Feature Request: Fillet Tool

Bug #1569656 reported by dn3s on 2016-04-13
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Bug Description

I think this would be a very useful tool. The idea is, when the tool is activated, the user is prompted for a radius. Then they click on two intersecting lines (or maybe just once on the intersection itself), and an arc of the specified radius, tangent to the two specified lines is drawn, and the lines are trimmed back to their respective points on the arc.

A good example of this exists in LibreCad if anyone's familiar with it. However this would have been easy to implement with LibreCad because they already have a toolbar with dedicated space to put text inputs for tool-specific values, which PCB lacks(?)

My current method for filleting 45 degree corners takes about 20 seconds per fillet and involves a text editor and drawing extra lines and stuff, which adds up when I like having all my corners rounded.

Implementation could be in 2 phases; in phase 1 the user can fillet the intersection of 2 lines, and in phase 2 support could be added to fillet intersections betweens lines and arcs, and arcs and arcs

Changed in pcb:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
milestone: none → next-feature-release
tags: added: plugin

Yes it would make sense. One option would be to insert a fillet instead of drawing lines directly then it could be edited later.

Changed in pcb:
milestone: pcb-4.1.0 → pcb-4.1.1
Changed in pcb:
milestone: pcb-4.1.1 → pcb-4.2.1
Changed in pcb:
milestone: pcb-4.2.1 → future-feature-release
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