Feature requests: Colored tracs and better eeschema and pcb new integration


#1

Hi,

It would be great to have these features :

  • Customize track color. Not all the layer, but only a signal. I particularly use this feature to trace power tracks.
  • Component multi select on schema to footprint multi select on PCB. Usefull to select electronic function parts in schema and move them on PCB.

Thanks for the great job !
Regards, Pierre


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#2

What exactly do you mean? Changing the color of tracks in pcbnew independent of other copper items? Or changing the color of track segements belonging to a certain net?

This works partly, namely with hierarchical sheets. Context menu on a footprint which belongs to a hierarchical sheet -> Select -> Items in Same Hierarchical sheet. But I have longed for a more flexible way to define groups of fooprints, it would certainly be handy.


#3

Hello eelik, sorry for posting in the wrong topic, topic title was confusing me.

The second choice “changing the color of track segements belonging to a certain net”. When I route power tracks or copper zone in pcbnew, it could be attractive to see which pads I have to reach. With many power nets, it’s easier to color each one with different colors to draw complementary copper zones.

Thanks for the trick, I didn’t know. I agree with you for a more flexible way. Currently with new designs, I select each part one by one on schema to group footprints by function on PCB.

Regards, Pierre


#4

Colored ratsnest would help, and it is under consideration, so it might come in V6