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 >> >> > > _______________________________________________ > Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~kicad-developers > Post to : email@example.com > Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~kicad-developers > More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp > >
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