I gave it a spin and definitely like it! I have been using custom
footprints for capacitive sensors, but this is much better. A couple
1) I'd prefer to have the angle saved as a parameter in the file rather
than a fixed list of options.
2) We'll definitely need to address the polygon issue. I created a
10cmx10cm board and filled it with 45° at the minimum width/50% fill and my
computer froze for 2 minutes while it thought about it. Strangely, when I
checked it was only using one core, so I'm not sure why the wm froze during
the calculation. Maybe some interaction with the graphics card.
If we can't fix the polygons before this, we should probably have a
dummy-check pop-up warning of long compute times. The polygons get
calculated twice on closing the zone edit window. Once with the cursor
showing busy and then again with no indication of work. This happens again
2018-03-13 8:48 GMT-07:00 jp charras <jp.char...@wanadoo.fr>:
> Le 13/03/2018 à 14:05, Jon Evans a écrit :
> > Nice work! It may just be experimental, but it seems pretty close to a
> feature for 6.0 to me :-)
> > I gave it a try on various boards I have worked on recently and it seems
> to work as advertised and
> > is not noticeably slower than a solid fill on my computer.
> > Assuming we work out any issues related to this, I thought of two
> features we might want to add
> > after this:
> > 1) Allow 45-degree grids instead of just 90
> > 2) Add a DRC check for stitching vias that would have connected to a
> solid fill but are off-grid and
> > thus disconnected in grid fill?
> > -Jon
> Attached the experimental grid pattern in zone fill patch, with 45 degree
> grid option.
> > On Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 4:10 AM, jp charras <jp.char...@wanadoo.fr
> > wrote:
> > I wrote a purely experimental option to fill zones (copper and not
> copper) with a grid patter.
> > It is only an experimental feature made mainly to know what issues
> can be created by this feature.
> > The main issue is the fact polygons have much more corners, thus
> creating a longer calculation time.
> > (However, grid pattern is expected to be used in specific cases)
> > It should be compatible with the current DRC.
> > Regards
> > --
> > Jean-Pierre CHARRAS
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