Creating Symbol is still unecessarily repetitive

Bug #1528817 reported by dan walmsley on 2015-12-23
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Jeff Young

Bug Description

Right now I am trying to create a 144 pin processor schematic symbol.

Every time I place a pin I have to type the name (not a problem) and the Pin number.... 99% of the time people using this feature pin number = lastPinNumber + 1,

I have to type pin number every time... I hope its still 2015 when I finish typing in all 144 pin numbers! :D

Good work otherwise.

Repeat pin exists since a very long time (hotkey "Insert" ot "Ins")

Chris Pavlina (pavlina-chris) wrote :

I also wouldn't mind if the pin number was autofilled with 1+(last pin)..

tags: added: libedit
Changed in kicad:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
dan walmsley (g-dan-i) wrote :

Repeat pin does not help in this case, it just puts a new pin with new number, id still have to manually bring up the menu each time to edit, the reposition.

The most efficient way this could be handled is:

When user has Pin selected from menu,
use clicks, to position.
Menu appears with number prefilled, and the name text highlighted so just typing will overwrite current text.
Press ok with keyboard.

The pin tool remains selected so they can press a second time,

process repeats.

Nicholas Savenlid (nicholas-z) wrote :

it would help if you could keep properties window open and click different object without closing and opening it between every single object

Jeff Young (jeyjey) wrote :

I think the editable pin table will meet this requirement.

Changed in kicad:
assignee: nobody → Jeff Young (jeyjey)
status: New → In Progress
Jeff Young (jeyjey) on 2018-06-23
Changed in kicad:
milestone: none → 5.1.0
Jeff Young (jeyjey) on 2018-07-17
Changed in kicad:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in kicad:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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