Create array - wrong number incrementing

Bug #1819106 reported by Grzegorz Obuch on 2019-03-08
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
KiCad
Low
John Beard

Bug Description

In pcbnew:

Select some footprints, for example C1 and C2.
Creating array of 2x1 result is 4 element: C1, C2, C2, C3.

It's possible to ad an option (checkbox?) to disable part numbering in create array menu or at least automatically disable numbering when more than one footprint is selected?
In older version this behavior has been useful for me to create a panelized pcb.

Application: kicad
Version: (5.1.0-rc2-47-g6eb84e42f), 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 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: 1.68.0
    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

Changed in kicad:
importance: Undecided → Low
assignee: nobody → John Beard (john-j-beard)
tags: added: array pcbnew
John Beard (john-j-beard) wrote :

I'm going to disable module refdes incrementation for 5.1, as adding an option for disabling it is a string change, and it's too late for that. This is the 5.0 behaviour, so it's not a major departure from the last stable release.
It's also more useful for panelisation than the alternative.

Future work: add ability to number with the right offsets (this work is basically done, but needs UI and strings).

Changed in kicad:
milestone: none → 5.1.0
KiCad Janitor (kicad-janitor) wrote :

Fixed in revision 26d04269acb36fa1e4174f2b4ebcae458b1052dc
https://git.launchpad.net/kicad/patch/?id=26d04269acb36fa1e4174f2b4ebcae458b1052dc

Changed in kicad:
status: New → Fix Committed
John Beard (john-j-beard) wrote :

Wishlist for pcbnew module array renumbering spun out to new issue: https://bugs.launchpad.net/kicad/+bug/1819142

Grzegorz Obuch (grzegorzobuch) wrote :

Thanks a lot.

Changed in kicad:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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