Before I forget: I’m running the latest Kicad (nightly build 21-02-07), windows 10, 64 bits, version running in a virtual machin on Ubuntu 20.04.
I’m wondering about the zone boundaries feature. In the left menu, I have 3 choices instead of 2 in 5.1.9. One is showing only tracks on all the selected layers
One is showing the zones, with some transparency that can be preset the right menu.
And one showing the zone boundaries only.
What is this one doing?
Actually it’s drawing myriads of horizontal line which renders the whole design quite confusing. At first i thought these were traces.
And if I choose the filled zone setting, I still get the zone boundaries by transparency.
Some screenshots to illustrate what I’m saying.
- The original design (made with 5.1.9, and accessed with 5.99. No problem here.
- Showing the zones, especially the zone with the currently selected layer. No transparency, so it’s of limited interest, but it can be useful sometimes to detect when some zones are “islands” and therefore not connected. No problem in this one either.
- The zones outline only. There are myriads of horizontal lines showing up. It looks like horizontal lines are generated at every hole, which makes an unreadable PCB because all these lines look like tracks. This is obvious in non-signal (e.g. ground or vcc plane) where there is one single plane punched with many holes.
- In zone mode, it is still drawing the outline of zones. This one could be useful if stripped from the zone outlines.