Repeat last wire connection

Bug #1768272 reported by Hildo Guillardi Júnior on 2018-05-01
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Bug Description

When we are connecting (usually digital signals) wires is common to repeat the same path/shape for wire between 2 elements.
This need to be improved on Eeschema.
One way is to replicate the wire path be double click: see 1min10s on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwEXhACFH0c.
Other way is create something like this feature (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6b9HtfUlSc) that allow multiple wire "pathing" but on Eeschema.

description: updated
tags: added: feature.request
removed: fea
Wayne Stambaugh (stambaughw) wrote :

We already have a repeat last wire hot key (insert) for precisely this which is faster than moving the mouse and double clicking. The horizontal and vertical repeat spacing are configurable. I don't know that the double click feature buys us much but I'm not opposed to it as long as it doesn't change the behavior of anything else.

Changed in kicad:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Wishlist

I didn't know about the insert. But testing it now, it just repeat the last segment of the wire.
I wanted a feature the repeat all the last wire from the beginning to the end, starting the new wire on the mouse is.

Jeff Young (jeyjey) on 2018-05-22
summary: - Fast wire connection
+ Repeat last wire connection
tags: added: eeschema

Just adding to my last comment: because the <insert> use a constant space and something the part pins are not constant or doens't match with one grid space (use two, for example).

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