I use KiCad 6.x, 5.x, and 4.0.7 for my current job. I noted that, for my simple board (~422 pads):
6.0.0, and 5x very slow on:
- Read netlist
- GUI reaction time
- If highlight netlist turn on in schematic, it may layout even way slower very click of the mouse in pcbnew, and eschamatic (even for click on the empty space).
4.0.7 (Default view - extreme case):
- Out performance on all the items I found above (exclude new nice features ofcouse)!
I also can not find the equivalent “inverted” of “Hide footprint rasnet” feature which help reduce the crowding global rasnets display for place component ( )
Is KiCad hitting challenge or limitation of using standard OpenGL?