What do think of having the hierarchy navigator always open until user clicks on the close button ?
I find it very useful to be able to navigate from page to page without having to open the navigator every time. I’m coming from orcad and I miss this feature.
It’s not “shouldn’t”, it’s just not very useful here, although there are people in this forum who can compile from source, apply patches and who follow the development actively. Sometimes you can get good feedback here for your UI or usability ideas (after all KiCad is made for end users).
Hmmm… now to add in a request to have a graphical object that dynamically shows the hierarchy… Usually one of the last things I do when creating a hierarchical schematic is to take a screenshot of the hierarchy navigator and import it as a bitmap onto the first page to act as a table of contents for print and/or pdf output. Having it as a dynamically updating object would help me so I don’t have to remember to regenerate it if I change the hieararchy (add, remove, or shuffle) and reimport the bitmap. Or my use case is so unique that I’d be the only one to benefit…
Any chance this patch could propagate to release branch? I would also love have it stay open (instead of painfully clicking repeatedly on the “Navigate schematic hierarchy” icon), even better if one can dock it to the left or right side of the eeschema window.