1. Agree, I will try to do this

2. I will see if there is an easy grouping.  I don't want to make sweeping
UI changes this close to the release.

I also think it would be good to be able to show plated holes in the copper
layer color somehow.  I will think about easy ways to do this.

On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 12:46 PM, Eeli Kaikkonen <eeli.kaikko...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> It's been difficult to follow the discussion, and the subject matter and
> problems related to it are complex. If only minimal changes are done now I
> want to propose two easy things (which may have been mentioned before, but
> I didn't find them):
>
> 1. The Render items seem to be in a random order, at least to me. Try to
> find some logical order where each item is easy to find.
>
> 2. There are logically two quite different things in the Render tab: layer
> items and helper items. The latter a partly redundant because they belong
> to general or view settings. Maybe some of them could be removed from here.
> At least group them meaningfully and separate them visibly from the layer
> items. I think there's even enough width in the "Visibles" area (that name
> isn't very good IMO, BTW) to have a third tab where the helper items could
> go.
>
> As far as other things are concerned, I have found the differently colored
> hole pads annoying and distracting. To me a copper pad is a copper pad,
> whether it has a hole in it or not. The holes themselves are a different
> matter.
>
> In general I would like to have a gerber-like view in the board editor, so
> that I can see how the copper layer looks like without opening it in the
> gerber viewer. Differently colored pads would be a distraction for that
> purpose, although good for other purposes. It would also be great to see
> all the holes like in a drill file. I haven't thought this thoroughly but I
> would suggest having an option to view all holes - not the pads where they
> belong - as a "layer", in one color.
>
> 2018-02-19 19:16 GMT+02:00 Jon Evans <j...@craftyjon.com>:
>
>> Lots of good feedback here and on the forums.
>> For a long time it has been on my to-do list to add "saved view schemes"
>> like Altium and Xpedition support, which would allow you to quickly pull up
>> sets of shown/hidden layers/objects.
>> I still plan on working on that for 6.0.
>>
>> In the short term it might be best to keep changes to a minimum
>> (Andrzej's patches perhaps plus some other small tweaks)
>>
>> -Jon
>>
>>
>
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