to make the
> netlist the master document and attach the schematic and PCB information to
> that, with a first patch to keep the netlist up-to-date continuously.
> It would probably make sense to join that effort, because any other
> solution would conflict heavily with that.
>    Simon
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