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Re: Geographical reannotation complete and avaiable for test




I will start working on the mysteries of a merge request shortly. I want to make sure I have all my ducks in a row so I don't waste anybody's time.

This is the first time I have collaborated on a software project of any kind, let alone a big one like Kicad.


On 2020-01-09 9:39 a.m., Seth Hillbrand wrote:
On 2020-01-09 06:21, Brian Piccioni wrote:

I have been working for several months to incorporate RenumKicadPCB functionality inside Kicad. Meanwhile, Alexander Shuklin has done most of the heavy lifting by writing back-annotation into Kicad which does all of the error checking, etc., necessary for re-annotation to work. Without his help I don't think I could have done this.

Geographical re-annotation is under PCBNew/Tools. It should provide the same functionality as RenumKicadPCB but from within Kicad. I am hopeful I can submit a merge request which will be accepted so it will become part of the distribution. Of course, given my modest c++ skills I suspect that will not go smoothly!

I have tested the code with all the projects I used to test RenumKicadPCB and it appears to work. Besides renumbering correctly, it seems to detect project errors such as modules in the PCB which are not in the schematic, etc.

I would be grateful if people who are interested in this functionality would help test it and let me know if they have any problems or suggestions.

The source code is at




Hi Brian-

This sounds like great news.  If you create a MR on GitLab we will better be able to look it over.  You can prefix it with "WIP:" to mark it work in progress.


Seth Hillbrand
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