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Offline vsimkus

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Should this be a DRC error?
« on: August 05, 2017, 01:02:27 PM »
Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen

Long time lurker, first time poster.

Just finished populating a brand new PCB and found a little error in my design.  Please see attached picture.  Spoiler alert: the ground point is not attached on the left hand side.

Should I be expecting this to be a condition flagged by the DRC/ERC and report this as a bug to the KiCad team?

Thanks
Vic

 

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Re: Should this be a DRC error?
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2017, 11:26:29 PM »
Technically, I think it would not be regarded as a bug because KiCad is behaving "as designed". It might be accepted as an enhancement request (aka wishlist).

Testing wires for unconnected ends seems like a reasonable thing to do. A power symbol is equivalent to a net label with some fancy graphics. In KiCad, an unconnected label is not regarded as an error either. I think it should be, I can't really think of any reason why not.

Well, having said that I just checked the bug tracker, seems someone already raised it https://bugs.launchpad.net/kicad/+bug/1639400. Seems that no developer is bothered about it.
Bob
 
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Re: Should this be a DRC error?
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2017, 05:11:05 AM »
Thanks for the insight.  I guess I'm gonna have to pay better attention in the future  :)
 


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