Hello out there,
Im using Kicad solely for my home-brew PCBs and with V5 it is 100% up to these tasks.
But I have another, professional life as an electronics engineer
Some jears ago I was part of a team that evaluated new PCB-CAD systems for the company. One might think we discussed things like the ones in this forum. But the final decision was based on:
Does the Systom support SAP ?
Does it support production machines, ICTs, AOIs and so on ?
Does it include flexible panneling functions ? (In German: Nutzen)
In the end we bought the buggiest and ugliest candidate - but it WAS professional Software !
I imagine creating such functions needs a lot of work, money and NDAs and it is much more complex than adding new features.
I wonder, is there a strategy/dicussion if KiCad will/should someday go that way ?