Graphical arc should support start/end in degrees + radius

Bug #848205 reported by madworm on 2011-09-12
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This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
KiCad
Wishlist
Tomasz Wlostowski

Bug Description

I'm trying to add routing arcs for a panelized design.

I can change the center in Cartesian coordinates, which is good. But I'm required to enter the start/end points of the arc in Cartesian coordinates as well. That is very cumbersome and needs a calculator.

It would be a great simplification for the user if one could enter these values directly:

* center point (DONE)
* radius
* start in degrees
* end in degrees

I think that is a must.

madworm (madworm-de-inkscape) wrote :

I forgot:

being able to change the arc-width in the same dialog would be very nice as well.

Martin Errenst (imp-d) wrote :

Still not possible today (r4720), setting it onto the wishlist.

Changed in kicad:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
tags: added: cern
Jeff Young (jeyjey) wrote :

I finally figured out that I could do a proxy for setting the radius by starting the arc on the x-axis (so centre-x + radius == start-x), and then using Move Exactly to rotate the arc so the start point is where it needs to be.

Hardly ideal, but a work-around until we have something better....

Jeff Young (jeyjey) on 2018-01-20
Changed in kicad:
status: New → Confirmed
Jeff Young (jeyjey) on 2018-02-06
Changed in kicad:
assignee: nobody → Jeff Young (jeyjey)
Tomasz Wlostowski (twlostow) wrote :

Hey Jeff,

I've fixed that in my private branch: https://github.com/twlostow/kicad-dev/tree/tom-improved-outline-edit-rebase.

It's currently in quite messy state (although the arc/line properties dialogs are pretty much done).

Tom

Jeff Young (jeyjey) wrote :

Cool. I've re-assigned it to you.

Changed in kicad:
assignee: Jeff Young (jeyjey) → Tomasz Wlostowski (twlostow)
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Jeff Young (jeyjey) wrote :

We also need to add another point to the arc so that neither end-point edits the radius, but a third point in the middle of the arc outline does.

Changed in kicad:
milestone: none → 6.0.0-rc1
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