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Undo does not restore top layer when deleting the PCB of a double board design.

Bernie 7 years, 6 months ago

Open the example LiquidCrystalDisplay.fz (any two-layer design would work)

Switch to PCB view.

Select the PCB.

Press Delete key. (PCB is now deleted.)

Press Ctrl-Z or use Undo menu item.

Result: PCB is restored, but it is now single layer and all top copper wires are lost. The Inspector still reports PCB to be double layer but this is not true.

[Note that this can happen by mistake. The only way to select vias is to draw a selection box from outside. This always selects the PCB. If one forgets to deselect the PCB, then there is risk to delete it PCB by mistake while deleting a via. It would be nice to be able to lock the PCB so that it cannot be deleted by mistake. Assuming there are good reasons to delete one's PCB, I think this is at most a very occasional task in a project life, so an additional safety could be added.]

Fritzing 0.6.5 (b5717 2012-01-02) [Qt 4.7.4]

Jonathan Cohen 7 years, 6 months ago

Confirming the bug--sorry about that.  There is a way to lock a part (under the Part menu), but unfortunately it only blocks move and rotate, not deletion.   Adding both of these to the issue tracker.

- j

 

Jonathan Cohen 7 years, 6 months ago

Hi Bernie,

Both issues will be fixed in the next release: a locked part will block deletion, and undoing a deleted 2-sided pcb will restore the two sides.

- j