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Old 08-06-2016, 09:38 AM   #1
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Default Openflex Boardview: New boardview software (linux, windows and OSX)

Just a notice to people out there looking for an alternative to the existing boardview software for BRD, BRV and FZ files.

Youtube video showing it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fq97L6jjeUo

Linux users can pull the git repo and build locally ( instructions on the git page ).

Windows users can get the binary directly (Windows 7, 8, 10).

There's a LOT of features added in this fork relative to the original OBV release, thanks to the work of a couple of people.

You don't need to install it, just run the binary directly in a folder. For Windows people it'll create a obv.conf and obv.history file in the folder.

To handle annotations, the software creates a .sqlite3 file with the same boardfile filename.

Issues can be submitted at the git page.

Thankyou.

Main git page: https://github.com/inflex/OpenBoardView
Issue-thread where I post the latest builds that aren't actually releases: https://github.com/inflex/OpenBoardView/issues/36
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Old 08-12-2016, 08:26 AM   #2
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Default Re: Openflex Boardview: New boardview software (linux, windows and OSX)

Bumping up.

Been a lot of new things added since the previous post.
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Old 08-12-2016, 08:47 AM   #3
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Default Re: Openflex Boardview: New boardview software (linux, windows and OSX)

Thanks for your hard work.
I get a virus warning when i try to download
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Old 08-12-2016, 09:13 AM   #4
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Default Re: Openflex Boardview: New boardview software (linux, windows and OSX)

Thanks for that, I'll have to see what's going on there and double check.
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Old 08-12-2016, 09:21 AM   #5
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Default Re: Openflex Boardview: New boardview software (linux, windows and OSX)

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Thanks for your hard work.
I get a virus warning when i try to download
I just scanned here with ESET NOD32 and it's come up clean.

I've attached a new zip build here (off my linux build machine), see if that still gives you a warning ( I noticed the old one had two copies of each file in it, my fault there, as the Linux zip builder appended rather than built from clean).
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Old 08-12-2016, 09:39 AM   #6
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Default Re: Openflex Boardview: New boardview software (linux, windows and OSX)

Feels like a false-positive on that; I'll try rebuilding with different parameters in VS2015 to see if it changes

https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/0...is/1471016223/
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Old 08-12-2016, 07:15 PM   #7
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Default Re: Openflex Boardview: New boardview software (linux, windows and OSX)

I just rebuilt it with different optimisations in VS2015, now shows up clean, so 99.99% likely the previous one was a false positive but thankyou for notifying me, I greatly appreciate that.


https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/9...dbd1/analysis/
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Old 08-15-2016, 09:09 AM   #8
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bump.
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Old 08-15-2016, 09:20 AM   #9
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Default Re: Openflex Boardview: New boardview software (linux, windows and OSX)

Can i ask where are the notes saved ?
Ok i'm blind, saw it

Thank you, brilliant work !
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Old 08-15-2016, 09:32 AM   #10
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Can i ask where are the notes saved ?
Ok i'm blind, saw it

Thank you, brilliant work !

I'll give an explanation anyhow for others who will likely ask ( and I should put it in the README ).

Annotations are stored in a modified-named version of the board filename, using a SQLite3 DB.

If you have a file
Code:
C:\boards\my_board.brd
then OFBV will create
Code:
C:\boards\my_board_brd.sqlite3
(since we're only focusing on W7 or later the long filename extensions aren't an issue, likewise no problem on linux or OSX).

I probably should start writing up a manual on all the options available and what they do. The colour schemes are going to be something that many people are going to tinker with and I'm still trying to think of a better way of doing the masking when you've selected something.

The last 3 months it's mostly been just a case of make the features that I find I want each day at work, and then later we'll clean it up a bit more. Not the most eloquent way of writing software but it does work acceptably well on smaller projects like this.
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Old 08-17-2016, 06:59 AM   #11
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where is the osx version ???
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Old 08-17-2016, 07:11 AM   #12
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where is the osx version ???
Try this URL -
https://github.com/piernov/OpenBoard...-R3-Darwin.dmg
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Old 08-20-2016, 01:44 AM   #13
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New update built. More items configurable.


* Selectable primary flip mode (viewport or mouse pointer, the latter so you can see what's under the board at the same point). Pressing shift+space/middle-mouse will flip the alternative method.

* Same-net web, connects each other pin on the same net with a line from the current pin (will probably add a nicer branching algorithm in the future to reduce the level of fan-out). Current NC, Unknown and GND nets are not drawn with this (meaningless or too prolific).

Picture showing the same-net web draw example. Fine blue lines are indicating that there's pins on the other side of the board at those locations.
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Old 08-20-2016, 05:37 PM   #14
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Default Re: Openflex Boardview: New boardview software (linux, windows and OSX)

See https://github.com/piernov/OpenBoardView/releases for latest OS X binary, Debian package and Windows OpenGL build (may not work).
https://github.com/inflex/OpenBoardView/issues/36 is still up-to-date for Windows DirectX 9 binary.
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Old 08-20-2016, 09:20 PM   #15
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Default Re: Openflex Boardview: New boardview software (linux, windows and OSX)

Latest build adds only two small changes; more transparent default top-ray for NetWeb, and add a pin-circle for pads on the underside (which make it visually easier for you to then target to flip the board at that location without losing the mental context).
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Old 08-21-2016, 12:31 AM   #16
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Hi,

Keep up the good work. It is really very useful.
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Old 08-23-2016, 11:59 PM   #17
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Default Re: Openflex Boardview: New boardview software (linux, windows and OSX)

Have now setup a proper domain and web page for.

http://openboardview.org
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Old 08-26-2016, 07:51 PM   #18
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Default Re: Openflex Boardview: New boardview software (linux, windows and OSX)

We've switched over to a new build engine ( no longer using VS2015 for the Windows build ). New binaries available.

Interestingly, I still get a single false positive on https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/d...is/1472262260/
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:19 PM   #19
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Almost at 500 additional commits since the master release of OBV.

Would be nice if someone could fine-tune the dark theme on OFBV to make it feel crisper.
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