How set track angle


#1

Kicad uses the term “posture” to refer to the angle of the track when laying out. The “/” key or right-click lets you change the posture, however I have not seen a way to set the actual angle between track segments. I have searched the Getting Started and the Pcbnew manuals and couldn’t find anything. Is there a setting or buried menu somewhere to set this angle?
Thanks in advance!


#2

Select a track then Right click on the track then select Move Exactly and set Item Rotation.


#3

You could deselect in general setting the box “limit tracks to 45 degrees” but that doesn’t mean that you can select the angle you desire…


#4

Michal777, thanks. That’s workable although a little cumbersome. I was looking for something that was “interactive” while dragging/stretching/placing a new track.

Deppy, excellent tip! Thanks! Now if the Kicad developers could make that settable on the fly whilst in the middle of laying a track :smile:


#5

Hi, I am not able to switch off the ‘limit tracks to 45 degrees’ button. It does not work in version 4.0.6
If I reboot the software, then the button switches on again automatically.


#6

Did you test Legacy and OpenGL canvas?
What OS you’re using?
If you can reproduce - open a bugreport on the bugtracker please.
Developers don’t frequent this forum per se, we’re mostly support :wink:


#7

Hi Joan, thanks for your response.

Yes, I tested both default and OpenGL Canvas.
OS = Windows 10 Pro 64-bit AMD

Interesting - Murphy’s law ? - I’m very excited because it’s working today… I played around with that setting again and am able to draw any angle.

Possibly because I rebooted the pc this morning?

Yesterday, when I was playing with it, I only switched the software on and off.

Thank you for your help.


#8

Nice information, thanks mate.