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Re: Back annotate references from PCB
Eeschema now keeps its internal net state up to date continuously, but I
didn't work on any continuous syncing to PcbNew. The way it works in
Eeschema, the graphical schematic is still the driving source of truth; the
netlist does not drive the schematic.
On Wed, Nov 6, 2019 at 9:08 AM Ian McInerney <Ian.S.McInerney@xxxxxxxx>
> 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 . 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.
>  https://bugs.launchpad.net/kicad/+bug/1748205
> On Wed, Nov 6, 2019 at 1:47 PM Simon Richter <Simon.Richter@xxxxxxxxxx>
>> 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
>> 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
>> 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.
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