[gta02-core] Footprint editor

Álvaro Lopes alvieboy at alvie.com
Tue Aug 11 11:35:39 CEST 2009

Werner Almesberger wrote:
> In the next phase of the gta02-core project, we'll need component
> footprint drawings. (Kicad calls them "modules".)
> Unfortunately, KiCad's module editor lacks automation and its output
> is difficult to review. Since reviews are crucial for our project,
> I've written a footprint editor that captures more of the design
> process and lets one annotate the footprint with measurements taken
> directly from the data used in the construction.

Great work, thanks Werner!

> Fped isn't quite finished yet. It still has several rough edges and
> doesn't support round pads or pads with a custom solder paste layout
> (e.g., for the central pad in QFN components) yet. I'll add these
> things in the next few days. It also crashes sometimes, so save
> often ;-)

I'm still trying to figure a nice way to "fix" status. I think a custom container would be the best approach. I'll give you news about that soon.


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