Oh, I see...
Oh so KiCad 5 relative paths do still work, but you have to specify the base directory to start, it does not assume the current project directory.
Having updated (and broken and then fixed again) some other projects I am working on I at least know how it should work, and how to break it if I do it in the wrong order...
Just a lot of projects to update, and new documentation needed to support this.
KiCad 5 and other plans
So KiCad 5 came out whilst I was working on new layouts. It's pretty good, some limited regression over version 4, but otherwise a good improvement. I am porting all projects to it.
The new schematic library management is fantastic, and yet they did not do the same to the PCB libraries. The difference being that in the schematic libraries every project library and component is accessible from a panel with a tree structure. The PCB libraries are still driven through dialogues. Consistency is key with these type of programs so a little disappointed here.
However I am seeing some issues taking my design files across multiple machines. I store the designs on my online cloud storage. They should open and work on any machine with relative paths for libraries. This used to work. However this is not working with version 5. It is causing me some issues, and I would like to resolve it before updating, but it does not seem consistent between machines.
Other plans; well I am not happy with the website, too much text and not enough content that is useful. Would like something a little more streamlined.
Once I get around to ordering new PCBs I would like to make more content. How to build them. How to use them. Some guides (video and PDF) on how to use SigmaStudio. Some useful demo applications. Not sure on timescales, have a lot more than this to work on in life!
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