Post-v6 new features and development news

Optional drop-shadows for net highlighting.

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Assertion constraints in custom rules.

    # Disallow solder mask margin overrides
    (rule "disallow solder mask margin overrides"
        (constraint assertion "A.Soldermask_Margin_Override == 0mm")
        (condition "A.Type == 'Pad'"))
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User fields for all label types.

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Keep netnames on long tracks in the viewport when possible.

You’re going to have to play with this one yourself; I don’t do video. :wink:

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User viewports (scroll position and zoom) for PCBNew.

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Reset to Defaults for all preference panels.

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Visibility controls for ERC markers.

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User control over high-contrast dimming.

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Button bar for text properties in PCBNew.

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Edit Text & Graphics Properties for footprints.

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Exclusions for unconnected items. (Also markers & exclusions for Schematic Parity checks.)

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Dimensions for footprints.

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Private layers for footprints.

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Courtyard exemptions.

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Arbitrary fill colours for Eeschema (thanks to Jonathan Haas).

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This thread has been migrated to a new “KiCad Official SW Thread” category. Only members of the KiCad developers group (and admins) will be able to post in these discussions. If people have questions about something posted in these threads, they should start a new topic and reference the post.

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Many thanks to contributor Ola Rinta-Koski for the heavy lifting on this one.

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A perhaps more compelling example:

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Thanks to @dsa-t it’s now possible to cross-probe select multiple items from the schematic to the PCB (i.e. you can drag-select a block of components in your schematic, and now they will be selected on the PCB for easier placement.

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