the footprint generator is great, but the main issue i see with it right now is that before you click ‘generate’ you don’t know exactly what it’s going to look like, and after you click ‘generate’ there’s no way to go back and tweak the settings - you have to delete and start from scratch.
it would be great if you could make the generator dialog non-modal and movable and have it automatically generate the footprint every time you change a setting. this way you’d be able to see the result on the design surface, move it around (although probably not edit it directly in the design), tweak the values in the generator dialog and then once you’re happy with it, commit the changes which would make the parts of the footprint editable on the design surface.
barring that, at least remember the previous settings of the footprint generator dialog so we don’t have to type in all those damn numbers every time.
or bring back the octopart import.