Re: Kicad 5.1.6
Mac OSX 10.12.6
Footprint Wizard Problem
I updated 5.1.5 to 5.1.6 one month ago and revised Directory names and locations.
All has been working well - no problems except when starting the Footprint Tool. After updating, it now takes 40sec’s to load. Previous to updating to 5.1.6, it took only 15sec’s. Otherwise, no problems, until today…
I seldom use the Footprint Wizard but, I have used it a few times since updating, including using it two days ago and it Worked Okay.
At that time (two days ago), I started to make a footprint with the Wizard, something came up before finishing and I Quit Kicad without saving my work. Figured it wouldn’t be a problem - has Not been a problem before.
I can use the ‘New Footprint’ tool (it works) but, NOT the ‘Footprint Wizard’. The video shows that scenario… (spinning wheel results from lock-up).
Logic suggests something to do with the Footprint Wizard loading the parts to be used for starting point (? not sure because the List is filled-in).
Just to make sure, I looked at my Path’s - All look good and my projects have the correct footprints and render in 3Dview and no Eeschema complaints.
I deleted the ‘sym-lib-table’ and started PCBnew, Eeschema and verified all paths. That did create a New ‘sym-lib-table’
I’m not too opposed to deleting Kicad and starting a Fresh Install but, don’t want to have left-overs. I use CleanSweep (on OSX) but it does leave some residuals so, ideas for how to fully clean and Install are welcome, too! And, naturally, I’d prefer to Not have to delete and install.