PcnNew crashes when trying to append board


#1

Hi all,

This morning, i wanted to create a sort of panelized board.

I want to create a single Gerber file with different pcbs to be sent to a manufacturer. This manufacter charging too much for the normal panelized board i’ve sent.

I opened PcbNew (standalone, not from KiCAD), opened a pcb design and tried to append a new board. It crashes each time i do that.

Can this be reproduced or do i have a problem ?
Thanks,

Working on W7 with :
Application: pcbnew
Version: (2017-11-07 revision 7d24a576e)-makepkg, release build
Libraries:
wxWidgets 3.0.3
libcurl/7.54.1 OpenSSL/1.0.2l zlib/1.2.11 libssh2/1.8.0 nghttp2/1.23.1 librtmp/2.3
Platform: Windows 7 (build 7601, Service Pack 1), 32 bit, Little endian, wxMSW
Build Info:
wxWidgets: 3.0.3 (wchar_t,wx containers,compatible with 2.8)
Boost: 1.60.0
Curl: 7.54.1
Compiler: GCC 7.1.0 with C++ ABI 1011

Build settings:
USE_WX_GRAPHICS_CONTEXT=OFF
USE_WX_OVERLAY=OFF
KICAD_SCRIPTING=ON
KICAD_SCRIPTING_MODULES=ON
KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON=ON
KICAD_SCRIPTING_ACTION_MENU=ON
BUILD_GITHUB_PLUGIN=ON
KICAD_USE_OCE=ON
KICAD_SPICE=ON


#2

works in this version:

Application: pcbnew
Version: (2017-09-09 revision 8c7175b00)-makepkg, release build
Libraries:
    wxWidgets 3.0.3
    libcurl/7.54.1 OpenSSL/1.0.2l zlib/1.2.11 libssh2/1.8.0 nghttp2/1.23.1 librtmp/2.3
Platform: Windows 7 (build 7601, Service Pack 1), 64-bit edition, 64 bit, Little endian, wxMSW
Build Info:
    wxWidgets: 3.0.3 (wchar_t,wx containers,compatible with 2.8)
    Boost: 1.60.0
    Curl: 7.54.1
    Compiler: GCC 7.1.0 with C++ ABI 1011

Build settings:
    USE_WX_GRAPHICS_CONTEXT=OFF
    USE_WX_OVERLAY=OFF
    KICAD_SCRIPTING=ON
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_MODULES=ON
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON=ON
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_ACTION_MENU=ON
    BUILD_GITHUB_PLUGIN=ON
    KICAD_USE_OCE=ON
    KICAD_SPICE=ON

#3

Does it crash with any board you try to append? (Test it with a very simple board)


#4

yes, for any board even simple…
I’m downloading the last nightly… will test it


#5

The nightly I use(d) is 2 months old by now… might be some bug that got in.


#6

Hi,

Tried with this version, but same problem…
Is there another way to assemble boards like i need ?

Thanks,

Application: pcbnew
Version: (2017-11-09 revision 87d06e526)-makepkg, release build
Libraries:
wxWidgets 3.0.3
libcurl/7.54.1 OpenSSL/1.0.2l zlib/1.2.11 libssh2/1.8.0 nghttp2/1.23.1 librtmp/2.3
Platform: Windows 7 (build 7601, Service Pack 1), 32 bit, Little endian, wxMSW
Build Info:
wxWidgets: 3.0.3 (wchar_t,wx containers,compatible with 2.8)
Boost: 1.60.0
Curl: 7.54.1
Compiler: GCC 7.1.0 with C++ ABI 1011

Build settings:
USE_WX_GRAPHICS_CONTEXT=OFF
USE_WX_OVERLAY=OFF
KICAD_SCRIPTING=ON
KICAD_SCRIPTING_MODULES=ON
KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON=ON
KICAD_SCRIPTING_ACTION_MENU=ON
BUILD_GITHUB_PLUGIN=ON
KICAD_USE_OCE=ON
KICAD_SPICE=ON


#7

You can only try older nightlies then…


#8

or the stable release.

@TK5EP have you tried appending into an empty file


#9

Yes, simply loading a pcb file with “append” without any previously loaded pcb crashes.
Will try on my other PC which is a 64 bit. But i only have access this evening.

I’am actualy downloading v 4.07 stable. Takes some time… :wink:
Thanks


#10

Shit !
I can’t load my actual designs with the 4.07 stable version as they are not compatible !


#11

It might be possible to convert your pcb into 4.0.7 compatible. (As long as you do not use rounded rect or polygone pads. And i think differential lines also create problems.)


#12

I have rounded rects !
Am i the only one having this problem with these versions ?

Thanks,


#13

That’s the fun of dealing with nightlies…

Not a lot of people will be using the append board function, to answer that question.


#14

would you mind to file a bug at
https://bugs.launchpad.net/kicad


#15

Hi,

I can, but not if i’m the only one… It could be related to my configuration.
I will try on another computer this evening.

thanks for interest.
Patrick


#16

This is also the reason why nightly exists… To discover bugs ! :slight_smile:


#17

As long as the person using nightly is aware of this fact. We get a lot of complaints here on the forum about nightly suddenly changing it’s behavior.


#18

Hi all,

I tried on another PC under W10 64 bits and it works just fine.
I don’t know if it is related to the 32 bits version or my PC setup and perhaps video card and openGL…

EDIT :frowning: It worked only once ! Crashed again…

Thanks,


#19

Opened a bug report and it is confirmed that it is a bug. it doesn’t happen in legacy mode, so i’m more or less saved for the moment !
Thanks,