So I finally took the plunge and have installed 6.0.4 on my macOS setup. (using the ‘replace’ option)
I’m now opening each file in turn, letting KiCAD convert to the new format (which I now see I made a mistake not keeping the cache files), fixing ‘lost’ symbols, then saving.
Do I assume correctly the .pro is the v5 project file and .kicad_pro is the v6 version?
What is the .prl file?
I’ll probably find the answer on my own, but where is the menu for defining the hotkeys? I’m missing the ‘C’ hotkey for copying a schematic symbol and I’m accustomed to using the ‘forward delete’ key to delete something vs. backspace…
Thanks for confirming my thoughts on .pro / kicad_pro. I relocated all my v5 project files into my KiCAD root folder, then as I complete conversion, I’m moving them back into the proper subfolders while the v5 files get swept into another folder that will be archived when I finish updating the files.
I did find the hotkey menu after my post and got the delete key fixed to my preference.
Now I just need to find the setting for the default folder location; I don’t like it when an app just goes and creates a folder in my documents folder without asking me if I want a folder created (vs. linking to where I keep the project files instead).
I am finding that on some projects a few schematic symbols do not convert and I end up with the boxes we saw on V5 if there was a missing rescue library. Most of the rescue parts do convert, so something odd going on