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Re: gEDA-user: Visual cue of zero length pin endpoint

On Mon, 2011-01-24 at 17:16 +0100, Kai-Martin Knaak wrote:

> My proposal:
> Make all endpoints point-like. There is no point in having a direction 
> of an endpoint. (pun intended) Put a blob with configurable size and 
> color at the end of every pin. Make it stand out by default. This is a
> cue whose purpose is to be a visible reminder that there is an open end 
> dangling in the circuit.
> This eye-catching marker should not print (in postscript).

The net-end red dot is effectively a DRC overlay warning you have left
something unconnected. I would be inclined to make sure it does print,
otherwise PDF schematics sent to collaborators for review would loose
that important information overlay.

> While at it: The marker should _not_ scale with zoom. Make this behaviour 
> default, but optional. So the old behavior can be restored. 

NAK (I think) - so printing works, and zooming out doesn't result in a
forest of red.

Peter Clifton

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Engineering Department,
University of Cambridge,
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