Issue with PCB Layout and Footprint App

Hello developers,

I’m using Macbook pro 13 inch 2018 to design Foorprint and PCB, i don’t know why it’s ultra lag. Do i need to change any settings to make it more smoothly ?

Thank you!

Please post the full version information (help->about->copy version information) As well as the information about your operating system (excact version, available graphics card, display resolution, supported opengl version, …)

Hello Rene,

I’m sorry about missing information:

Application: KiCad
Version: (5.1.4-0-10_14), release build
wxWidgets 3.0.4
libcurl/7.54.0 LibreSSL/2.6.4 zlib/1.2.11 nghttp2/1.24.1
Platform: Mac OS X (Darwin 18.2.0 x86_64), 64 bit, Little endian, wxMac
Build Info:
wxWidgets: 3.0.4 (wchar_t,STL containers,compatible with 2.8)
Boost: 1.69.0
OpenCASCADE Community Edition: 6.9.1
Curl: 7.54.0
Compiler: Clang 9.0.0 with C++ ABI 1002

Build settings:

*My Macbook:
Version: 10.14.2 (18C54)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2018, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
Processor: 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5
Memory: 8 GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3
Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 1536 MB

Thanks for your feedback

Hello Rene,

I have just updated to 10.14.6 (18G103) with my Mac and [kicad-extras-20191207-144442-10_14.dmg] with KiCad, but same issue is still on going. PCBnew and Footprint Editor are still ultra lag,

You could try if updating kicad to 5.1.5 helps. Do both the accelerated and fallback mode behave the same? (Preferences menu or F12/F11)

“You could try if updating kicad to 5.1.5 helps.”
=>Sorry, i didn’t get you. As i checked in the website, regarding Macos, 5.1.4 is the latest one. Please correct me if i’m wrong

“Do both the accelerated and fallback mode behave the same? (Preferences menu or F12/F11)”
=>In accelerated mode, it worked well now, this issue only appears in Fallback mode. What is the difference of these modes ?

Thank you very much !

You should use the accelarated mode if possible anyways. As the name says and as you can see in your setup, it’s accelerated :slight_smile: . Technically it means hardware acceleration (OpenGL) for graphics; the fallback mode uses only the main processor to draw all the graphics. It’s meant to be used if the accelerated mode doesn’t work.

Wow, Thank you a lot eelik !

It’s really really nice answer ! Honestly, i intended to say goodbye with KiCad in Macos and install it in Window VMWare instead.:laughing::laughing:

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