I need to archive a project so that it is portable and can be worked on by a team located elsewhere. I don’t see a way to do this.
The “archive all project files” button does archive the project. However, when I send the resulting zip file to a distant machine, the file when unarchived doesn’t work unless the distant machine has the symbols and footprints in the same places. This means that the distant machine must be a clone of mine. This situation is awkward to maintain.
If I use MitjaN’s “archive_project” action plugin, I get the -archive.lib file in which all of the symbols used in the design can be found, however, this is also a little awkward to use also because all symbols are in the “archive” library. I haven’t tried adding a symbol to this library but to do so seems counterintuitive.
My ideal solution would be MitjaN’s action plugin with another unarchiver action plugin which would allow the user to ask the user to which folder the unarchived symbol should be placed. That would speed the process of transferring a project to a distant site while setting up the machine at that site so that the distant team could make changes to the design.
Is there currently any way to do this?
Also, could I ask that one of the “archive” button or the “archive_project” action plugins have a name change? Perhaps the action plugin could become “Make project portable”? They work very differently from what I can see and having names so similar make it very confusing to the user.
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