eeschema wishlist: highlight pin as well as net

Bug #1763873 reported by Reece Pollack on 2018-04-14
This bug affects 6 people
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Jeff Young

Bug Description

The ability to highlight a net is a welcome addition to eeschema in V5. However, it would be even better if it highlighted connected pins as well as connected nets. This would make it much easier to see if a net actually connects to device pins.

Yes, you can look for the tiny square boxes to see if the pin is connected to a net. That /should/ help, but it's easy to overlook. Currently the best way to check is to drag the component away from its intended position and see whether the nets stay attached, but doing that with every device on a given net is more time consuming than highlighting the net and looking for highlighted pins.

This suggestion originated in the discussion of the related Bug #594073. Seth Hillbrand (@sethh) suggested it be submitted as a separate bug for inclusion in the V6 wishlist.

tags: added: eeschema
Changed in kicad:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Victor W (vicw) wrote :


Presently, when selecting a component or net, only that specific component or pin is then selected in PCBnew.

It would be great if, when using the highlight net tool, we could select a group of nets, and have them all highlighted in PCBnew. This would make it substantially easier to go back and forth between layout and schematic capture, as well as ensure that similar components are grouped together.

Jeff Young (jeyjey) wrote :

Multiple selection for eeschema should be in 6.0. I suspect we'll get the cross-probing of multiply-selected nets for free, but I'll leave this open to double-check.

Jeff Young (jeyjey) on 2019-03-08
Changed in kicad:
status: New → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Jeff Young (jeyjey)
KiCad Janitor (kicad-janitor) wrote :

Fixed in revision 52246121b9791f4571e450fda1f0289c195e3e6e

Changed in kicad:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in kicad:
milestone: none → 6.0.0-rc1
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