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Cut net in schematic editor [message #168880] Tue, 24 January 2017 04:32 Go to next message
Glenn Jones
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Registered: January 2005
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Hi when using the cutting tool in the schematic editor, it would be nice
if the cuts could snap to the nearest grid point and each cut segment
not be shorter then 1 grid unit.

I think it would even be acceptable to just remove one net segment
between two adjacent grid points when the knife passes between them.

Since everything in this editor works off a common .1 grid it's a pain
to have line segments shorter. Lots of fix-up work required.

Glenn
Re: Cut net in schematic editor [message #168920 is a reply to message #168880] Tue, 24 January 2017 20:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jorge Garcia
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Registered: April 2010
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On 1/23/2017 11:32 PM, Glenn Jones wrote:
> Hi when using the cutting tool in the schematic editor, it would be nice
> if the cuts could snap to the nearest grid point and each cut segment
> not be shorter then 1 grid unit.
>
> I think it would even be acceptable to just remove one net segment
> between two adjacent grid points when the knife passes between them.
>
> Since everything in this editor works off a common .1 grid it's a pain
> to have line segments shorter. Lots of fix-up work required.
>
> Glenn

Hi Glenn,

If you are talking about the slice tool, you can specify a width so so
just set the width to be two grid points (0.2 inches) and I think you'll
be set.

Let me know if there's anything else I can do for you.

Best Regards,
Jorge Garcia
Re: Cut net in schematic editor [message #168921 is a reply to message #168920] Tue, 24 January 2017 21:22 Go to previous message
rachaelp
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Registered: March 2015
Location: UK
Senior Member
Jorge Garcia wrote on Tue, 24 January 2017 20:46
If you are talking about the slice tool, you can specify a width so so just set the width to be two grid points (0.2 inches) and I think you'll be set.


HI Jorge,

I've just tried this and as far as I can see there are two issues:

First it doesn't appear there is anywhere to set this as a default so you can only specify it on the command line?

Second, the slice does not snap to grid so when you do this is puts a 0.2in cut around wherever it happens to be sliced which is unlikely to be exactly on grid.

Best Regards,

Rachael
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