Some bugs and suggestions
First of all, I'd like to thank you for creating this awesome application. It took me no more than a couple of hours before I "completed" my first fritzing designed PCB! That is amazing :)
I noticed a few bugs during the design, and I've got some suggestions. First of all, the bugs:
- Say I'm design a PCB with two layers, and suddenly the application crashes. When loading the last save, or opening the backup, then it doesn't look like fritzing remembers that I was using two layers. It goes back to showing only one of the layers. This also hides the routes in the other layer. Also, when entering the options for the pcb, the PCB still has the option "two layers" selected. I then have to select "one layer", then "two layers" again. After this procedure, both layers appear.
- Fritzing does not seem to remember the grid settings. I have to enter the grid size and "snap to grid" every time I open the application. This happens for breadboard, circuit and PCB-view.
- Being able to show the grid as an overlay on top of everything would have been a very nice option.
- Being able to lock the pcb to a fixed position would also have been nice. I accidently move it all the time.
I think that is it. I'm not sitting in front of the computer that got Fritzing on it, so sorry for any spelling errors regarding the functions of this application.
I would swear that I answered this post yesterday. Anyway, I've added both the bugs and the suggestions to the issue tracker.
Just tried to replicate the "forgetting grid settings" problem, but at least on the PC, Fritzing remembered them. Which platform are you on?
I'm using Windows 7.
I tried replicating it now myself, but it doesn't seem like the problem appears anymore.
There is also one other different thing going on now. Earlier, when I executed Fritzing.exe, a new breadboard always showed up. I also had to open my last breadboard via "Open..." because "Open Recent Files" was empty.
Now it's for some reason different. The "Open Recent Files" is not empty, and my last save opens when I start fritzing.exe. Also, when I started fritzing.exe now for the first time after a restart, the grid settings was empty, even though I exited the program with correct grid settings. But I triedexiting fritzing and re-entering, and it seems like it remembers my settings. So I don't really know what's going on.
Also, I still have the layer-problem. After the restart, I had to select the PCB and choose one layer, then two layers again for both layers to show up. This also changes the size of the PCB, so I have to set the size again.
i have had your layer problem a couple of times.
you can stop the madness by editting the xml. back up the file whateveryoucallyoursketch.fz then open it in your favorite text edittor. locate a line with the following
this is an extra single layer pcb that has somehow insinuated itself into your sketch. you want to delete everything from this line to its matching </instance> tag. probably about seven lines.
Thanks Mtbf0; I had forgotten about that bug. It will be fixed in the next release.
Thanks for the fix!
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