In the help file of the Pcbnew,I don't understand all of the "Operation on blocks"


#1


This picture is from the manual of Pcbnew of stable version 5.0.I tried to find the Block Operation dialog,but haven’t found out.Who can help me?Thank you!


#2

The manual may have not been updated in that section. In my v5 (windows) after I drag select a block, I need to right click and then I can find this directory tree:

Then selecting “Filter selection…” I get this window:
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That looks similar to what you are trying to find. And I think “Filter selection” is more descriptive of what the operation is doing.


#3

The original picture is from the legacy canvas. There this selection filter comes up after every block selection. In the modern toolsets it is as described by @SembazuruCDE

I am sure the devs have their reasons for this. I personally mostly want to select everything if a do a block select so i kind of agree with the devs decision that it is better to have the filter as a separate action for when you need it.


#4

lol. I haven’t switched to the legacy canvas since… I don’t remember when. I didn’t even think to look there.


#5

Thanks for the kind men in the forum!Yes,I find the way of what I want by the guidance of the replies in v5 and the nightly v6. I need some time to be familiar with Kicad. I appreciate you to spend time to answer my low class questions,and felt a little sorry. So,thank all of you again!