I have been using a nightly build of KiCAD. I wanted to share a design with someone who is on the stable (4.0.4). When they tried to open the Pcbnew files they got the following error…
Error loading board.
unable to open this file, as it was created with a more recent version
than the one you are running. To open it, you’ll need to upgrade KiCad
to a more recent version.
Date of KiCad version required (or newer): 08/15/16
Full error text:
PARSE_ERROR: Expecting ‘clearance, trace_width, via_dia, via_drill, uvia_dia, uvia_drill, or add_net’ in input/source
‘R:\Design Projects\EVB-020 DROP Project\Hardware\KiCAD\EVB-022\EVB-022_SYS.kicad_pcb’
from C:/Jenkins/workspace/windows-kicad-msys2-stable/src/kicad-4.0/common/dsnlexer.cpp : Expecting() : line 369
Is there some documentation on specifically what changed? Is there a way for me to make the files compatible without lots of effort, or is the only option to do what it says and the person I am sharing with has to use a nightly build in order to open these files?