[Cryptech-Commits] [user/ft/alpha_to_kicad] 04/04: add new findings about problems with the schematics

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commit 392b0e19d13b78387d3528dfba03388acd0ef5bd
Author: Fredrik Thulin <fredrik at thulin.net>
AuthorDate: Thu Sep 28 13:37:22 2017 +0200

    add new findings about problems with the schematics
 README.md | 7 ++++++-
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/README.md b/README.md
index 998f561..3a40746 100644
--- a/README.md
+++ b/README.md
@@ -17,7 +17,12 @@ NOTE: The latest stable KiCAD version as of this writing is 4.0.7 - it does
 NOT include necessary support for stitching vias. Install KiCAD nightly build
 to work with the Cryptech Alpha PCB.
-The schematics are successfully converted.
+The schematics are mostly converted. A few components do not connect with their
+nets (e.g. C9 and C10 on sheet rev02_01), but maybe a manual overhaul will be
+needed anyways at the end of conversion. A bigger issue is that no components
+get footprints associated with them in the schema, so generating a new netlist
+won't work at all. The footprints exists in some form in the PCB, so we only
+need to figure out how to reference them properly in the schema.
 All the copper layers convert reasonably well. The challenges are mostly
 around filled polygons on the various layers. A python script (fix-pcb.py)

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