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Re: New BOARD File Format (*.kicad_pcb)


Two things:

*) JP did fix an issue wrt regex pattern matching on file extension

*) there was a bug in kicadpcb format loading, that was only recently
fixed.  If you loaded that board type and saved it, your board file thru
hole pads were damaged.  No longer a concern with very new pcbnew. Fix was
in a commit I made recently, could check the log to get exact version at
which fix came in.

Suggest using newest pcbnew testing, and converting, ie save as, again.

On Dec 29, 2012 7:04 AM, "jp charras" <jp.charras@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Le 28/12/2012 13:08, Brian Sidebotham a écrit :
>> Hi Guys,
>> Excellent work! Sorry it's taken me so long to respond!
>> I have updated the Rapsberry-Pi template to the new kicad_pcb
s-expression format but I have an issue.
>> I started a new project based on the old template, and I've made some
changes (Marked some low height areas and what-not which aid layout). Then
I used Save-As in PCBNEW to save in the .kicad_pcb format - this file looks
good, and I deleted the .brd file. Now though, the .kicad_pcb file doesn't
show in the project tree. KiCad also doesn't try and open the .kicad_pcb
file either, it warns me that the .brd file doesn't exist yet.
>> Is there something I've done wrong? Sorry I've not been keeping up with
the list for a month or so, so I may have missed something obvious.
>> The board does get loaded correctly if I select the correct filetype and
load it with PCBNEW. Here is my PCBNEW version information:
>> Application: Pcbnew
>> Version: (2012-11-30 BZR 3829)-testing
> I am thinking your Kicad version is too old.
> --
> Jean-Pierre CHARRAS
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