Select Copper Connection has quirk/bug

Bug #1789807 reported by PCB Wiz on 2018-08-30
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
KiCad
Medium
Seth Hillbrand

Bug Description

Testing Select Copper Connection, reveals an operational blind spot/quirk.

It works fine across Vias, and selects many traces and pads.
It also works fine across pads, _provided_ the layer does not change at that pad.
In all the above cases, it works just like a Multimeter would show copper connection.

*but* if a layer change occurs at the PAD, Select Copper Connection fails to carry over.

I think PADS should behave just like vias, and just like a meter would.

ie A layer change at a plated pad, is surely a Copper Connection ?

Maciej Suminski (orsonmmz) wrote :

Confirmed with:

Application: pcbnew
Version: (5.0.1-dev-38-g0d389556f), debug build
Libraries:
    wxWidgets 3.0.4
    libcurl/7.60.0 OpenSSL/1.1.0h zlib/1.2.11 libidn2/2.0.5 libpsl/0.20.2 (+libidn2/2.0.4) nghttp2/1.31.1
Platform: Linux 4.14.48-1-lts x86_64, 64 bit, Little endian, wxGTK
Build Info:
    wxWidgets: 3.0.4 (wchar_t,wx containers,compatible with 2.8) GTK+ 2.24
    Boost: 1.66.0
    OpenCASCADE Community Edition: 6.9.1
    Curl: 7.60.0
    Compiler: Clang 6.0.1 with C++ ABI 1002

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

Changed in kicad:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
milestone: none → 5.1.0
KiCad Janitor (kicad-janitor) wrote :

Fixed in revision 9eec296b0a0d9e9ff6a152aa1ef91d7ae92920dc
https://git.launchpad.net/kicad/patch/?id=9eec296b0a0d9e9ff6a152aa1ef91d7ae92920dc

Changed in kicad:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
assignee: nobody → Seth Hillbrand (sethh)
PCB Wiz (1-pcb-wiz) wrote :

Wow, that was quick ! - Thanks to everyone who checked/fixed this .

Changed in kicad:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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