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Annotation Epic/Geographic reannotation
I haven't had any feedback/comments regarding my merge request or
Annotation suggestion for quite a few days now so I don't know whether
my comments/pushes are being broadcast or people are simply busy working
on other things.
So, sorry for the spam.
I just added this to the Annotations epic
(https://gitlab.com/groups/kicad/code/-/epics/19) as I have been working
on annotation. I would appreciate any feedback on the issues mentioned
1) No undo for annotation dialog
Problem: eeSchema undo seems to be page confined.
Fixing this would probably be a good idea but a lot of work and
likely beyond my abilities
at a this time. I can make a special "undo" stack for annotation as
a stop gap.
2) Annotate while adding is a WIP see
See https://bugs.launchpad.net/kicad/+bug/1660134 for items 4 - 6.
4) Annotate selection
I should be able to manage this
5) Anotate without a number
6) Annotate number only.
5 and 6 seem pretty straightforward to implement though there are
filters on dialogs which will
have to be fixed. There may be an issue with transfer between
schematic and PCB
(i.e. Update PCB to/from schematic) as well as geographic annotation
from the PCB as error
checking is done on all of these. I am working on a unified
reference "splitter" for eeSchema and
PCBNew to ensure consistency.
My concern is that annotation seems pretty well woven into eeSchema,
DRC, library editor, etc., and
something will break if we do this. For example, having a reference
with RK causes DRC to ask for
annotation as does updating PCB from Schematic. If things break they
can be fixed, but what if the
breakage is only apparent on edge conditions? How can we test?
8) Subsheets don't match multi-unit element annotations. (lp:#1788976)
I do not understand this
9) Implement more (and custom?) annotation schemes
I have already coded prefixs to allow for IEE 200, etc.. One can
then annotate sheet by sheet
to give a prefix to each sheet. Alternatively we could add a sheet
which defines a prefix per sheet. I suspect that reannotating each
sheet with a sheet prefix
would meet most use cases.
10) Clear annotation does not work under MSW
I cannot replicate this. The results I get are different from the
video. It works fine for me.