Consistent Eeschema / Pcbnew highlighting

Bug #1779652 reported by Laurent Haas on 2018-07-02
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
KiCad
Wishlist
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Bug Description

Currently, to highlight a net on the PCB from the schematic, the "Highlight Net" tools must be selected on both applications. Unfortunately, it only works for nets. If you want to highlight a footprint on the PCB from the schematic symbol, both "Highlight Net" tools must be disabled. Going back and forth for (almost) the same feature is not practical.

Maybe it would be useful to allow "symbol to footprint highlighting" when the "Highlight Net" tools are both selected as well.

Application: kicad
Version: (5.0.0-rc3-dev), release build
Libraries:
    wxWidgets 3.0.3
    libcurl/7.54.1 OpenSSL/1.0.2l zlib/1.2.11 libssh2/1.8.0 nghttp2/1.23.1 librtmp/2.3
Platform: Windows 7 (build 7601, Service Pack 1), 32 bit, Little endian, wxMSW
Build Info:
    wxWidgets: 3.0.3 (wchar_t,wx containers,compatible with 2.8)
    Boost: 1.60.0
    OpenCASCADE Community Edition: 6.8.0
    Curl: 7.54.1
    Compiler: GCC 7.1.0 with C++ ABI 1011

Build settings:
    USE_WX_GRAPHICS_CONTEXT=OFF
    USE_WX_OVERLAY=OFF
    KICAD_SCRIPTING=ON
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_MODULES=ON
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON=ON
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_ACTION_MENU=ON
    BUILD_GITHUB_PLUGIN=ON
    KICAD_USE_OCE=ON
    KICAD_USE_OCC=OFF
    KICAD_SPICE=ON

Seth Hillbrand (sethh) on 2018-07-02
Changed in kicad:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
milestone: none → 5.1.0
status: New → Confirmed
Wayne Stambaugh (stambaughw) wrote :

Version 5.1 is in feature freeze. Moving to 6.0.0 milestone.

Changed in kicad:
milestone: 5.1.0 → 6.0.0-rc1
tags: added: eeschema pcbnew ui
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