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Offline obiwanjacobi

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All traces are gone?
« on: March 06, 2016, 09:14:56 am »
I just upgraded to the new version 4. I am a newbie and just learning KiCad.

I don't remember what I did but at some point I could only see traces if I clicked on the net/trace/pad.
I closed and reopened my project and now all my traces are gone!?

Can anyone tell me what I did (wrong)? Are my traces really gone or just hidden...?

It isn't too dramatic, the traces were a bus routed between 4 memory ICs so its very easy to recreate. I just want to know what I did so I know what to do next time...

Thanx,
Marc
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Re: All traces are gone?
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2016, 10:50:28 am »
Great, now the file is corrupt...

I need a break   >:(
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Re: All traces are gone?
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2016, 12:17:04 pm »
Corrupt?  Are you being given a dialog message or are you surmising this?  Has kicad saved any backup copies in the same folder as your project (may be as hidden files)?  Give as much information as you can.

RE not seeing tracks: you may have disabled the visibility of these layers.  By default kicad has a list of layers on the right hand side the pcbnew window.  There are two tabs; try ticking everything under both.

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Re: All traces are gone?
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2016, 12:23:44 pm »
Quote
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Open Board File
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Error loading board.
PARSE_ERROR: Unexpected 'grid_origin' in input/source "C:\Users\marc\Documents\Hardware Projects\Z80 Computer\CAD\CPU Board\Z80 CPU Board.kicad_pcb", line 60, offset 6
from f:/kicad-launchpad/stable/stable_2013-07-07_BZR4022/common/dsnlexer.cpp : Unexpected() : line 317
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OK   
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Code: [Select]
  (setup
    (last_trace_width 0.254)
    (trace_clearance 0.254)
    (zone_clearance 0.508)
    (zone_45_only no)
    (trace_min 0.254)
    (segment_width 0.2)
    (edge_width 0.1)
    (via_size 0.889)
    (via_drill 0.635)
    (via_min_size 0.889)
    (via_min_drill 0.508)
    (uvia_size 0.508)
    (uvia_drill 0.127)
    (uvias_allowed no)
    (uvia_min_size 0.508)
    (uvia_min_drill 0.127)
    (pcb_text_width 0.3)
    (pcb_text_size 1.5 1.5)
    (mod_edge_width 0.381)
    (mod_text_size 1 1)
    (mod_text_width 0.15)
    (pad_size 5 5)
    (pad_drill 3.2)
    (pad_to_mask_clearance 0)
    (aux_axis_origin 46.355 234.315)
    (grid_origin 46.355 234.315)         <= line 60
    (visible_elements 7FFFE7FF)
    (pcbplotparams
      (layerselection 0x00030_80000001)
      (usegerberextensions true)
      (excludeedgelayer true)
      (linewidth 0.150000)
      (plotframeref false)
      (viasonmask false)
      (mode 1)
      (useauxorigin false)
      (hpglpennumber 1)
      (hpglpenspeed 20)
      (hpglpendiameter 15)
      (hpglpenoverlay 2)
      (psnegative false)
      (psa4output false)
      (plotreference true)
      (plotvalue true)
      (plotinvisibletext false)
      (padsonsilk false)
      (subtractmaskfromsilk false)
      (outputformat 1)
      (mirror false)
      (drillshape 1)
      (scaleselection 1)
      (outputdirectory ""))
  )


Because the files wont load, I cannot try your suggestion...
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Re: All traces are gone?
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2016, 12:40:16 pm »
Just when I pasted in the error text I noticed the 2013 reference in path.

When installing 4 I got a warning that the older version would get overwritten - which I answered with OK (or yes).

Seems that the version 4 installer is not fail safe. Better to abort installation I think.

I uninstalled 4, removed all remaining references to KiCad manually (Program Files (x86)) and reinstalled.

An yes, the files load fine. It was an old version of the file parser that was used which did not know the new grid_origin keyword.

And yes, I had somehow de-checked the layer. pfff should have known that one.

Anyway, thanks, your response sparked the path to success.  :-+
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Re: All traces are gone?
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2016, 09:55:32 pm »
Kudos++  :-+


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