I’ve just bit the bullet and went from 4.0.7 to 5.0.2 in a production environment.
Many griefs I had with the 4.0.7 have been solved in the new version, greatly improving OpenGL canvas functionality. Hopefully my F9 will be able to finally rest now.
Major improvements that make me happy with 5.0.2:
- Interactive drag/move now snaps to grid. Makes it easier to keep things tidy as previously it ignored grid totally.
- Crosshair cursor for most operations. I use Crosshair as a “ruler” to verify the alignment of parts on board.
- Free Vias. Now ground stitching is a pleasure!
- Delete segment without prior selection in “Select mode”. Nice!
I’m based upon my own part libraries (apart from some basic generic components) so the projects seem to upgrade easily (fingers crossed).
Thanks, developers, for your hard work!