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Re: Issue with autoplacing of designator and name in schematic


Hi Bastian-

Autoplace on placement already exists but if you'd like to contribute a
patch to improve it for your use case, please do.

The best way to do this is to open an issue of GitLab for the problem (with
reproducible test case).  Then, you can open a merge request to fix the

The reason that step 1 is needed is to allow others to verify when the
problem happens and that your solution fixes it.

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On Fri, Oct 8, 2021 at 1:09 PM Bastian <neumann.bastian@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi
> Placing a new IC component on the schematic moves the designator and
> component name ontop in the center. Always colliding with VCC pins.
> Running autoplace puts the values below the component colliding with GND
> pins.
> The components come with a point where the designator and name can be
> placed without interfering with pins. But it is never put there.
> Is this something I can have a look at or is somebody already working on
> that?
> Basti
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