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Larry Bradley
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Feature Request - change fonts and colors
Feb 13th, 2022 at 11:51pm
 
It would be nice if we could change both the FONT SIZE and the COLOR of component labels (e.g. R12) to make them stand out better while designing and also when printing a layout
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Re: Feature Request - change fonts and colors
Reply #1 - Feb 14th, 2022 at 12:37am
 
Hello Larry

VeeCAD is full of design decisions made 19 years ago, and component text was "bolted on" later. By using a fixed pitch font and size, the code can calculate where to draw text, and what to redraw underneath the text.

These days a fancy graphics library would handle this, but in 2003 the program had to work on 100MHz Pentiums. We need a clever programmer to come along and create a brand new VeeCAD without the limitations.

So, for now, the text is the best I can do.
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Reply #2 - Feb 17th, 2022 at 10:28pm
 
Thanks Roger. I'll keep posting WIBNIs (Wouldn't It Be Nice If ... a term coined back in  my mainframe days!) and if they can be done, great. If not, it was just a WIBNI, after all.
Thanks for you great work. I'm giving it a workout. I'm building a 4x6 board that is loaded, so I'm using a lot of things.
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