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Re: New border/title blocks?


On 11/13/19 10:36 AM, Evan Shultz wrote:
Thanks Seth!

I didn't find the default template when looking at the code base, but I'm sure it's there and I just didn't find it. So if things are left alone hopefully the packager people will automatically include them? Then hopefully this message thread will make the packagers aware of new templates.

I could add more wishlist items, but you mentioned some key ones. I believe it would be best to create a launchpad bug for this so it can be tracked and doesn't get buried in the mailing list.

The small and large title blocks are both useful, as is having or not having revision history, so that means at least four templates. But because the ISO spec defines variations based on page size, for example the number of subdivisions of the border sides, I do not believe it would be possible to auto-scale and collapse the number of templates while still strictly meeting the ISO standard.

The ISO standard only defines A page sizes. I understand your comment about providing US page sizes but they aren't part of the standard.

That is a choice that was made for which standards to combine in this set of templates.  ISO 7200 is used in combination with ASME Y14.1 frequently for GD&T in the US.  The fact that this PR only made allowances for ISO 7200/ISO 217 is an oversight in the review process that prevents a section of our userbase from being able to use KiCad's features.  We don't exclude either European or US users in the codebase.  It would be a good idea not to do so in the templates as well.


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