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Bill Marshall
Engineer, PhD, lecturer, freelance technical writer, blogger & tweeter interested in robots, AI, planetary explorers and all things electronic. STEM ambassador. Designed, built and programmed my first microcomputer in 1976. Still learning, still building, still coding today.


June 3, 2013 12:43

I don't know if you are aware, but the 'nudge' function is already there, you can use the cursors to move one grid snap step at a time.

The only problem with this is that it only starts working once you have moved the item already with the mouse. It would be better if it worked as soon as you left-clicked on an item.

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May 30, 2013 04:16

... And while I'm at it, all of the enhancements mentioned in my previous post applied to the PCB and schematic editors as well.


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May 29, 2013 23:20

1) Rulers and guides in the PCB symbol editor. Think Adobe InDesign.

2) A configurable "nudge" command using, for instance, the arrow keys and allowing a component / object / line segment to be moved by a user-configurable distance per key press.

3) A "grab and move" functionality (again a la Adobe), e.g. pressing the space bar changes the cursor to a "grabbing hand" that allows the drawing to be moved around on the screen by moving the mouse (or pen if you're using a graphics tablet).

4) A keyboard shortcut that switches the mouse wheel between zoom and pan mode. This has already been suggested elsewhere in this forum - I'm just agreeing :-)


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