Appending schematic sheet in an open pro


#1

Hi folks
So I am trying to “append a schematic sheet” in an open pro which has its own schematic in a sheet.
This is because the open pro has many things …such as 50% of original sch, 80% of pcb will be reused.
So I use “append”.
It sometimes tells me to “remake” lib
I let it.
It adds a sch from another pro I select from a list.
I see some parts missing.
But when I go to save, original schematic loses all lib association.
I could not get around fixing it.
Lost so far a lot of time.
Here is how it looks in a screen shot
How do you accomplish re-using in this manner?
So that one can save tremendous amount of time.


#2

What is your kicad version? Was the source file made in the same version? Do you use personal libs? Have both projects the same library setup?


#3

Rene
thank you for the prompt response.
below is what I got from “help” info
Hope this is what you needed.
I think I have added all mylib parts in the library config in each pro. But I may be wrong.
I can send you what I have. But how do I collect that info to copy-paste here?

thnx
robin

Application: kicad
Version: (5.0.0), release build
Libraries:
wxWidgets 3.0.3
libcurl/7.54.1 OpenSSL/1.0.2l zlib/1.2.11 libssh2/1.8.0 nghttp2/1.23.1 librtmp/2.3
Platform: Windows 8 (build 9200), 64-bit edition, 64 bit, Little endian, wxMSW
Build Info:
wxWidgets: 3.0.3 (wchar_t,wx containers,compatible with 2.8)
Boost: 1.60.0
OpenCASCADE Community Edition: 6.8.0
Curl: 7.54.1
Compiler: GCC 7.1.0 with C++ ABI 1011

Build settings:
USE_WX_GRAPHICS_CONTEXT=OFF
USE_WX_OVERLAY=OFF
KICAD_SCRIPTING=ON
KICAD_SCRIPTING_MODULES=ON
KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON=ON
KICAD_SCRIPTING_ACTION_MENU=OFF
BUILD_GITHUB_PLUGIN=ON
KICAD_USE_OCE=ON
KICAD_USE_OCC=OFF
KICAD_SPICE=ON


#4

Check couple things:

  1. Check your symbol library setting on the new pro project to match with the one you copy from.
  2. Check Tool->Edit Symbol Library References... so manual map symbol if needed
  3. Make sure the schematic you appended from are compatible with 5.x version before append it.