On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 6:58 PM, Jim Brain <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > EAGLE supports auto back annotations (if you change the name or technology > of a component in the PCB view, it updates in the schematic view. If you > move a wire in the schematic view, it auto-updates in the PCB view. I use > this feature extensively to route CPLDs, having both views on dual monitors > at once and watching how the CPLD pin placement affects possible routing > options. ok, as I said on another message, that isn't supported. > If we were in the same vicinity, I would be happy to challenge you to a > "CAD-off" :-) We can probably lay out the major footprints and placement in > the same timeframe, but I know all the shortcuts in the tool to make > tweaking of the design a breeze. I both have less understanding of the > KiCAD tool and also know that some of the shortcuts I use all the time are > not in KiCAD at present. you like to win easy then :) I'm not a professional user, I did quite a few boards, even with > 100 footprints, but I take my time, so finishing a board in one or two months isn't a big issue. I didn't even bother to learn keyboard shortcuts :) I tweak a PCB for hours and usually the first three or four batches are different as I keep on tweaking a working PCB to make it smaller/better or whatever I like. > > However, regardless of tool, I agree with your assessment that using > pre-built libs is a crap shoot. On the other hand, who wants to spend all > evening making footprints? In this age of $20.00 for 5 prototype boards, > it's often worth the risk to do a spot check and roll the dice. yeah, I've lost some batches, but I hate to throw them away, in this part of the world, PCB come from another continent and take 30 days to arrive even when I'm lucky. Unless I want to spend a small fortune on shipping. So, as I said, I take my time because a bad batch means a month worth of tweaking. Frank Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2017-02-14 19:01:54
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