Make inner layers visible in footprints

Bug #1824621 reported by eelik
This bug affects 5 people
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Bug Description

Inner layers aren't officially supported in footprints at the moment, but they seem to be recognized at least by zones, routing and gerber generating. The layer of a pad can be changed with a text editor. However, inner layer pad's aren't visible in pcbnew or the footprint editor.

So, make them visible.


Changed in kicad:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
milestone: none → 6.0.0-rc1
status: New → Triaged
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Doug McDonald (dxm480) wrote :

I am surprised this was triaged with "Wishlist" importance.

I can understand that from the perspective of "plenty of PCBs have been designed without this feature", it might be considered minor.

However, a quick web search provides a wealth of different use-cases for this feature.

More importantly, the fact that copper layers are somehow fundamentally distinct suggests there might be some kind of major underlying bug. The fact that this bug wasn't quickly resolved years ago is concerning...

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eelik (eelik) wrote :

KiCad's bug reporting has been moved completely to gitlab (I actually thought we can't comment here at all anymore).

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KiCad Janitor (kicad-janitor) wrote :

KiCad bug tracker has moved to Gitlab. This report is now available here:

Changed in kicad:
status: Triaged → Expired
Changed in kicad:
importance: Wishlist → Unknown
status: Expired → Fix Released
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