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Re: DRC reports


The idea I was kicking around was to build a 2-level tree, with the parents
being these categories (in new drc branch):
I think there are much fewer than 64 error types that actually need to be
displayed to the user in groups.  I'm not sure the enum there has
absolutely everything, but I do think it's close.

I was planning on getting rid of the 3 tabs -- I don't think it makes sense
to have the three tabs and also filters in the "violations" tab -- the
other two tabs are just different types of violations.

I am also not sure how much it makes sense to have checkboxes for
showing/hiding violations.
It seems like a better ultimate state would be:
(a) being able to turn on/off all types of violations (and set their
(b) being able to clear or ignore certain violations or certain classes of
violations in one go (I was thinking via a context menu on each violation
and the tree header per violation class)


On Tue, Feb 25, 2020 at 2:34 PM Jeff Young <jeff@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I’m looking at adding filtering to the DRC window.  I’d like to use
> something similar to the HTML report panel where we’d have some checkboxes
> under the listbox:
> [ ] Show All   [ ] Clearances  [ ] Constraints   [ ] Courtyards
> It would be nice and consistent to then have a Save button after that.
> But this would be a slight procedural change:
> 1) it would separate the reports by the 3 tabs: Violations, Unconnected,
> Footprint Warnings
> 2) you couldn’t set it and forget it: you’d have to click the Save button
> each time you wanted a report
> Thoughts?
> Note: yes, I did consider user-defined filtering.  But we currently have
> 64 DRC error types, and I’m not sure users really want to wade through that
> list (nor do we want to have to reply to queries of the form “what does DRC
> error type XYZ include?”
> Note 2: regardless of that, feel free to comment on anything (including
> “we really must have user-defined filtering”).
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