Footprint Editor - selected layer not at front

Bug #1811821 reported by Piotr Gałka on 2019-01-15
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
KiCad
Low
Seth Hillbrand

Bug Description

In few days old version in Footprint Editor even if I select F.SilkS as active layer I always see F.CrtYd in front of it.

Application: kicad
Version: (6.0.0-rc1-dev-1521-g81a0ab4d7), release build
Libraries:
    wxWidgets 3.0.4
    libcurl/7.61.1 OpenSSL/1.1.1 (WinSSL) zlib/1.2.11 brotli/1.0.6 libidn2/2.0.5 libpsl/0.20.2 (+libidn2/2.0.5) nghttp2/1.34.0
Platform: Windows 7 (build 7601, Service Pack 1), 64-bit edition, 64 bit, Little endian, wxMSW
Build Info:
    wxWidgets: 3.0.4 (wchar_t,wx containers,compatible with 2.8)
    Boost: 1.68.0
    OpenCASCADE Community Edition: 6.9.1
    Curl: 7.61.1
    Compiler: GCC 8.2.0 with C++ ABI 1013

Build settings:
    USE_WX_GRAPHICS_CONTEXT=OFF
    USE_WX_OVERLAY=OFF
    KICAD_SCRIPTING=ON
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_MODULES=ON
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_PYTHON3=OFF
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON=ON
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON_PHOENIX=OFF
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_ACTION_MENU=ON
    BUILD_GITHUB_PLUGIN=ON
    KICAD_USE_OCE=ON
    KICAD_USE_OCC=OFF
    KICAD_SPICE=ON

Seth Hillbrand (sethh) wrote :

I am unable to confirm this on Linux. Can you post a screencapture or image showing the effect and including the layers manager window

Changed in kicad:
status: New → Incomplete
Wayne Stambaugh (stambaughw) wrote :

I'm not seeing this issue as you can see in the screen capture. Both courtyard layers are behind the currently selected front silkscreen layer.

Application: kicad
Version: (6.0.0-rc1-dev-1538-g72c885797-dirty), release build
Libraries:
    wxWidgets 3.0.4
    libcurl/7.63.0 OpenSSL/1.1.1a (WinSSL) zlib/1.2.11 brotli/1.0.7 libidn2/2.1.0 libpsl/0.20.2 (+libidn2/2.1.0) nghttp2/1.35.1
Platform: Windows 8 (build 9200), 64-bit edition, 64 bit, Little endian, wxMSW
Build Info:
    wxWidgets: 3.0.4 (wchar_t,wx containers,compatible with 2.8)
    Boost: 1.69.0
    OpenCASCADE Community Edition: 6.9.1
    Curl: 7.63.0
    Compiler: GCC 7.4.0 with C++ ABI 1011

Build settings:
    USE_WX_GRAPHICS_CONTEXT=OFF
    USE_WX_OVERLAY=OFF
    KICAD_SCRIPTING=ON
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_MODULES=ON
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_PYTHON3=OFF
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON=ON
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON_PHOENIX=OFF
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_ACTION_MENU=ON
    BUILD_GITHUB_PLUGIN=ON
    KICAD_USE_OCE=ON
    KICAD_USE_OCC=OFF
    KICAD_SPICE=ON

In fact, I am seeing F.Fab always on top on F.Silks, even if F.Silks and not F.CrtYd

Piotr Gałka (piotrgalka) wrote :

In my footprints I drow the same lines at SilkS and at CrtYd. And I see the same colour line no matter if I have selected CtrYd or Silk.
To standard 0603 resistor I'he added a cross. Even if F.SilkS is selected the F.CrtYd is on top. But now, as I have cross and not one line on another I see that F.CrtYd is a little transparent. I was not sure if not an optic mirage so I have checked.
CrtYd line is RGB: 194/194/194
In cross section RGB: 194/198/198

Seth Hillbrand (sethh) wrote :

OK, I can see this now. It only occurs in fallback canvas. I see F.Crtyd and F.Fab in front of F.Silk

Changed in kicad:
milestone: none → 5.1.0
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Piotr Gałka (piotrgalka) wrote :

I was not aware I am working in F9 (I was sure that in F11, but didn't checked it). I didn't noticed when I have switched to F9 (certainly it was no my intention anytime). And it was at two PCs I have installed r12136. To check now if it is not default I deleted the AppData/Roaming/kicad and run KiCad and it asks if I wont a graphic acceleration and I accept it and after it I work with F11 active.
At one PC I am working so may be by inattention I pressed F9, but at second I only run it to see the KiCad libraries and to see the menus in English. Nothing more - no chance to press F9.

I don't care how KiCad works in F9. I care why I was in F9 at two PCs being not aware of it.

May be this language....

I have opened KiCad once more, changed language and.... I am in F9. I didn't checked what was the state before changing language so at that moment not sure if second running of KiCad or changing Language.

So once more step by step:
1. delete Roaming/kicad dir,
2. run KiCad
3. open pic_programmer.pro (copy in my working dir) as without it nothing works
4. run Footprint Editor
5. Look into settings - I am in F9 - Surprice !!!
I realised 1..5 once more with the same effect.

After makeing many other step by steps I decided that the idea that changing language is the source is the wrong track.

So a different step by step:
1.
2.
3.
4. Run PcbNew and accept graphic acceleration - I am in F11
5. Close PcbNew
6. Run Footprint Editor - I am in F11
7. Close Footprint Editor
8. Run PcbNew - I am in F9 !!!!

One more - this time only PcbNew - in third opening get into F9:
1.
2.
3.
4. Run PcbNew and accept graphic acceleration - I am in F11
5. Close PcbNew
6. Run PcbNew - I am in F11
7. Close PcbNew
8. Run PcbNew - I am in F9 !!!!

So it is not the Footprint Editor. If it would be at second opening it would look more probable but at third opening - what is the difference betwean second and third.

I will check with todays nightly and if still it works that way I'll copy this my post as new bug report.

Changed in kicad:
importance: Undecided → Low
KiCad Janitor (kicad-janitor) wrote :

Fixed in revision 08c944a46792e7365c823c3e8a8f08b98d7cf628
https://git.launchpad.net/kicad/patch/?id=08c944a46792e7365c823c3e8a8f08b98d7cf628

Changed in kicad:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
assignee: nobody → Seth Hillbrand (sethh)
Changed in kicad:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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