eeschema is working properly . I tried reinstalling multiple times to check if there were some issues with my install but apparently it shuts down repeatedly. Also, the footprint editor also resulted in the same issue.
I installed the nightly builds that you recommended but I am facing the same issue. Is there something that I have missed in installing ? Any specific repositories or files etc ? @cbernardo
If i encounter a software that crashes without any error message i use a terminal to start it and hope that some sort of output is printed there.
If it is possible to to something similar in windows you could try that. Maybe KiCad does print some “error” message there. (Not correctly handled exceptions could cause such a behavior.)
One more thing that can cause mysterious crashes is if the scenegraph library (libkicad_3dsg.dll) cannot be found. It should be in the same directory as your pcbnew.exe and _pcbnew.kiface. I’d be surprised if that were the problem though since the installer should have put them all in the right place.
@davidsrsb Thanks for the references. I have got it working by changing the PYTHONPATH which I had modified earlier for installing opencv. But I have new problem now - when i launch the pcbnew an error message pops up :
Look what I just got (after playing around with my pythonpath variable earlier today, essentially I created it and changed the order of things in there):
I didn’t change anything on the KiCAD install.
All I did was trying to get my python 2.7 install to see the pyserial/serial module by installing that.
But it never really stuck with the python shell I got when I typed python at the command line… so I tried it with the environment variable.
OK, now I removed the PYTHONPATH variable again and it’s content from Win7 and restarted KiCAD - no problem anymore.
PCBnew starts without issue and console is available
Now I listed the pythonpath variable that KiCAD ‘ships’ with: