Hello, I'm developing a small Python application for tracking component inventory & to help when assembling boards. I'd like to be able to display a portion of the board layout with a particular component centred. This could either be in my application window or in a separate window, I'm not too worried which. The display doesn't necessarily need to be interactive, though the ability to pan & zoom would be nice to have.
What's the most straightforward way to do this in pcbnew currently? I can see three possibilities: 1. I think it's possible to launch pcbnew as a separate process and send it messages to focus a particular component through KiWay. Could someone confirm that this is possible in a separate process and perhaps point me towards some documentation or example code for how to do this in python. 2. I think it's possible for a python process to be the 'top' for pcbnew - so I should be able to load pcbnew in my python process and display the UI and send it in-process KiWay messages. Could someone confirm that this is possible and again perhaps point me towards documentation or examples? 3. I'm not sure if it's possible to load a board using the python pcbnew.LoadBoard() and then render a portion of it in-memory, which I could then display in my application. Is this possible? Thanks for any help, Tom Cook
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