I've been using v2.1.3 for a year or two. Now I want to upgrade to v2.2. I downloaded the installer from Github and it ran. Generally, it seems to have installed most of the app successfully. When I start the app, the main window appears but an Error window popup says "Import error: error opening DXF/DWG file". I can close that error window, and the app is mostly working.
Was I trying to handle the installation incorrectly? I had (still have) v2.1.3 working with some drawings in my files. I installed v2.2 in a new directory - not to replace v2.1.3. I didn't know if it could automatically work with the 2.1.3 drawing files - and, I wanted to try it out first. But now I see that even the application settings are common between the two versions - if I change them in one, it changes them in both.
I was trying to do the download carefully, but it was pretty automated and kind of got ahead of me. There seemed to be a lot of extra information and advertising, where a clean download and install would have been much appreciated.
So, it looks to me that v2.2 wants to read the design files created in 2.1.3. And I guess I should abandon v2.1.3 and just use v2.2 with the earlier design files. Is that the application plan?
That would leave me with that original error message - "Import error".
Any ideas on that?
The application settings are stored in the Windows registry, outside of the LibreCAD installation folder, and stay there even if you delete, reinstall or upgrade LibreCAD. That's why the settings for the two versions you have installed get coupled.
You can abandon v2.1.3 without any fears, 2.2.0 rc is better in many respects and fully compatible with older drawing files. The only little incompatibility I have experienced is with fixed length dimension extension lines, if you use them, as they are handled differently in 2.2.0 rc2.
If you still want to keep a 2.1.3 version to feel save, you can use a portable version from portableapps.com. This keeps all settings within it's own folder and so doesn't interfere with a normal install. You even can use several installs with different settings if you like.
Thanks for that clarity. After backing up my 2.1 drawings and working with them a little bit in 2.2 I've decided to just work with 2.2.
After making 6 or 7 drawings in 2.1 and some frustration trying to fix a few remaining quirks, I started looking at 2.2. One problem I had in 2.1 seems to be worse in 2.2. I have simple drawings with dimensions. The dimension text (size) usually is too light to read and would not Bold. I managed to almost fix it in 2.1 by enlarging the text slightly. But a few of the dimensions just would not darken, even though they look identical to the others. The problem seemed to get worse in 2.2, and I haven't been able to correct any of the dimensions on any of the drawings. Is this a known worse problem in 2.2?
I don't know of anything worsening with 2.2.0. It probably just has to do with your drawing settings. Best you provide a sample file here with More v - Upload a file. I can have a look at it then.
And tell what scale the drawing is intended to be printed.