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Re: New border/title blocks?



Nobody was excluded. The official KiCad library can only contain elements
(symbols, footprints, templates, etc.) which are contributed while elements
which aren't contributed aren't in the official library. Simple as that.
And I don't see how KiCad's features are being limited. Maybe I'm missing

The contributor submitted ISO templates and the librarians have access to
those standards, thus the review and merge could proceed. None of the
librarians have access to the ASME standards and thus we could not properly
review and vet them even if they were contributed. Should ASME templates be
contributed that can be reviewed, they would be welcomed.


On Wed, Nov 13, 2019 at 10:52 AM Seth Hillbrand <seth@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 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.
> -S
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