Great, thank you Russell! That is exactly what I had in mind.

Regards,
Orson

On 02/13/2018 01:56 AM, Russell Oliver wrote:
> Updated patch.
> 
> On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 9:41 AM Wayne Stambaugh <stambau...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> 
>> On 02/12/2018 05:21 PM, Russell Oliver wrote:
>>> So a file created on disk in the project folder that is then added as a
>>> path in the project specification?
>>
>> Yes.  Just set m_PageLayoutDescrFileName to empty.kicad_wks for both the
>> schematic and the board BASE_SCREEN objects and you should be good to go.
>>
>>>
>>> As a more general concept then should every project have a layout file
>>> in the project folder?
>>
>> Only when the default worksheet cannot be used.  If you are OK with the
>> default worksheet, then no worksheet file is required.
>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On 13 Feb 2018 02:59, "Wayne Stambaugh" <stambau...@gmail.com
>>> <mailto: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 <mailto: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>
>>>     >>>>> <mailto: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>>
>>>     >>>>>     > <mailto: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
>>>     <https://bugs.launchpad.net/kicad/+bug/1729722>
>>>     >>>>>     >     >
>>>     >>>>>     >     > Kind Regards
>>>     >>>>>     >     > Russell
>>>     >>>>>     >     >
>>>     >>>>>     >     >
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