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Improve the SHOW command part highlighting in the board editor [message #170313] Mon, 24 April 2017 12:35 Go to previous message
Miklos Marton
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Registered: December 2016
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When populating boards by hand I usually use the SHOW command with the @ argument.

It works well with a single component:
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But there is an use case when I would like to highlight multiple parts (with the same value):
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In this case the EAGLE draws one big rectangle, but showing separate rectangles would make more sense like on this gimposhopped image.

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To not "break backward compatibility" I would recommend to implement this separate rectangle behavior only when each part name is suffixed with a @
Like SHOW R1 R2 R14 @ should show a single rectangle, while SHOW R1 @ R2 @ R14 @ should show them separately.

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