I am running the latest release of KiCad (V5.1.0) with Win7 pro 64 bit.
I like to set the graphics lines to a small value like 0.01mm for the Dwgs.User and Edge.cuts layers.
This gives me fine control over the exact edge positions and also gets precise cross-hairs for component to edge spacing. I also do that for dimension lines.
I used to do this easily in V4.XX by selecting a short length of line and changing its width and the default value by right clicking the line and changing the parameters there. It would remain with the same width for any lines on the same layer through the whole editing time of the board.
Dimensions will now only change the text thickness, in V4 the line and text width changed together
In V5 the line stays at .15mm (default) whilst the text does change to .01mm thickness.
Drawings on Dwgs.user and edge.cuts can be set on individual lines from the line, select, properties tab which then stays at my selected width, but next time a line is drawn it has gone back to 0.15mm again. The set default in the right click edit line properties has gone. Only the selected line’s width can be changed.
The Edit Text & Graphics tab in EDIT tab seems to have no effect on the settings, it always defaults to 0.15 for any new line. (Using Modern Toolset).
Using legacy tools seems to start a block command and no line is drawn at all (mostly).
The lines can be set once drawn using the edit tab last mentioned but then all the lines on a selected layer are changed globally.
What I would like to do is draw lines on the Dwgs.User layer say at .02mm by default, then if I need a thicker size for something else, set that from the line properties (right click) tab. As this will only be for a small number of lines it is not a problem to do each one individually.
These settings do not appear to be covered at all in the manual, or any instructions about what the settings in the edit tab are intended to do.
Can anyone enlighten me how to set a default drawing width size that will persist through a session please?