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Re: New border/title blocks?


On 11/13/19 9:19 AM, Evan Shultz wrote:

Yes, these templates are sized specifically for certain page sizes as defined in the ISO specification. And also for particular sheet orientations. So in Eeschema, the user needs to select the page size and orientation that match the template in order for the scaling to be proper and the template to be rendered such that it meets the ISO specification.

Even if manual work is required to properly use these tempates, perhaps it might be useful to still include them?

In addition, during the review of the templates we discovered limitations such as what you mentioned above. I can understand if the best solution for now is only a stopgap, and I'm happy to submit a feature request for an enhancement for this area of Eeschema, with the details to be sorted out later as to not derail the main objective of this message.

Thank you!

The process for inclusion would be managed by the individual distributions.  I assume that they pull from the kicad-templates repository by default.

Currently, the extra templates are installed at the same directory level as the default template.  This is cluttered and mixes all different kinds of templates together.  We should definitely address this.  Simple subdirectories for page layout options other than the default should be considered in the templates CMake

The wishlist items for the code I see are:

- Adding the Revisions block as an optional item in the layout format
- Adding support for graphical items referenced to page center

With these two items, we should be able to collapse these templates into a single, standard (or two if you wanted the basic 180mm and an alternate compressed version for the Title block.

For the templates, if we are adding templates per size, it would be good to add standard A/B/C sizes as well.  US KiCad users do not have easy access to either A4 paper or (harder) A4 printers.


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