It would seem sensible to try to keep this very long thread limited to dev posts about actual new features and to encourage users to make a new threads to actually discuss them if there are comments or questions. The value of an 'announce ’ list is derailed when there is a lot of side discussion.
This has a potential of creating DFM errors and would require a new Drill-Copper clearance DRC rule. Drill to copper clearance is usually much higher than copper to copper one.
Indeed. See: https://gitlab.com/kicad/code/kicad/-/issues/4683.
Thanks for reposting @pointhi. I really could do with some help testing the CADSTAR importer. (for further discussion on the importer: Work In Progress: Native CADSTAR Importer to keep this topic clean)
I taught the dimension object some new tricks. Yes, I know KiCad could use a lot more things relating to drafting. Baby steps!
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There is now a Leader object you can draw (via the Place menu only for now; toolbutton coming later). It works like a dimension, and you can set an optional frame to be drawn around the text.
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Wayne just commited user defined layers (“Nine new user definable non-copper layers”) and custom layer names.
Just out of curiosity, can any of these layers be attached to front or back, or even attached as a front/back pair that the flip object function will work on like (like silkscreen, fab, etc)?
@imcinerney just added expandable tool buttons: now you can get to all the new dimensions from the toolbar!
(Hold down the mouse on the button to get the popup with the other options)
Addendum to this: I just pushed an update so you can now hold the left mouse button and move the mouse to open the popup immediately (click + drag).
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CADSTAR to KiCad Design migration now completed
CADSTAR Schematic Archive importer added to eeschema (see MR 410)
CADSTAR Project importer added to KiCad Project Manager (see MR 433)
For discussion on the CADSTAR importer feature and any usage issues, please go to this topic: Work In Progress: Native CADSTAR Importer
Some snapping improvements
Version 6 feature freeze announcement: https://email@example.com/msg39037.html
More details about what this means and the roadmap from today to V6 will come at the Q&A tomorrow (and be posted after that session)
Just a reminder and a link to the KiCon thread… It’s going to begin soon.