No way to add/remove corners from polygons

Bug #1782966 reported by Oleg Endo on 2018-07-22
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Seth Hillbrand

Bug Description

In the footprint editor it's impossible to create or remove corner points of polygons. The respective options are not present in the context menu, as they are in the board editor.

Oleg Endo (oleg.endo) wrote :

Application: kicad
Version: 6.0.0-rc1-unknown-6d2dfbb~65~ubuntu16.04.1, release build
    wxWidgets 3.0.2
    libcurl/7.47.0 OpenSSL/1.0.2g zlib/1.2.8 libidn/1.32 librtmp/2.3
Platform: Linux 4.4.0-130-generic x86_64, 64 bit, Little endian, wxGTK
Build Info:
    wxWidgets: 3.0.2 (wchar_t,wx containers,compatible with 2.8) GTK+ 2.24
    Boost: 1.58.0
    OpenCASCADE Community Edition: 6.8.0
    Curl: 7.47.0
    Compiler: GCC 5.4.0 with C++ ABI 1009

Build settings:

Jeff Young (jeyjey) wrote :

We don't support Add/Remove Corner for polygons at all. We do for zones, which can act much like polygons on the board, but aren't supported in footprints (wishlist already logged for that).

Changed in kicad:
status: New → Invalid
Oleg Endo (oleg.endo) wrote :

I see. But since it's possible to create multi-point polygons (not zones) in the editors, being not able to add/remove vertices afterwards seems a bit inconsistent.

Jeff Young (jeyjey) wrote :

OK, I turned the bug into a wishlist for corner editing for polygons.

summary: - Missing options to create/remove polygon corners in footprint editor
+ No way to add/remove corners from polygons
Changed in kicad:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: Invalid → Triaged
Oleg Endo (oleg.endo) wrote :


Gabriel Staples (ercaguy) wrote :

I'd like this too. I haven't seen it for fill zones either though at least as of v5.0.0-rc3.

Jeff Young (jeyjey) wrote :

@Tom, I saw mention of this in the fundraising video. If it's Orson that's working on it instead of you, please re-assign.

Changed in kicad:
status: Triaged → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Tomasz Wlostowski (twlostow)
milestone: none → 6.0.0-rc1
KiCad Janitor (kicad-janitor) wrote :

Fixed in revision 06ac172c276fa22ec6ecc9c4ea8374dc79443548

Changed in kicad:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
assignee: Tomasz Wlostowski (twlostow) → Seth Hillbrand (sethh)
Seth Hillbrand (sethh) wrote :

The fix only works for footprints. Should be extended to board editor as well.

Changed in kicad:
status: Fix Committed → In Progress
KiCad Janitor (kicad-janitor) wrote :

Fixed in revision 6c693f80a741c1674d470e8ffb4dcf0fa573824d

Changed in kicad:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
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