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Re: Problem opening a PCB file
On 7/6/21 12:04 PM, jp charras wrote:
Le 06/07/2021 à 17:55, Steven A. Falco a écrit :
On 7/6/21 11:30 AM, jp charras wrote:
Le 06/07/2021 à 17:17, Steven A. Falco a écrit :
I've found a project on github  that I am interested in, but I have not been able to open the PCB file correctly. It seems that 5.1 is too old to handle this file, but 5.99 has several issues, as described in .
It looks like the ground plane is not being processed properly. I also noted that the three "zone" buttons on the left pane of pcb_new are grayed out, which seems very strange.
I'm not sure if the original project authors did something wrong. I see both a .pro and a .kicad_pro file in the directory, so they must have switched major releases at some point. But I'd still expect pcb_new to be able to deal with the board file.
Just delete the .kicag_prl file, or reenable the visibility of objects.
Thanks - that helps. But something is still wrong. When I toggle the pads and zones visibility to turn them on, I see the zones filled in, as expected.
But then, when I type ^B, I get 88 unrouted nets, and if I had "Show filled areas of zones" selected, the filled zone in the center of the board disappears although the zone outline remains.
So it seems that something is still wrong.
^B removes the zone fill. B rebuilds the zone fill.
Ooops. I feel stupid. Thanks for the help. :-)