Add tapering option to pcbnew line segment

Bug #1741317 reported by Seth Hillbrand on 2018-01-04
This bug affects 5 people
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Seth Hillbrand

Bug Description

It would be nice to have the option of setting a start and end line width for individual segments in pcbnew. This would be a smooth taper from a wide, low-impedance trace to a narrower trace. Note, the taper should have an option for linear or curved.

Seth Hillbrand (sethh) wrote :

This is wishlist. Just noting it here so I don't forget later.

Seth Hillbrand (sethh) on 2018-01-04
description: updated
Jon Evans (craftyjon) on 2018-01-04
Changed in kicad:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Nick Østergaard (nickoe) wrote :

Remember the microwave toolbox tools.

Seth Hillbrand (sethh) wrote :

@nickoe, you are right, one can backend a shape description file into a parametric necking but that's not really the idea here. I am envisioning having two traces of different widths be connected by a taper item. This is a logical extension of teardrops (see attached image), so I'm just noting here for my v6 list.

Seth Hillbrand (sethh) on 2018-06-08
Changed in kicad:
milestone: none → 6.0.0-rc1
assignee: nobody → Seth Hillbrand (sethh)
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