Wishlist: option to control junction size in Eeschema

Bug #1545422 reported by Artsiom Shchatsko on 2016-02-14
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Jeff Young

Bug Description

It would be great to have an option to control junction size in Eeschema

xzcvczx (xzcvczx) on 2016-05-30
Changed in kicad:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Novak Tamas (novak-7) on 2016-06-04
Changed in kicad:
status: New → Triaged
Ron Burkey (rburkey) wrote :

One thing that happens is that if you adjust the preference for default line thickness to be larger than the junction size, then the wires will be larger than the junctions, and hence the junctions will be invisible.

Even if there weren't a separate setting for it, at the very least I think that the nodes should auto-adjust to be no less than (say) twice the size of the wires.

This bug affects me in two separate ways. I am converting some legacy schematics into KiCad which have very large sheet sizes, and hence need thicker wires as well, and thus junctions that are larger than the wires. But beyond that, the junctions created by KiCad simply are much smaller in appearance than the junctions on the old, legacy drawings.

However, I can imagine other reasons why you'd want really bit drawings with really fat wires too. If, say, you were making a schematic of a simple circuit that you wanted to hang on the wall, so as to be able to see it from a lab bench at all times, you'd need it to be much bigger and bolder than a typical schematic.

Ron Burkey (rburkey) wrote :

Plus, no-connects have the same problem(s).

Jeff Young (jeyjey) on 2018-09-09
Changed in kicad:
assignee: nobody → Jeff Young (jeyjey)
milestone: none → 5.1.0
status: Triaged → In Progress
Jeff Young (jeyjey) wrote :

Default junction size is now in Preferences; effective junction size is the default clamped to at least 1.5 X the wire size.

Default no-connect size remains system-defined (48 mils); effective size is now clamped to at least 3 X wire size.

KiCad Janitor (kicad-janitor) wrote :

Fixed in revision 96724af2c44bd64cea29567d17957cf09df49ca4

Changed in kicad:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in kicad:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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