@MitjaN yes,the replicate script does work with hierarchical schematics. The trick is whether to look for replication on the lower levels of hierarchy or the upper ones. I wish pcbnew supported properties. After I did my placement by sch script, I think I might be able to fake the properties thing by just parsing the schematics. Among other things, that would be a good place to store the desired spacings from one copy to the next. It would further make things clearer because it would also say which level is replicated. Send me a link to a testcase and I can take a look if it's still relevant.
@hermit It appears I can't edit my earlier posts. I don't see the pencil icon on posts older than 40 days.
New post on zones with holes from svg
In other news, I have a new blog post. It's about a script (and the hows behind it) that takes an svg file (only inkscape tested) and converts it to zones like this:
Here's the post:
Here's a related post on another blog of mine talking about the challenges of parsing svgs:
Here's a video mostly talking about the steps needed in inkscape:
Sorry it sometimes takes a while for me to reply to this thread. The announcements tend to get lost with other stuff in my gmail.
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