Le 13/03/2018 à 18:24, Seth Hillbrand a écrit :
> Hi JP-
> 
> 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 thoughts:
> 
> 1) I'd prefer to have the angle saved as a parameter in the file rather than 
> a fixed list of options.

Yes, good idea.

> 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.  
> 

Strange.
What is the zone setup?

For basic boards, the fill zone calculation time is not noticeable on my 
computer.
Noticeable calculation time (a few seconds) happens only for *large* boards.


> 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 when
> highlighting.
> 
> Best-
> Seth

Trying to guess if the calculation time is long is really not easy.


> 
> 2018-03-13 8:48 GMT-07:00 jp charras <jp.char...@wanadoo.fr 
> <mailto: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
>     <mailto:jp.char...@wanadoo.fr> <mailto:jp.char...@wanadoo.fr 
> <mailto: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



-- 
Jean-Pierre CHARRAS

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