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Re: Display origin transforms for DRC reports?


No, the DRC re-write won’t affect GetSelectMenuText().  It originated for describing items in the Clarify Selection menu, but it’s now used whenever we want to describe an item to the user.

> On 10 Jul 2020, at 00:51, Reece R. Pollack <reece@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 7/9/20 7:09 PM, Tomasz Wlostowski wrote:
>> On 10/07/2020 00:58, Reece R. Pollack wrote:
>>> I'm looking at display origin transformations for DRC reports.
>>> With the 5.1.x branch Pcbnew, the DRC report dialog box message texts
>>> contained the Cartesian coordinates of each flagged item. It appears
>>> that the 5.99 branch no longer displays the coordinates of DRC items.
>>> However, the Cartesian coordinates are still listed in the report file.
>>> Unlike the display in a dialog box, this report is persistent and could
>>> be passed to someone using different display origin settings.
>>>  1. Should these coordinates be reported relative to the page origin, or
>>>     transformed per the user-selected origin and axis directions?
>>>  2. If the coordinates are transformed, should the report include the
>>>     user settings?
>>> -Reece
>> Reece,
>> I wouldn't introduce any changes to the current DRC code, we're
>> designing a new DRC engine for KiCad V6 and many things in DRC interface
>> will likely change.
>> IMHO the DRC coordinate transform belongs to the UI, not the DRC itself:
>> - the DRC engine generates an internal report with coordinates in board
>> coordinate space
>> - whatever displays the report to the user (i.e. the DRC dialog)
>> converts the board coordinates to UI coordinates.
>> - my 5 cents
>> Tom
> Tom,
> I'm not hard to convince, especially when it means doing less work.
> This sounds like the RC_ITEM::ShowCoord function will be removed or replaced. It's one of the two troublesome function groups.
> The other troublesome function group is the GetSelectMenuText function. Last year I knew what they did but I've forgotten in the interim. Will this DRC rewrite replace these?
> -Reece
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