So a file created on disk in the project folder that is then added as a
path in the project specification?

As a more general concept then should every project have a layout file in
the project folder?



On 13 Feb 2018 02:59, "Wayne Stambaugh" <stambau...@gmail.com> wrote:

I prefer adding an empty.kicad_wks file be added to the project and then
set the board and schematic worksheets to this file.  This would negate
the file format rev bumps.

On 2/12/2018 10:48 AM, Maciej Sumiński wrote:
> Hi Russell,
>
> You are right, it adds a special case for project file format, so
> technically it is a version bump. Alternatively one could simply create
> "empty.kicad_wks" and store there the contents of emptyPageLayout[]. It
> seems safer, but on the other hand I would like to be able to specify
> that design uses an empty worksheet layout.
>
> Wayne, what do you think? Is it acceptable that we add a reserved
> keyword "empty" to indicate an empty worksheet layout for a project? If
> so, we need to implement it both for pcbnew and eeschema.
>
> Regards,
> Orson
>
> On 02/11/2018 12:24 AM, Russell Oliver wrote:
>> Hi Orson and Wayne
>>
>> I have updated the patch from your changes Orson, so that the change is
>> saved using the project file settings, by setting the schematic layout
file
>> path as "empty" eg
>> PageLayoutDescrFile=empty
>>
>> It is technically a file format change, but it also provides the option
to
>> those that do not want a border to specify it for a schematic.
>>
>> Kind Regards
>> Russell
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 10:25 PM Maciej Sumiński <maciej.sumin...@cern.ch>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> There is still one problem to be solved here: worksheet layout is not
>>> saved in schematic file, so the default worksheet is restored when an
>>> imported project is saved and reloaded.
>>>
>>> I have nothing against the patch, it gives a nicer first impression.
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>> Orson
>>>
>>> On 02/07/2018 04:44 PM, Wayne Stambaugh wrote:
>>>> Thanks for testing this.  I know I'm being paranoid but we've been bit
>>>> by this before.  Maybe someday our unit testing will actually get
>>>> implemented.
>>>>
>>>> Wayne
>>>>
>>>> On 2/7/2018 8:21 AM, Russell Oliver wrote:
>>>>> I just tested printing then and it worked fine. plus one person's
>>>>> unhandled edge case is another's unit test.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 12:05 AM Wayne Stambaugh <stambau...@gmail.com
>>>>> <mailto:stambau...@gmail.com>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>     Be careful with zero length line segments.  They have been known
to
>>>>>     cause issues in the past.  We recently fixed a print bug where a
>>> zero
>>>>>     diameter circle was causing pages not to print.
>>>>>
>>>>>     On 2/7/2018 7:45 AM, Russell Oliver wrote:
>>>>>     > Hi Orson,
>>>>>     >
>>>>>     > I'm completely fine with any simplifications and style changes.
>>>>>     >
>>>>>     > With regards to the zero length line, it appears on line 110 of
>>> your
>>>>>     > patch file.
>>>>>     > 110: +    "(line (name segm1:Line) (start 0 0) (end 0 0))\n"
>>>>>     >
>>>>>     > JP mentions in a comment to the bug report that there is a
legacy
>>>>>     > compatibility requirement to have at least one item in the page
>>>>>     layout,
>>>>>     > otherwise the default layout it used. This was for old
schematics
>>> that
>>>>>     > do not have a page layout specified.
>>>>>     >
>>>>>     > Kind Regards
>>>>>     > Russell
>>>>>     >
>>>>>     >
>>>>>     > On Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 12:13 AM Maciej Sumiński
>>>>>     <maciej.sumin...@cern.ch <mailto:maciej.sumin...@cern.ch>
>>>>>     > <mailto:maciej.sumin...@cern.ch <mailto:maciej.sumin...@cern.ch
>>>>>>
>>>>>     wrote:
>>>>>     >
>>>>>     >     Hi Russell,
>>>>>     >
>>>>>     >     Thank you very much for the patch. It works as expected and
I
>>>>>     would like
>>>>>     >     to merge it, but there are two things.
>>>>>     >
>>>>>     >     I have simplified the patch a bit (moved the empty layout to
>>>>>     an existing
>>>>>     >     file, minor code formatting fixes), so please confirm you
are
>>>>>     ok with
>>>>>     >     committing it under your name.
>>>>>     >
>>>>>     >     Another question is about "there is a 0 length line to fool
>>>>>     something
>>>>>     >     somewhere." comment for const char emptyLayout[]. Could you
>>> say
>>>>>     >     something more about it? I could not spot a 0 length line in
>>>>>     the layout
>>>>>     >     description, so perhaps we can remove it to avoid confusion.
>>>>>     >
>>>>>     >     Regards,
>>>>>     >     Orson
>>>>>     >
>>>>>     >     On 02/03/2018 01:27 AM, Russell Oliver wrote:
>>>>>     >     > Attached is a patch that adds an empty layout using the
same
>>>>>     >     method as the
>>>>>     >     > SetDefaultLayout function, which is then called by the
Eagle
>>>>>     schematic
>>>>>     >     > plugin to leave only the imported frame visible.
>>>>>     >     >
>>>>>     >     > https://bugs.launchpad.net/kicad/+bug/1729722
>>>>>     >     >
>>>>>     >     > Kind Regards
>>>>>     >     > Russell
>>>>>     >     >
>>>>>     >     >
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