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Re: gEDA-user: Rant about "Make Inv Text Vis"

On Sat, 2011-01-15 at 07:06 -0500, Bob Paddock wrote:
> I don't know if it applies to the feature you are discussing or not,
> but I have a use case where I need to turn off global visibility of
> values for items.
> In any normal schematic, destined for a PCB layout, there is normally
> a designator and a value, like R1 : 1k.
> A Government agency that I have the misfortune of submitting
> schematics to for approval of my devices rejects any schematics that
> shows the value.
> They say it makes to much work for them to compare the schematic and
> BOM to make sure the values match.

There was no proposal to remove the ability to hide attributes, just the
magic "break my schematic" button which makes every hidden attribute
visible in a way which is not trivial to undo.

Peter Clifton

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Engineering Department,
University of Cambridge,
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