Eeschema Symbol Chooser - footprint preview show symbol very small if there text is long

Bug #1820540 reported by Silviu Laurentiu on 2019-03-17
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone

Bug Description

      If the name of footprint is long, the footprint is shown very small in preview window.
      This situation can be fixed if the footprint will be fitted in the preview windows and the footprint name will not be taken into consideration by the preview window. The footprint name is also shown in the drop down list, so it is not really necessary.
      Also the zoom possibility of footprint could be a helpful feature.

      Application: kicad
Version: (5.1.0)-1, release build
    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:

eelik (eelik) wrote :

(I'm not a KiCad developer.)

What preview window do you mean? When I e.g. attach a footprint to a symbol there's a view in the dialog which shows the footprint. Zooming and panning work just like in the footprint editor or board editor.

I agree that the footprints should be zoomed automatically without taking the texts into consideration. It's annoying to try to find a footprint using the arrow key to move from one footprint in the list to the next one when the zoom level changes between similar footprints. Oftentimes there are only small differences between consecutive footprints which I want to compare.

Seth Hillbrand (sethh) wrote :

We should be able to adjust the bounding box to only account for the footprint and not the value field

Changed in kicad:
importance: Undecided → Low
milestone: none → 6.0.0-rc1
status: New → Triaged
tags: added: eeschema
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